|TLD||1 Year||2 years||3 years||4 years||5 years||6 years||7 years||8 years||9 years||10 years|
|Sole .MOBI registration||£18.80||£37.60||£56.40||£75.20||£94.00||£112.80||£131.60||£150.40||£169.20||£188.00|
|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 devices to access the World Wide Web, so the demand for mobile-friendly websites is permanently growing. To fulfill this demand, the organization that handles the generic top-level extensions, ICANN, established the .MOBI domain extension in 2005. The first registrations were enabled in September 2006, and the intention behind this extension is that all websites that use it must comply with specific regulations. In other words, all dot MOBI websites ought to be designed to be viewed correctly by mobile devices in accordance with the so-called “MWI Best Practices for mobile content” drawn by the W3C Mobile Web Initiative (MWI) in cooperation with the .MOBI Registry. These have to do with how a website is being navigated, the way it is being displayed (form and size), etc.
The regulations have induced some worries given that the universal top-level domain is the only one that specifies what devices must be able to open a website and the way in which this needs to happen, breaking the so-called principles of device independence, according to which a web page should be built in such a way as to be opened by most browser applications and devices, be they mobile or stationary.
In view of the fact that the dot MOBI Registry does not offer domains directly, you can buy a .MOBI domain with any 3rd-party provider, such as ours. If you have an existing domain, you can also transfer it to our company if you acquire its EPP transfer authorization key from your current registrar firm. If you do that, you’ll be able to handle your domain(s) and web hosting account from one and the same place – our Hepsia Control Panel.