|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 Names
More and more people use mobile gadgets to access the Internet, so the need for mobile-friendly websites is ever increasing. To fulfill this demand, the body that operates the generic domain name extensions, ICANN, launched the .MOBI domain name extension in 2005. The first registrations were allowed in September 2006, and the idea behind this domain extension is that all websites that use it must comply with special restrictions. In other words, all dot MOBI websites must be developed to be opened properly by mobile devices in agreement with the so-called “MWI Best Practices for mobile content” created by the W3C Mobile Web Initiative (MWI) in cooperation with the .MOBI Registry organization. These incorporate how a website is being navigated, the way it is being displayed (form and size), and so on.
The regulations have induced some concerns taking into consideration that the generic top-level domain is the only one that specifies what devices should be able to open a website and the way in which this should happen, breaking the so-called principles of device independence, according to which a website should be built in such a way as to be accessed by the majority of web browser applications and devices, be they mobile or stationary.
Taking into consideration that the dot MOBI Registry does not offer domains directly, you can acquire a .MOBI domain with any 3rd-party provider, such as ours. If you have an already registered domain, you can also move it over to our firm if you acquire its EPP code from your present registrar company. If you do that, you’ll be able to handle your domain(s) and hosting account from a single place – our Hepsia Control Panel tool.
.MOBI Domain Name Management with Website Servers
Included as standard with every newly-registered domain name, Website Servers's full-featured, still very easy to use Domain Manager is, frankly, the most effective place through which you are able to manage many .MOBI domains and their DNS and WHOIS settings. You can park unlimited domains, create URL redirections and more.
And as the Domain Manager is a component of our Web Hosting Control Panel, you'll be able to take care of your domains and also your sites simultaneously, in case you have a hosting account with Website Servers.