|TLD||1 Year||2 years||3 years||4 years||5 years||6 years||7 years||8 years||9 years||10 years|
|Sole .MOBI registration||$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|
.MOBI Domain Name Registrations
More and more people use mobile devices to access web content, so the demand for mobile-friendly websites is steadily increasing. To fulfill this demand, the entity that administrates the universal top-level domains, ICANN, launched the .MOBI extension in 2005. The first registrations were enabled in September 2006, and the notion behind this domain extension is that all websites that use it need to comply with specific terms. In other words, all .MOBI websites need to be developed to be accessed properly by mobile devices in accordance with the so-called “MWI Best Practices for mobile content” established by the W3C Mobile Web Initiative (MWI) in collaboration with the dot MOBI Registry. These involve how a website is being navigated, the way it is being displayed (form and size), and so on.
The regulations have provoked some concerns considering the fact that the top-level domain name extension is the only one that specifies what devices need 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 web page should be built in such a way as to be accessed by the majority of Internet browsers and devices, be they mobile or stationary.
In view of the fact that the dot MOBI Registry does not sell domains directly, you can reserve a .MOBI domain with any 3rd-party firm, such as ours. If you have an already active domain, you can also transfer it to our firm if you acquire its EPP code from your current registrar. If you do that, you’ll be able to administer your domain(s) and web hosting account from one place – our Hepsia Control Panel.
.MOBI Domain Names with Web Hosting Professional
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