PuntCAT

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Type: Non-Profit
Industry: Registry
Founded: Barcelona, 2004
Headquarters: Fundació puntCAT
Carme, 47
08001 Barcelona
Country: Spain
Email: info [at] domini.cat
Website: domini.cat
Facebook: PuntCAT
LinkedIn: PuntCAT
Twitter: TwitterIcon.png@puntcat
Key People
Jordi Iparraguirre, Director

PuntCAT is a non-profit organization formed to serve as a registrar of the .cat TLD. The .cat TLD is established to serve the needs of the Catalan Linguistic and Cultural Community on the Internet.[1]

History

PuntCAT was officially founded as a politically independent, non-profit institution on December 28th, 2004 and registered as no. 2100 in the Government of Catalonia's Register of Foundations.[2]

PuntCAT applied for the .cat TLD and on the night of September 15th, 2005 ICANN approved .cat's candidature and PuntCAT was assigned as the registrar of .cat.[3]

The Institute of Catalan Studies, the Catalan Broadcasting Corporation and the Catalan Chapter of the Internet Society played a major role in the formation of PuntCAT and PuntCAT obtaining the .cat TLD.

PuntCAT became the first gTLD Registry Operator to have a cross-ownership ban lifted, when a clause in its ICANN contract that stated it cannot own more than 15% of an accredited Registrar was deleted in early 2013 after a December 2012 request.[4]

Memberships

Awards

  • Honor Award Lluís Carulla, 2010
  • Award Pompeu Fabra, 2008
  • Award Francesc Layrett, 2007
  • Award Jaume I, 2006
  • Award Ramon Trias Fargas, 2006
  • Award Joan Coromines in the Institutions section, 2006
  • Award Primera Plana, 2006
  • The National Radio Broadcast, Television, Internet and Telecommunications Award in the Internet category, 2005
  • Personality of the Year, 2005

Board Members

  • Sr. Salvador Alegret i Sanromà, Chairperson
  • Sr. Joan Francesc Gras i Alcoverro, 1st Vice Chairperson
  • Sra. Carme Basté i Pascual, 2nd Vice Chairperson
  • Sr. Ramon Carbonell i Santacana, Treasurer
  • Sr. Carles Salvadó i Usach, Committee member
  • Sr. Josep Morell i Miró, Committee member
  • Sr. Carles Riba i Romeva, Committee member
  • Sr. Diego Gomez i García, Committee member
  • Sr. Jordi Alvinyà i Rovira, Committee member
  • Sr. Dídac Lee i Hsing, Committee member
  • Sr. Llorenç Valverde i García, Committee member

References