Friday, 5 December 2008

Third-level domain names come to Cameroon

NETCOM, the registry responsible for country-code top-level domain registrations in Cameroon among other countries, has now introduced three new third-level .cm domain names. These are .co.cm, .com.cm and .net.cm. The sunrise and sunrise-challenge periods have now passed, so registrations are open to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis. A local presence is needed for .cm, but not for the new third-level domain names. It seems that .cm is very popular on account of its similarity to .com and China's .cn, which also make it more vulnerable to use by cybersquatters.

Source: David Taylor and Brechtje Lindeboom (Lovells LLP, Paris), writing for World Trademark Review.

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