|TLD||1 Year||2 years||3 years||4 years||5 years||6 years||7 years||8 years||9 years||10 years|
|Sole .MOBI registration||$22.00||$44.00||$66.00||$88.00||$110.00||$132.00||$154.00||$176.00||$198.00||$220.00|
|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 online content, so the need for mobile-friendly websites is steadily growing. To meet this demand, the entity that controls the generic domain extensions, ICANN, launched the dot MOBI domain extension in 2005. The first registrations were enabled in September 2006, and the intention behind this domain extension is that all websites that use it need to comply with specific regulations. In other words, all dot MOBI websites should be built to be viewed without problems 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 dot MOBI Registry organization. These incorporate how a web page is being navigated, the way it is being displayed (form and size), and so on.
The rules have induced some questions due to the fact that the universal top-level domain name extension is the only one that specifies what devices must be able to access a website and the way in which this needs to happen, breaking the so-called principles of device independence, according to which a site should be created in such a way as to be viewed by the majority of Internet browsers and devices, be they mobile or stationary.
Considering the fact that the dot MOBI Registry organization does not sell domains directly, you can order a dot MOBI domain with any 3rd-party company, such as ours. If you have an already active domain, you can also transfer it to our company if you acquire its EPP key from your current registrar company. If you do that, you’ll be able to administrate your domain(s) and web hosting account from a single place – our Hepsia Control Panel.
.MOBI Domains with Hostingboy
Administering .MOBI domains will be an easy task with Hostingboy's Domain Manager. It is created to allow you to easily manage your domain names – you will be able to administer one or multiple domains at the same time without any effort. You'll be able to modify the WHOIS information or to modify the DNS records with a click of the mouse. WIth all these options at your disposal, managing a .MOBI domain name will be a simple job.
If you've also got a hosting account with us, you will be able to seamlessly manage your domains and web sites – with our simple-to-work-with Web Hosting Control Panel, you can administer both from the same place.