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Reference Customer:
Fundació puntCAT (.cat)

The Challenge

Initially, puntCAT as a non-profit organisation has only used name server services offered by the community. This welcome and thankworthy approach has made the top level domain possible in the first place. Meanwhile, puntCAT manages almost 50,000 domains. A remarkable success that underlines the demand for cultural and linguistic domains.

It was puntCAT's task to extend the existing infrastructure.

The following requirements had to be met:

  • IPv4 and IPv6 at all locations,
  • anycast,
  • full support for DNSSEC,
  • independent name server software that is not based on BIND,
  • affordable price.

The Solution

ironDNS® was chosen as DNS provider, because ironDNS® offers a genuine contribution to diversity in the name server landscape.

Even a top level domain that is considered small regarding the number of domains is regularly facing DNS attacks. In this context it is important that vectors of attack are defended by varied software. This way, the risk of suffering a malfunction in a DNS implementation can almost be excluded.

About puntCAT

The .cat Top Level Domain is established to serve the needs of the Catalan Linguistic and Cultural Community on the Internet. With nearly 50,000 domains .cat is a huge success and with Google Site Ranking by far the most used Sponsored TLD.

Fundació puntCAT is a non-profit foundation responsible for establishing registration requirements for domain names in the .cat TLD.

„ironDNS® is the ideal complement to our name server infrastructure and provides real diversity.“

Jordi Iparraguirre

CEO, Fundació puntCAT (.cat)