|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||yes||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 permanently increasing. To fulfill this demand, the organization that controls the universal domain name extensions, ICANN, launched the dot MOBI domain extension in 2005. The first registrations were started in September 2006, and the notion behind this extension is that all websites that use it are required to comply with special regulations. In other words, all dot MOBI websites are required to be built to be accessed flawlessly by mobile devices in agreement with the so-called “MWI Best Practices for mobile content” drawn by the W3C Mobile Web Initiative (MWI) in cooperation with the dot MOBI Registry. These have to do with how a website is being navigated, the way it is being displayed (form and size), and so on.
The restrictions have provoked some questions taking into consideration that the generic top-level domain extension 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 designed in such a way as to be viewed by most Internet browsers and devices, be they mobile or stationary.
Considering the fact that the .MOBI Registry does not register domains directly, you can secure 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 firm if you acquire its EPP code from your present registrar. If you do that, you’ll be able to control your domain(s) and hosting account from one and the same place – our Hepsia Control Panel tool.
.MOBI Domain Management with Hosting
With Hosting's in-house developed Domain Manager (available in Hosting's Web Hosting Control Panel), you'll be able to manage all your .MOBI domain names with ease. You will be able to effortlessly edit the WHOIS details and the DNS resource records. Also, you can swiftly lock & unlock a domain and take advantage of our extensive educational articles and qualified 24x7x365 client support.
If you also have a web hosting account with us, our leading-edge Web Hosting Control Panel will allow you to manage both your domain names and your websites.