The National Information and Communication Technology Agency (ANTIC) has just granted to the Cameroonian start-up Unicom Network, the approval to register the national domain name “.cm”, we learned from official sources.
In other words, through this agreement which is in direct line with the government strategy to develop information and communication technologies, Unicom Network gets the official approval from the Cameroonian public authorities, to market the “.cm” name in Cameroon and abroad.
To achieve this, the Cameroonian start-up, whose promoters are currently seeking new investors as part of a capital opening operation, has already entered into partnership with Comepro, a Gabonese entity based in Libreville.
As a reminder, ANTIC recently announced having recorded only 53,500 websites registered with the “.cm” domain name, a statistics which illustrates the low rate of use of this country domain name. Among the main elements of reluctance in using this domain name listed by experts, we learn, is the price to access to this domain name, which finally went from FCfa 35,000 previously to FCfa 7,000 since 26 May 2015.