.cat

This article describes the procedures and requirements of .cat domain names.
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Successful domain registration via RCP or API requires:

Authorization code required yes
Method of confirmation authcode
Registration period after transfer extends
Average transfer time Max 6 days
Advanced and simple transfers available Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .cat domains is available.

Owner change (trade)

  • Trade - via RCP or API, by updating the owner handle
  • Confirmation - via email to losing and gaining domain owners

Other update

  • Domain updates - via RCP or API. Processed real-time

Delete

Restore / reactivate

  • Restore - via RCP or API within 72 days after delete
Registry
Domain lifecycle
Technical information
  • DNSSEC support: yes
  • Minimum length: 3 characters
  • Maximum length: 62 characters
  • Allowed characters: a-z 0-9 -
  • IDN characters: Some (à; ç; è é; í; ï; l·l; ò; ó; ú; ü)
  • Registration period: 1-10 years
  • Renewal date offset: 0 days
    The number of days before the registry's expiration date, that Openprovider requires the domain to be renewed or expired. More info.
    Note that the dates as shown in your Openprovider account are always leading, even if they do not match the renewal date offset mentioned here.
  • Soft quarantine period: 44 days
    During this period, following after an expiration, the domain can be restored for free. This period does not apply if the domain is deleted explicitly. More info.
  • Quarantine period: 28 days
    During this period, an expired or deleted domain name can be reactivated at an additional fee.
Restrictions
  • Local presence required? no
  • Does Openprovider provide local presence services? no
  • Local activity required? yes
  • Correct nameserver configuration required? no
  • Within 6 months after registration, site content must include Catalan as one of the languages available.
Policies
Registration agreement The registry requires that a registration agreement is in place between the provider and the domain holder. The text of this registration agreement and any required supplements is the following:
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