On 13 February 2006, a price cut for the .cat domain registration was announced. This announcement generated many expectations in the internet sector that made the expansion in the use of .cat domain. Unfortunately, the announced reduction has been 20%. Consequently, the registration price of a .cat domain continues to be the most expensive on the internet.
With the new price, the registration of a .cat domain costs three times as much as a .es domain or a .com domain, which acts as a barrier to the purchase and popularization of the domain .cat.
The only condition to be able to use the .cat domain is that the website has to use Catalan language.