This article describes the procedures and requirements of .cm domain names.
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You can register a .cm domain through our API or control panel. This registration is real time and requires the following information:

  • the domain's contact handles (owner, administrative, etc.)
  • two or more nameservers or a nameserver group

To transfer a .cm domain name please make sure to first get the authorisation code from the current registrar. Using this code you can request the transfer through our website. The transfer will complete instantly and the domain name will be available in your account immediately.

Additional notes on a .cm transfer


Authorization code required yes
Method of confirmation authcode
Registration period after transfer unchanged
Average transfer time realtime
Advanced and simple transfers available Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .cm domains is available.

Owner change (trade)

A change of ownership can be done by replacing the owner contact in the control panel. After saving the changes the change is processed realtime. It may take up to 24 hours for the whois to update.

Other update

A change of contactdetails can be done by updating the associated handles in the control panel. After saving the changes the domainname will be updated realtime. It may take up to 24 hours for the whois to update. If the name servers of a .cm domain are modified more than three times in a month, the domain is set to serverUpdateProhibited for the next four weeks.


A deletion is realtime and can be requested through the control panel or API.

Restore / reactivate

Unfortunately .cm domain names can not be restored as there is no quarantine period.

Technical information
  • Available second level domains: .co.cm, .com.cm, .net.cm
  • DNSSEC support: no
  • Minimum length: 2 characters
  • Maximum length: 63 characters
  • Allowed characters: a-z 0-9 -
  • IDN characters: n/a
  • Registration period: 1 year
  • Renewal date offset: 3 days
    The number of days before the registry's expiration date, that Openprovider requires the domain to be renewed or expired. More info.
    Note that the dates as shown in your Openprovider account are always leading, even if they do not match the renewal date offset mentioned here.
  • Soft quarantine period: n/a days
    During this period, following after an expiration, the domain can be restored for free. This period does not apply if the domain is deleted explicitly. More info.
  • Quarantine period: 0 days
    During this period, an expired or deleted domain name can be reactivated at an additional fee.
  • Local presence required? no
  • Does Openprovider provide local presence services? n/a
  • Local activity required? no
  • Correct nameserver configuration required? no
  • The Domain(s) can be registered without further limitations.
  • General Policies: http://netcom.cm/policies.html
Registration agreement The registry requires that a registration agreement is in place between the provider and the domain holder. The text of this registration agreement and any required supplements is the following:

Due to the regular changes in registry rules and configuration or missing information from registry side, and despite our effort to keep our knowledge base up-to-date, information in the knowledge base may be outdated or incorrect. If you encounter some issue, please report it through the "HotJar" feedback collector on the bottom right, or (if it is blocked by your browser) by clicking the "Submit a request" link below. No rights can be derived from the information in this knowledge base. If there is discrepancy between the knowledge base and the process in Openprovider, the process in Openprovider is leading.

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