NYTimes.cat gets a cease and desist order


Brian Abelson tells Romenesko readers:

I bought the [nytimes.cat] domain awhile back and then never did anything with it. Eventually it was revoked because .cat domains come with the caveat that you must publish Catalan language content. I bought it again on Wednesday and it was up for probably 36 hours. I just got the cease-and-desist 30 minutes ago [about 3:30 p.m. ET].

* Read the full cease and desist letter (@sangerkatz)

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