The .cm “go live” has been postponed.
Unfortunately this isn’t the first time it’s been delayed.
This time round, however, there doesn’t seem to be any indication as to when the .cm registry will be in a position to actually launch.
According to COCCA, who are running the backend for .cm, the DNS servers from Cameroon’s Telco, Camtel, are not reliable enough to be used!
“The Go Live of .CM set for 27th August 2009 ( 00:00:01 UTC ) has been postponed by CoCCA.
The servers under the control of Camtel require further testing. Pulling the .cm Zones from the CoCCA Registry and loading them onto the .CM TLD servers is still not reliable enough at this point for CoCCA to approve the use of our system for processing second level .CM applications.
CoCCA provides the Register System but does not provide DNS services. The administrators of the various ccTLDs that we host on our platform generally use Anycast technology and reliable third party DNS providers with whom with we have a close working relationship. This include UltraDNS, DynTLD and PCH – all of which have proven and reliable DNS networks.
The .CM DNS is managed by Camtel, – Cameroon’s Telecom company ( not Netcom.cm SARL or CoCCA ). CoCCA has been working with Netcom.cm SARL who has in turn been working with the regulator in Cameroon to improve the reliability of the .CM DNS. These efforts are not sufficiently advanced for COCCA to be comfortable in assisting in bringing this product to the market for “Live” registrations.”
Full details over on the COCCA site