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 Eventually it was revoked because .cat domains come with the caveat that you must publish Catalan language content.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].