|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|
More and more people use mobile gadgets to access the Internet, so the demand for mobile-friendly websites is constantly growing. To fulfill this demand, the body that administrates the generic top-level extensions, ICANN, established the dot MOBI domain extension in 2005. The first registrations were enabled in September 2006, and the intention behind this domain name extension is that all websites that use it must comply with specific requirements. In other words, all .MOBI websites need to be developed to be accessed without problems by mobile devices in accordance with the so-called “MWI Best Practices for mobile content” formulated by the W3C Mobile Web Initiative (MWI) in collaboration with the dot MOBI Registry. These have to do with how a page is being navigated, the way it is being displayed (form and size), etc.
The requirements have induced some questions as the generic top-level extension is the only one that specifies what devices must be able to open a website and the way in which this has to happen, breaking the so-called principles of device independence, according to which a site should be designed in such a way as to be viewed by the majority of Internet browsers and devices, be they mobile or stationary.
Taking into consideration that the .MOBI Registry does not offer domains directly, you can obtain a dot MOBI domain with any 3rd-party firm, such as ours. If you have an already active domain, you can also move it over to our company if you acquire its EPP code from your present registrar. If you do that, you’ll be able to manage your domain(s) and web hosting account from a single place – our Hepsia Control Panel.
.MOBI Domain Names with Pinpoint Web Hosting
We can help you take the administration of your .MOBI domain(s) to a completely different level. Our Web Hosting Control Panel comes bundled with the custom-developed Domain Manager, which allows for intuitive control of .MOBI domain names. Modifying the WHOIS info, modifying the DNS settings and locking/unlocking your domain name(s) take just a few clicks. Extensive help articles and 24-7 client support are provided too.