DOMINIS .CAT A SEDO A LA VENDA

He descobert que hi ha una cinquantena de dominis .cat a la venda a la pàgina de SEDO. No m’ha fet cap gràcia ja que durant anys he tingut dominis .cat i mai els he posat a la venda ja que quan vaig llegir la normativa vaig entendre que això no es podia fer. I per això no els vaig vendre fins i tot quan em van contactar de diferents parts del món per comprar-meels dominis.

He intentat contactar amb la Fundació .cat i no rebo cap resposta.

Un ha pogut estar en una situació econòmicamolt difícil i no ha venut el seu domini.cat ja que se suposa que això va contra la normativa. I ara veig com SEDO està ple de dominis .cat ala venda i aquí no passa res.

YOUR .CAT FOR LESS THAN 10 EUROS!

During some weeks there is an extremely cheap promotion of .cat domains for less than 10 euros the first year! The .cat must be related to the Catalan culture or community. Most of them are so written in Catalan mostly but not necessarily if their content is associated to the Catalan culture or community.

LINK: http://www.lamegapromo.cat/ 

A CAT GIVEN AS A PRESENT TO MERKEL AND SARKOZY IF THEY SOLVE THE EUROCRISIS

Bundeskanzlerin Dr. Angela Merkel

Will Angela accept a special .cat as a present?

I just have thought about giving a present to Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy is they solve the eurocrisis. A cat would be the gift. The cat to be given would be a European called THE.CAT …

Let me think over …

WHAT HAPPENED WITH THE KITTEN?

Yesterday one could read in THE TIMES an article about a stolen kitten. The sad thing of the article is that the article was more worried about the wherabouts of the people connected to the kitten than the kitten. I am not saying that the people in the story were not important to the story but I wonder if I was the only reader who missed knowing what happened to the kitten! THE TIMES should understand that some people also like to know about the lives of the kittens. Did the kitten return home?

THE GLOWING CAT

It is some minutes that I have read the news and my imagination has gone mad. I just have imagined a future world with glowing humans and glowing animals and also glowing plants. Blue eyes, brown eyes or just glowing eyes?

As I imagine that the news will spread very quickly I just want to put a photo of one of the green glowing cats from the Mayo Clinic.

JA SOM MÉS DE 50.000 DOMINIS .CAT

sembla irreal, un món de maqueta, però així és...

Image via Wikipedia

Amb tot això de les protestes que van començar el 15 de maig gairebé no he tingut temps per altres coses però ara he sabut que el domini .cat ja té més de 50.000 dominis registrats. De fet acabo de veure que ja hi ha 50.020 dominis (0100 divendres 20 de maig 2011)

Sembla mentida que hi pugui haver-hi tants de registrats. En conec tan pocs!: www.tv3.cat, www.elperiodico.cat, www.avui.cat, www.ara.cat, www.lavanguardia.cat, www.gencat.cat, www.rodaliesdelageneralitat.cat, www.meteo.cat, www.google.cat, www.domini.cat, www.perecullera.cat,  

larry@the.cat

10 Downing Street

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Si el gat de Downning Street, 10 hagués de tenir un compte d’email potser larry@the.cat seria un fàcil de recordar. Però dubto que el gat de la família Cameron tingui cap preocupació per tenir un compte de correu. Sembla ser que està més interessat pels ratolins i divendres sant va capturar el seu primer ratolí.

Podeu saber-ne més detalls al Daily Mail:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1380066/At–Larry-Downing-St-cat-catches-mouse.html

THE .CAT DOMAINS SEEN BY THE.CAT

As I said in the last post it is about five years since the first general registration of .cat domains. Surprisingly, five years later, the .cat is a unique domain as it is the only domain related to a language and to a culture.

In some days or weeks there will be 50,000 .cat domains registered.

The biggest city where Catalan is spoken is Barcelona. Some years ago we just had a newspaper written in Catalan called AVUI. Later we had AVUI and EL PERIÓDICO. This last newspaper has two editions, one in Catalan an another in Castilian. Some months ago a new newspaper was born: ARA. And in some weeks a very old newspaper called LA VANGUARDIA will have also a Catalan edition. So, in about a decade we have changed from just one newspaper in Catalan to four newspapers in Catalan.

You may wonder how the Catalan sounds. I leave you with a song in Catalan so you get an idea:

Be aware that the subtitles of this videoclip are in Castilian. But the song is sung in Catalan by a Balearic Islander called Maria del Mar Bonet.

Famous Catalan people that you may have heard of are SALVADOR DALÍ, ANTONÍ GAUDÍ, JOAN MIRÓ, PAU CASALS, MONTSERRAT CABALLÉ, FERRAN ADRIÀ, JOSEP GUARDIOLA.

.CAT domains must be related to the Catalan culture or language. Most domains afford this requirement by just having the content written in Catalan (at least). But you could have a .cat written in any language with the condition it is related to the Catalan culture or the Catalan language. So, that to have a Catalan domain is easier than it may seem.

As you may have realised THE.CAT is just one more of the .cat domains. I just choose such a domain name because I like to write in Catalan, I live in Catalonia and I love to have anem who can be funny almost everywhere around the planet. For me the English language (THE.CAT was chosen by me because of its English pun) is a lovely language and I do not consider it as a foreign language. After all, English and Catalan share most of the letters! German, French, Italian, Portuguese, etc are also so closed. Even the Russian language, although it uses other letters, is also a bit closed in comparison with the Arab or the Chinses language. I say that because I have the feeling that anyone in Europe should be happy with the .cat domain. The .cat domain is just a reflection of the language diversity we have in this part of the world. So, as a European I am very proud of THE.CAT. Because it is related to two European languages. It is a truly European name who pays tribute to an old Egyptian God: THE CAT!

I do not know what is going to happen with new tld domains. I rmeember a time when domains for cities were a possibility. But now everything seems so frozen. I just know that soon we will have the .xxx domain.

FIVE.YEARS.OF.THE.CAT

Salvador Dali with ocelot and cane.

... SALVADOR DALÍ AND THE.CAT ...

About five years ago the domains .cat became available to the general public. I did not registered THE.CAT for Sant Jordi 2006 but later. Afterwards this domain went to hands of Nominalia and afterwards I registered it again.

There are almost 50.000 domains registered. And of all doamisn I still believe this one, THE.CAT is one of the best internationally speaking as it mekes sense in English.

During years people from around the world have got interested in this domain. I have told everybody that this domain is not on sale because the .cat domains are special domains. You cannot buy it to sell it. It is a domain for the Catalan community.

Maybe I have not done much with this domain but I have helped in other ways with the .cat domain. If you go to www.queferambun.cat and you look into the credits you will see that they mention THE.CAT

I am saying all this because it may seem that THE.CAT has not much content but I can assure anyone that I have a lot of content to put. It is just a question of timing.

The .cat was the first domain related to a language and five years later it is still the only one. I wish the Europeans were proud of this European unique domain.

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