The .CM Scam – What was enom Thinking???

I heard some alarming news from a good friend of mine last night. He paid a pretty penny for a .CM domain recently and registered in for two years through enom. When my friend went to update the nameservers for his new domain he was given some very bad news.

The .CM registry will not have the ability to change nameservers until 2010

This means that if you bought a .CM domain you are out of luck if you’d like to host your site anywhere but enom this year! My friend has asked for a refund in this case and I’ll let you all know how it goes. This seems like a major oversight on enom’s part and I’d be very interested to hear something from enom in response to this.

As you know I always like to post BOTH sides of the story on my blog as it is important for my readers to get a complete view of any situation. If you work for enom and are reading this post – speak-up!

{ 13 comments… add one }

  • Andrew September 17, 2009, 9:00 am

  • Andrew September 17, 2009, 9:00 am

    this was already detailed at TheDomains on July 18 with a response from enom

  • Alexandar Tzanov September 17, 2009, 9:21 am

    Wow, that is really bad. I wonder why this rule is in place.

  • Suneedh September 17, 2009, 9:36 am

    Well that is not the only bad news . Many people have reported at Namepros that their .CM domains have actually EXPIRED already ! The domains expired in just a week and Enom is trying to figure out the problem . .CM really is a SCAM !

  • William September 17, 2009, 9:51 am

    The founder of .cm, Kevin Ham is a phoney huckster masked in “religious clothing.”

    Kevin Scam is a disaster.

  • Good News September 17, 2009, 10:35 am

    I bought a .CM through 101Domain.com

    It only takes a mere 1 1/2 weeks to get them to update the DNS.

    Extremely slow and frustrating, but not 2010.

  • Jack September 17, 2009, 12:40 pm

    The hope of getting traffic seems to have attracted many. If it does, then good for the investors.

  • Huw Williams September 18, 2009, 6:07 am

    I’ve already seen the stats on a handful of .CM domains, the prognosis was not good for the few that I saw.

    Is anyone else feeling disillusioned by what they have bought?

  • Frank Michlick (Domain Name News) September 18, 2009, 6:12 am

    @William: Kevin Ham and his company Reinvent is not involved with .CM any more.

  • Lee H. September 18, 2009, 10:23 am

    “This means that if you bought a .CM domain you are out of luck if you’d like to host your site anywhere but enom this year!”

    Are you saying you don’t have access to the zone file at all and can’t even change the A record?

  • lolman252 September 28, 2009, 12:58 pm

    Ham only really focuses on AGOGA in .cm terms nowadays and is trying to get the .co plaudit as we speak!!!.

  • Frustrated March 5, 2011, 6:01 am

    It gets worse. I also registered a mandatory 2 year term with enom, though not of my choosing. I bought it through Namejet and was forced into dealing with enom. It took forever to even get the initial whois and dns set, we’re talking months.

    Worse than that, I complained and talked to most of the staff but they didn’t care to remedy the situation. Finally I did what most people would do when scammed, and ran a chargeback for the $350 since I never got control of the domain. Enom then proceeded to lock my account and steal all my other domains valuing many thousands of dollars. It was a nightmare getting control over my domains once again, pure nightmare. They obviously steal a lot of domains and know the process well. Only the lawyers win in these situations, but whats a guy to do?

    Now, register.cm and enom show that my domain is NOT EVEN REGISTERED AT ALL! Enom basically just flat out stole my $350 as I was never able to actually use the domain. Now it’s not even registered even though the two year term has not expired!

    I would have been quite happy to simply have the whois and dns pointed at Enom for the two years and been able to actually USE the domain. That is a minor inconvenience compared to the flat out scam I experienced or rather am still experiencing.

    Friends don’t let friends use enom.

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