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.CAT

.CAT domains are ideal for organizations and individuals located in Catalonia. These are aimed at the Catalan linguistic and cultural community on the Internet and those who want to reach it, and anyone can register a .CAT domain, wherever they live or whatever they do provided that they have significant content in Catalan on the website.

For more information on registering your .CAT domain, including requirements, please see below.

.CAT
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Overview
Introduced 2017
Category Other
Registry FundaciĆ³ puntCAT & CORE
IDN Capable Yes
Dispute Policy ICANN Rules
Webpage Register .CAT
Legal Information
Legal Registry Policies

Contents


Registry

TLD

.cat

Registry

Fundacio puntCAT

Dispute Policy

Rules

Registrar

1api GmbH

WHOIS-Server

whois.nic.cat

WHOIS-Update

Real-Time

Min. Characters

1

Max. Characters

63

Character Set
  • Letters and numbers
  • Hyphens ("-"), however not at the beginning or directly in front of the TLD
  • IDN: allowed
Limitations
  • Registrant Contacts: Required: 1 / Maximum: 1
  • Admin Contacts: Required: 1 / Maximum: 1
  • Tech Contacts: Required: 1 / Maximum: 1
  • Billing Contacts: Required: 1 / Maximum: 1

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IDN capable

Yes

Restore capable

Real-Time

Handle Updates

Supported

Registration System

Real-Time

Allowed number of NS

0 to 13

Registry Nameservercheck

No

Host IP-Addresses Type

IPv4 / IPv6

Hosts managed as

Object

SEC DNS Interface

DS data interface

Transferclass

Pull

Transfer Periods

1Y

Transfer Authcode required

Yes

Transfer Real-Time

No

Transfer Pending Period

5 days

Transfer Expire Action

ACK

Transfer ACK by

Registrar

Transfer NACK by

Registrar

Transfer Lock

Yes

Transfer Confirmation (Request / Approve)

FOA E-Mail / -

Owner Change by

ICANN-TRADE


Periods

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Registration Periods

1-10 years

Add Grace Period

0 days

Accounting Period

-5 days

Finalization Period

1 day

Failure Period

44 days

Payment Period

-61 days

Deletion Restorable Period

30 days

Deletion Hold Period

5 days

Explicit Renewals

Yes

Renewal Periods

1-9 years


API

Domain Registration

Domains can be registered in Real-Time with the API AddDomain command.

command = AddDomain
domain  = (DOMAIN)

REQUIRED

ownercontact0 = (CONTACT)
admincontact0 = (CONTACT)
techcontact0 = (CONTACT)
billingcontact0 = (CONTACT)
nameserver0 = (NAMESERVER)
nameserver1 = (NAMESERVER)

OPTIONAL

auth = (TEXT) | (NULL)
period = (PERIOD)
transferlock = 0 | 1 | (NULL)

Domain Transfer

The transfer has to be initiated by the gaining registrar and can be requested with the API TransferDomain command.
A valid Authorization Code must be provided to initiate a transfer successfully. You may obtain the authorization code from the losing registrar.
Before a transfer gets initiated at the registry, a confirmation is required: An email confirmation (ICANN FOA email) will be sent to the registrant / administrative contact which has to be confirmed. Once confirmed then the transfer is initiated.
As soon as a domain transfer has been initiated it can either be approved ("ACK") by Registrar or denied ("NACK") by Registrar. If the registry receives neither a denial ("NACK") nor an approval ("ACK") the transfer will be ACKed after 5 days.

Please note that HEXONET is acting in compliance with ICANN Transfers Guidelines. The respective policies can be viewed under http://www.icann.org/transfers/ :

As soon as you have submitted a transfer request, the HEXONET system will send an email to the domain registrant/administrative contact, asking for approval. As soon as this email has been confirmed, the transfer is initiated through the official registry and the losing registrar will receive the transfer request. The losing registrar will then send an email to the domain registrant/administrative contact, allowing him/her to cancel or deny the pending transfer. If there is no response received within 5 days, the transfer will automatically be processed.

