Sedo Holding “Premium .CM Auction”


Sedo has been running a “Premium .CM Auction,” and it ends in a couple of hours. There are over 200 .CM domain names listed for sale at auction, and there are many good keywords up for auction.

As you might recall, .CM is the ccTLD (country code) for the African nation of Cameroon. Journalist Paul Sloan wrote an article that discussed .CM domain names and their connection with Kevin Ham in a 2007 article in Business 2.0 magazine (now found on CNN Money). The article spawned quite a bit of discussion about the domain industry.

All auctions have reserve prices under $1,000. At the present time, just 16 of the 207 auctions have bids on them. I did a quick Whois search on several of these domain names, and the names I checked had privacy enabled, so I don’t know who is selling them.


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  1. Sedo is a big squatter supporter, as they know that if someone is going to buy .CM domain, only because of its similarity with .COM. Shame!

  2. sedo is a few years too late on this one. Should have have this event during all the hype. Now it’s all fools gold.

  3. They might as well sell unicorns, since neither a unicorn nor a premium .cm exists.

    It is only a traffic play, mostly for trademark domains.

    In my opinion, Sedo knows this but is willing to overlook it to make money.

  4. *

    Is this April Fool’s redux?

    There are plenty of .cm available for hand reg: it’s an unstable ccTLD. Domainmonster dumped it about a year ago because of registry instability.

    Fool’s Gold!

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