The .CM domain extension is not only the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the Republic of Cameroon, but also corresponds to the .COM typo. Xavier Buck, CEO of EuroDNS explains, “it is important to protect your .COM domain name by registering the corresponding .CM name. When typing a .COM domain name, people often forget to type in the ‘o’, which can cause a loss of traffic and also lead to a misleading use of your name if you are not already the owner of the corresponding .CM name.
The launch of the .CM domain extension was associated with the battle against poverty in Africa and the willingness to expand both e-commerce and the Internet in the African territory. The .CM registry has decided that for each domain sold, a certain percentage will go the foundation “Flowers in the Desert”.
Moustapha Saya Kaigama, CEO of Netcom.cm, explains “the .CM domain extension will definitively open the African market in terms of presence, e-commerce and Internet, but our goal is also to contribute to the fight against poverty by giving to the foundation “Flowers in the Desert” a certain percentage for each domain name sold: 10% from landrush auction / and for registration during sunrise and open registration Euro 2.5 per domain and year”.
.CM domain names can be registered on a first come, first served basis. The minimum registration term is 1 year and the price is €120.00.