If the email address in the WHOIS is invalid, then the transfer cannot be processed. If this is the case, then kindly contact your current registrar and ask them to update the WHOIS information accordingly. If you do not know the name of the registrar simply perform a WHOIS search at http://www.hexonet.net/


command = TransferDomain
domain = (DOMAIN)

REQUIRED

auth = (TEXT)

OPTIONAL

period = (PERIOD)
transferlock = 0 | 1 | (NULL)
action = REQUEST | APPROVE | DENY | CANCEL | USERTRANSFER

Delete Domain

Domains can be deleted with the API DeleteDomain command.
There is a Deletion Restorable Period of 30 days and a following Deletion Hold Period of 5 days.

command = DeleteDomain
domain = (DOMAIN)

Restore Domain

Restores can be processed in realtime. A restore is possible within 30 days upon deletion. Please use the command RestoreDomain.

command = RestoreDomain
domain = (DOMAIN)

OPTIONAL

subuser = (TEXT)
renewalmode = (NULL) | (TEXT)

Ownerchange

All contact information with the exception of registrant Name, Firstname and Organisation can be updated through the ModifyDomain command.
In order to change the owner you have to request a trade with the TradeDomain command. This can be done through our web interface or through our API:

command = TradeDomain
domain = <DOMAIN>
ownercontact0 = <CONTACT>
command = ModifyDomain
domain = (DOMAIN)

REQUIRED

ownercontact0 = (CONTACT)


TLD specific

X-CORE-INTENDED-USE

You agree that your .CAT website will be in Catalan or about Catalonia. Please use the INTENDED USE field only if you intend to use the domain for other purposes.

X-CAT-ACCEPT-HIGHLY-REGULATED-TAC

X-CAT-ACCEPT-HIGHLY-REGULATED-TAC = 1: The confirmation that the registrant has read and agrees and is willing to be bound by all .CAT Registry policies, which can be reviewed at http://fundacio.cat/en/domini/about-cat/domain-rules.

Authorization code

There are special requirements regarding the format of the authorization code. Please consider the following restrictions, if you want to assign a new authorization code to a .CAT domain:

  • Minimum 8 characters
  • having at least one (1) numeric,
  • one (1) alphabetic, and
  • one (1) special character

You may generate a valid random auth code by adding this parameter to the ModifyDomain command:

command = ModifyDomain
domain = (DOMAIN)

REQUIRED

generaterandomauth = 1


Addons

The following overview shows you all available Domain Addons which can be used for this special kind of TLD. It also shows the respective API parameters which are required to activate the Domain Addons:

Addon Class Parameter to (de)activate *1) Renewal term *2) Affected Parameters *3)
Proxy (WHOISTRUSTEELITE_CAT) X-ACCEPT-WHOISTRUSTEELITE-TAC = 0 | 1 1 month All Contacts
Proxy (WHOISTRUSTEE_CAT) X-ACCEPT-WHOISTRUSTEE-TAC = 0 | 1 1 month All Contacts






*1) Parameter to (de)activate: When accessing our backend through the API, you can either activate the addon with X-ACCEPT-WHOISTRUSTEELITE-TAC=1 or deactivate it with
      X-ACCEPT-WHOISTRUSTEELITE-TAC=0
*2) Renewal Term: Is the minimum renewal term of the "Addon Class"
*3) If you are using a "Proxy" Domain Addon normally all contact handles are affected (registrant, admin, tech, and billing contact).
      
      




RegistrarOC

ICANN Whois Data Reminder Policy (WDRP)

At least annually, a registrar must present to the registrant the current Whois information, and remind the registrant that provision of false Whois information can be grounds for cancellation of his domain name registration. Registrants must review their Whois data, and make any corrections.

ICANN Registrar Data Escrow Program (RDE)

Under the data escrow provision of the Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA), all ICANN-accredited registrars must regularly deposit a backup copy of their gTLD registration data with ICANN through ICANN's arrangement with Iron Mountain or they may elect to use a Third Party Provider of RDE services that has been approved by ICANN.

Restore Process

To restore a domain as a RegistrarOC customer, you simply have to execute the RestoreDomain command. HEXONET directly forwards the restore request to the registry, which performs the restore in real-time. As soon as the restore is complete, the domain will get assigned to your account with the original domain data.

Please do not initiate a restore directly at the registry (e.g. using the registrar webinterface). All restore operations must be performed through our system.