.cat domains

The domain extension addressed to Catalonia. If your website is oriented to the Catalan public, this is your extension.

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Dominio .cat

.cat Domain registration information

Uso de caracteres

Use of characters in .cat domains

Admits from 2 and up to 63 characters in length. Local language characters, digits from 0 through 9 are allowed. Hyphen may be used if it is not at the beginning or at the end of the domain.
Duración del registro

Duration of .cat domain registration

A .cat domain can be registered for up to 10 years.
Dominios IDN

IDN domains

Supports multilingual characters such as “á,à,é,è,í,ï,ó,ò,ú,ü,ñ,ç,l·l”.
Requisitos especiales

Special requirements to buy .cat domains

It is necessary to use them for websites related to Catalonia or written in Catalan.
Ocultación de datos Whois

Whois data hiding in .cat domains

.cat domains allow the hiding of Whois data.
Bloqueo de transferencia

Transfer lock

The block against transfer can be enabled or disabled.

.cat domain life cycle

Dominio disponible<br />

Available domain

In this first phase the domain is free and can be registered. Any user can request the registration of a domain available through an accredited Registrar Agent and become its owner.


The domain name is registered and can be active from 1 to 10 years. This is the period of the first registration, but if the holder decides to renew it, he can keep the domain active for as long as he wishes.
Fecha de vencimiento<br />

Due date

When the expiration date of the domain arrives, if it is not renewed, the domain expires. At that time, all services related to the domain become inactive: the website, email accounts, etc.
Período de gracia<br />

Grace period

If the domain is not renewed before the expiration date, it enters a grace period that lasts between 30 and 45 days. During this period, the domain remains inactive, but it can be recovered at the normal renewal price.
Período de redención<br />

Redemption Period

If the domain is not renewed during the grace period, it goes into a redemption status for 30 days. A domain in redemption can be recovered and renewed, but at a higher price than the normal renewal fee.
Período de eliminación<br />


If the domain is not renewed during the grace or redemption period, at the end of the period it remains a few days in the process of deletion. When it is deregistered, it becomes available again for registration by any user.

.cat domain transfer

Inicio de la transferencia<br />

Start of transfer

.cat domains can be transferred as long as 60 days have passed since their registration, transfer or change of owner. It is advisable to start the transfer at least 15 days before the expiration date in case there are unforeseen events.
Requisitos especiales para la transferencia<br />

Special requirements for transfer

.cat domains need to be unlocked at the provider of origin so they can be transferred. The authcode or EPP code must also be obtained to facilitate it when requesting the transfer.
The price of the transfer is 23,99$
 dominio debe estar desbloqueado
Domain must be unlocked at source registrar
Días de transferencia
It is normally transferred between 5 and 7 calendar days
Las DNS no se modifican
The DNS are not modified during the process
Se añade un año de servicio al dominio al transferirlo
One year of service is added to the domain upon transfer

.cat domain renewal

Renovación de dominios
You can renew your .cat domain at any time, without having to wait for the expiration date. You can renew it for as many years as you want, as long as the term of the domain does not exceed 10 years in total.

What happens if the domain is not renewed before the expiration date?

If you don’t renew your domain before the expiration date arrives, it will be inoperative. When the domain expires, all the services related to it stop working: website, email accounts, etc.

Frequently asked questions about .cat domains

Para qué se utilizan

What are .cat domains used for?

Domains with a .cat extension are mainly oriented to web pages for Catalonia. In other words, if your business is located in Catalonia and you want to make yourself visible online to Catalan users, this is the extension you should choose for your domain. This extension was created in 2005 and is managed by the Punt Cat Foundation.

DNS update in .cat domains

The DNS of a .cat domain can be modified at any time at the provider where the domain is managed. At Webempresa we provide you with a control panel where you can check the DNS assigned to the domain and also modify them. The DNS change takes effect immediately on the domain, but must propagate throughout the network. This propagation can take 6-12 hours to complete, typically.
Actualización de DNS en dominios
Cambio de datos Whois en dominios

Change of Whois data in .cat domains

The whois data of all the domain contacts (owner, administrative, technical, billing) can be changed at any time at the provider where the domain is managed. If the name, surname, organization, identity document or email account is updated in the data of the owner contact, a process of change of domain owner will begin, which must be accepted by both the current owner contact and the new one to make it effective. If the data of the holder is changed, the domain cannot be transferred to another provider in the 60 days following the change.
Is it advisable to use .cat domains with ñ?
It is not advisable to register domains that contain a special symbol (such as ñ, ç or an accent). They are called IDN (Internationalized Domain Name) domains. The domain is registered as you typed it and will be valid for normal use, but translation into a different format is required for the services to work with the domain. For example, the domain cataluña.cat translates into xn--catalua-9za.cat, and it will be as it appears for services, such as mail. For our part we do not recommend it.
Are there .cat domains that are reserved or that cannot be registered?
There is no specific list of reserved domains that you cannot register. But we do recommend that before buying a domain in your name, check if the brand is already registered or there is a company related to the domain (such as other extensions under the same name).
Can I assign my company data in Whois contacts to the .catdomain?
Yes, you can assign your company data to all the contacts of the .cat domains.
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