.cm Goes Live in October

NETCOM .cm logoThird level registrations for the .cm ccTLD will be launched on 15 October with .com.cm, net.cm and co.cm domains all available. The launch will commence with a sunrise period for trademark holders and on 15 November registrations will be open to all.

NETCOM acknowledge .cm is a typo for .cn, but it is also a typo for .com. However with registrations at the third level, the confusion here should be somewhat minimised.

The NETCOM news release announcing the launch is below:
NETCOM Launches Cameroon Domains on October 15
NETCOM.cm Sarl, the official registry in charge of the Country Code Top Level Domains of The Republic of Cameroon, proclaimed today that it will launch second-level .cm domain name registrations on October 15, 2008.

Based in Yaounde, the capital of Cameroon, NETCOM.cm Sarl was founded in early 2008 as a proud partner of ANTIC – The Information Technology Regulator for Cameroon. Mr. Moustapha Saya Kaigama, president of NETCOM.cm Sarl, commented: “After years of struggling with the technical hassles, we’re so excited to announce that now NETCOM can offer .COM.CM, .NET.CM and .CO.CM to businesses and individuals throughout the world.”

“We would like to take this chance to thank our three partners for the great efforts they made to NETCOM in the past few months: ANTIC – National Agency for Information Technology and Communication (ANTIC); Instra Corporation – our honoured Validation Agent for Sunrise Application and our very first Registrar; and CoCCA – our backend Registry Service Provider,” said Mr. Kaigama.

The launch campaign will commence with a short sunrise period to give holders of national trademarks premium opportunities to protect their brands online. Then following is the general registration, starting November 15, allowing the general public to register sought-after .CM domain names.

As a typo of .CN – the current No. 1 Country Code Top Level Domain, .CM is seen to have the potential popularity and impact on Internet-based Global Brand Protection. Worldwide registrars are welcomed by NETCOM to come on board and contribute to increasing the number of .cm domains. Registration applications must be made through an Accredited Registrar.

For more information on registrar applications, policies, launching dates and pricing, please visit netcom.cm.

Founded in 2008, NETCOM.cm Sarl is the official registry for the Country Code Top Level Domain of the Republic of Cameroon.

NETCOM is committed to providing cutting-edge IP services to Central Africa, including countries such as Cameroon, Niger, Gabon, Chad, Burkina Faso and more.

Apart from Domain Name Registrations, NETCOM is embracing new technologies such as ENUM over WiMAX into remote African areas.