Become .cat registrar
Welcome to .cat !
cat is growing and we want you to share our success.
Registry operations starded on February 2006 and we have now (May 2007) more than 22.000 domains registered, millions of web pages indexed, lots of new users registering a domain name for the first time, and a whole new market awaiting, worldwide, for your domain and hosting offers.
.cat is the sTLD that promotes the Catalan language in the Internet and is available to whoever around the world wants publish Catalan content online.
The .cat Market
.cat is the best way to address the Catalan speaking community and markets, around 10 million people
(9th most spoken language, out of the 59 spoken in the European Union in 2006). Catalan is spoken in the Eastern part of the Iberian peninsula and Baleraic islands (Andorra, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Perpinyà and València as main towns).
Internet has a high penetration rate, both at home
, and you can easily catch the wave.
Besides Academia, associations, business and institutional markets, .cat has been able to attract many new users, individuals, SOHO and others that had not previous presence online, nor a domain. The existance of .cat has attracted more than 5.000 registrants to get their own domain for the first time. Will you miss this opportunity ?
Do not hesitate, you have a double business opportunity
- untap a virgin market with many new registrants that need domains and hosting.
- help your corporate or multinational customers to get a .cat and make more business by targeting a better segmented market (eg. eismann.cat, microsoft.cat, yahoo.cat, etc).
Benefit from our market knowledge
You benefit from puntCAT managed promotions, direct campaings and impacts on Media and community (potential registrants). We have already been on several TV and radios prime-time and got articles and news in paper and digital magazines and newspapers.
Getting a .cat is easy: registrants just need to publish significative (ie. non-testimonial) content in Catalan in its .cat web site, whatever their location, birthpalce, or activity might be.
Everybody is welcome to .cat and we are waiting for you.
Steps to become .cat registrar
Becoming .cat registrar is easy and riskless:
- You have to be ICANN accredited registrar
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org asking for it.
- We will send you the forms to be filled, signed and sent back to ICANN and puntCAT.
- You will receive the technical documentation and get access to our testing systems (Payload and EPP).
- We exchange logos, set administrative processes and formalize accounting.
- We list you in our site along with all .cat registrars
- Whenever you are ready to start registering, you wire enough to cover what you expect to registrer during the first months.
- Start registering !