The long awaited re-launch of the .cm TLD will start on 15 June 2009.
.cm is the Top Level Domain for Cameroon and unfortunately a target for cybersquatters and typosquatters due to “cm” being a common typographical error for the most popular TLD ”com”.
A good example is www.cnn.cm, which directs to an affiliate page (managed by Agoga.com). This infringement does not mean that the domain name is registered but rather that it is available. At the moment, most available cm domain names automatically direct to this affiliate scheme. We would therefore advise closing this infringement avenue by registering defensive domain names that correspond to key trade marks.
.cm will be launched in 3 phases.
Phase 1 - 15 June 2009 - 14 July 2009 - reserved for trade mark holders.
Phase 2 - 15 July 2009 - 31 July 2009 - landrush - domain names will be made available at a premium price.
Phase 3 - 1 August 2009 - released to the general public.
In order to place your application on our queuing system email firstname.lastname@example.org with your request and we will send you an application form.
Applications can be made via the Lexsynergy control panel from 15 June 2009.