According to NameJet.com, the central clearing house for all .CM Pre-orders, they received over 36,000 Pre-orders for .CM domains.
Out of the 36,000 Pre-orders, 15,500 were for unique domain names.
11,000 domains only had one pre-order and will be processed today and tomorrow and will go be awarded for the registration fee of $350, for a two year registration.
These domains show a status of “Single Pre-Order” on the .CM Pre-Order page in the customer’s NameJet account.
NameJet.com says that customer’s should receive some information from their registrar in the coming days regarding next steps for these domains.
That means, the remaining 4,500 domains had more than one Pre-order, and will be going to auction at NameJet.com, regardless of which registrar the customer used to pre-order the domain.
The .CM domain auctions will ALL begin this Friday, August 28th, with closing dates evenly distributed between Monday August 31st and Monday September 14th.
NameJet.com decided to start them all at the same time so that customers could see the scheduled closing dates for all of their .cm auctions any time by logging into their account.
A total of 36,000 Pre-orders were submitted including duplicates so removing the 11,000 single domain applications that leaves around 25,000 applications filed for 4,500 domains.
The auctions should be interesting.
If you got any .CM domains on a single pre-order and want to disclose, brag or otherwise info, feel free.
As for myself, every domain I Pre-ordered is either going to auction or was rejected by the registry.