The .cm Domain

Registered Domains
N/A
Population of the Country
19,406,100
The main Language used
French
Register .CM as
Individual
Company
Domain For
Cameroon
Domain Registration term in years
1-5
Domain Character Limit
2-63
cm
Active
Since 1995

Global Statistics

Most popular Languages on the Web
4.7%
6.3%
5.7%
54.8%
English 54.8%
German 6.3%
Russian 5.7%
Spanish 4.7%
Most popular Domains on the Web
246 million domain names registered globally
.NET 6.0%
.ORG 4.2%
.DE
6.1%
.COM
43%

Top .cm websites

Global 3,703.
Global 17,866.
Global 21,408.
Global 28,795.

About .cm

What is .cm?

The .cm web name is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Cameroon.
Cameroon with its estimated population of 19,406,100, ranks as the 19th most populous country in Africa. These domains with the .cm extension are very popular in Cameroon and around its geographical area. You can register your own .cm domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .cm has been around and gaining popularity since 1995.

Who can register .cm domain?

Any individual or company are allowed to register a .cm domain.

Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .cm extension?

A .cm domain name could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Cameroon. In Cameroon the common language is French. French is the 5th most used website language in the world. A website with a .cm extension helps you reach your audience easier and also give a professional look to your company. When you targeting this local market with a local domain name, you demonstrate proof of your commitment to the local customers. In this way you can maximize your website’s revenues. Along with this, it is much easier to register a short or a common word in a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) than with other more popular domain names like .com or .net. Additionally, country code top-level domain gives you the opportunity to find domain hacks much easier.
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What kind of characters can be used in a domain name and how long can it be?

When choosing a domain name always remember the following criterias:
In a .cm domain name you can use English letters (a-z), numbers (i.e.0-9) and hyphen "-" or a combination of these.
A domain name has to start with a digit and end with a digit.
The domain name cannot begin or end with hyphens. A .cm domain can not contain hyphens in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.cm).
You can't use symbols (such as ' + . , | ! " £ $ % & / ( ) = ? ^ * ç ° § ; : _ > ] [ @ ), or spaces or stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í).
The .cm web name must have minimum of 2 and a maximum of 63 characters.
You cannot register your domain name if you don't follow the above criterias.

Domain name registration term allowance:

The .cm domain can be registered 1 to 5 years at a time.