|TLD||1 Year||2 years||3 years||4 years||5 years||6 years||7 years||8 years||9 years||10 years|
|Sole .MOBI registration||$6.00 $20.00||$40.00||$60.00||$80.00||$100.00||$120.00||$140.00||$160.00||$180.00||$200.00|
|TLD||Registrar-Lock||Transfers||Edit WHOIS||ID Protect||Registration Period|
|.MOBI||no||yes (EPP)||yes||no||1-10 years|
More and more people use mobile devices to access web content, so the need for mobile-friendly websites is ever increasing. To fulfill this demand, the body that supervises the generic top-level extensions, ICANN, launched the .MOBI domain name extension in 2005. The first registrations were started in September 2006, and the intention behind this domain name extension is that all websites that use it have to comply with specific restrictions. In other words, all dot MOBI websites need to be built to be accessed properly by mobile devices in agreement with the so-called “MWI Best Practices for mobile content” drawn by the W3C Mobile Web Initiative (MWI) in collaboration with the dot MOBI Registry. These incorporate how a page is being navigated, the way it is being displayed (form and size), and so on.
The regulations have provoked some questions taking into consideration that the top-level extension is the only one that specifies what devices ought to be able to access a website and the way in which this has to happen, breaking the so-called principles of device independence, according to which a website should be created in such a way as to be accessed by most web browsers and devices, be they mobile or stationary.
Given that the .MOBI Registry organization does not offer domains directly, you can reserve a .MOBI domain with any 3rd-party provider, such as ours. If you have an existing domain, you can also move it over to our company if you acquire its EPP key from your current registrar company. If you do that, you’ll be able to administrate your domain(s) and web hosting account from one and the same place – our Hepsia Control Panel interface.
.MOBI Domains with HOSTMBM
In case you choose to open a hosting account with HOSTMBM, our custom-built Web Hosting Control Panel will let you manage both your domain name(s) and also your site(s) seamlessly from one and the very same location.