|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 online content, so the demand for mobile-friendly websites is permanently growing. To meet this demand, the organization that administers the universal top-level domains, ICANN, introduced the dot MOBI extension in 2005. The first registrations were enabled in September 2006, and the idea behind this TLD is that all websites that use it are required to comply with special terms. In other words, all dot MOBI websites are required to be designed to be opened 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 incorporate how a website is being navigated, the way it is being displayed (form and size), and so on.
The regulations have induced some worries due to the fact that the universal top-level domain is the only one that specifies what devices has to be able to access a website and the way in which this should happen, breaking the so-called principles of device independence, according to which a site should be designed in such a way as to be opened by the majority of web browser applications and devices, be they mobile or stationary.
Since the dot MOBI Registry does not offer domains directly, you can acquire a dot MOBI domain with any 3rd-party firm, such as ours. If you have an already registered domain, you can also move it over to our firm if you get its EPP transfer key from your present registrar. If you do that, you’ll be able to administer your domain(s) and hosting account from one and the same place – our Hepsia Control Panel.
.MOBI Domain Management with Index Hosting
With Index Hosting's Domain Manager included in our custom-built Web Hosting Control Panel, you will be impressed by how simple it can be to control .MOBI domain names. For instance, editing DNS controls, changing WHOIS information, locking or unlocking a domain, etc. are only a couple of mouse-clicks away. Our Domain Manager is, no doubt, the top .MOBI domain management tool on the market today!
And last, but not least - if you're a cloud hosting account owner, it is possible to manage your domains as well as your websites at the same time, without the need to move between diverse tools to achieve that.