The .cm domains belong to Cameroon.

Are they suitable for hosting a content management system script (not targeted to Cameroon users) ? The wikipedia page mentions that I need a company registered in Cameroon in order to register one, but the Africa Registry page says"no restrictions".

.cms doesn't seem to exist. I only found this old post from 2011: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/CMS-TopLevel-Domain-1840166.S.69579022?view=&gid=1840166&type=member&item=69579022

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    Why do you have to use .cm or .cms, what's wrong with .com (for example) instead of trying to use a TLD for not its intended purpose?
    – zigojacko
    Mar 18, 2015 at 13:01
  • Well, mainly because most of the names that I have thought of are take on.com :(
    – user50645
    Mar 18, 2015 at 13:59
  • is it available on any other recognised non-country TLD (like .net, .biz, .org)?
    – zigojacko
    Mar 18, 2015 at 14:02
  • nope. it's a 4 letter name
    – user50645
    Mar 18, 2015 at 14:11

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On a purely technical level, you shouldn't have problems having a site there.

However, the message a .cm domain gives is not "Content Management System", but "From Cameroon". If things like SEO are important, such signals are not going to help you in other countries.

A list of available domains (and what they are for) is available on wikipedia. Of the new domains, .website would probably be the most applicable.

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