|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 gadgets to access online content, so the demand for mobile-friendly websites is permanently increasing. To fulfill this demand, the entity that handles the generic domain name extensions, ICANN, introduced the .MOBI domain extension in 2005. The first registrations were allowed in September 2006, and the idea behind this extension is that all websites that use it must comply with certain terms. In other words, all .MOBI websites need to be developed to be accessed correctly 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 organization. These involve how a page is being navigated, the way it is being displayed (form and size), etc.
The rules have provoked some worries since the TLD is the only one that specifies what devices need to be able to access a website and the way in which this must happen, breaking the so-called principles of device independence, according to which a web page should be designed in such a way as to be viewed by most web browser applications and devices, be they mobile or stationary.
Since the dot MOBI Registry organization does not offer domains directly, you can acquire 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 obtain its EPP transfer key from your current registrar company. If you do that, you’ll be able to administer your domain(s) and web hosting account from one place – our Hepsia Control Panel interface.
.MOBI Domain Management with Datalox
For complete control of your .MOBI domains, take advantage of our custom-built Domain Manager, which is integrated into our Web Hosting Control Panel. Datalox allows you to easily modify the WHOIS info or the DNS settings of your .MOBI domains. Locking and unlocking them will be amazingly easy too.
If you sign up for one of our moderately priced cloud web hosting plans, you will be able to manage your sites and your domain names simultaneously with ease.