.Cm domain name registry NETCOM loses financial files. The “relaunch” of Cameroon’s .cm domain name stuttered out of the gate after many technical difficulties. Apparently those problems continue, and it highlights one of the risks of buying certain country code domain names. .Cm registry NETCOM has emailed its registrars informing them of data loss in its accounting systems, and admitting it didn’t have a data backup plan in place: Dear Registrars, our accounting system suffered a major problem, due to a power surge, which destroyed the harddrives. Unfortunately our accounting department didn’t backup the data properly before the incident
The Post-Expiration Domain Name Recovery Working Group that was launched following the adoption of its charter by the GNSO Council on 24 June 2009 is requesting people input to inform its deliberations to answer many questions.