The .cm domain name registry announced, today, that the landrush (first come, first served), domain registration for .cm domain names, originally due at 00:00 UTC tomorrow, has been postponed due to technical problems.
“”Unrelated to the widely reported cable fault affecting Internet access in West Africa at present, the .cm registry have cited technical difficulties with their root name servers. The .cm registry have currently postponed the launch until further notice, although it’s anticipated to be re-scheduled to 00:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th August 2009.””
The .cm registry posted on its site:
“””Important Go Live Information for Registrars
Currently the Cameroon internet connection is facing technicaldifficulties.
After applying a security update to the .CM registry server, the root name servers failed to get access to the zone file. The technical team of CAMTEL is currently working on the issue to solve the problem.
Domains which were applied for during the sunrise period will be connected once the Trademark Certificates have been validated. Due to the overwhelming success of the introduction of the .cm top-level domain, we would like to ask for some patience. The review process will be finished soon and we are sure that we can connect the domains as soon as our technical problems are fixed.
The open registration for .CM domains will be suspended till the issue has been solved.
We apologize for the inconvenience and we will keep you updated.”””
The registry does not seem to have there act together, certainly not up to the standards domainers are used to.