|TLD||1 Year||2 years||3 years||4 years||5 years||6 years||7 years||8 years||9 years||10 years|
|Sole .MOBI registration||$5.50||$39.90||$59.85||$79.80||$99.75||$119.70||$139.65||$159.60||$179.55||$199.50|
|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 gadgets to access the Internet, so the demand for mobile-friendly websites is constantly growing. To fulfill this demand, the establishment that handles the generic TLDs, ICANN, established the dot MOBI domain name extension in 2005. The first registrations were enabled in September 2006, and the intention behind this TLD is that all websites that use it have to comply with specific requirements. In other words, all .MOBI websites are required to be created to be viewed without problems by mobile devices in agreement with the so-called “MWI Best Practices for mobile content” established by the W3C Mobile Web Initiative (MWI) in partnership with the .MOBI Registry. These have to do with how a page is being navigated, the way it is being displayed (form and size), etc.
The rules have induced some concerns considering that the universal top-level extension is the only one that specifies what devices has to 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 website should be created in such a way as to be viewed by the majority of browser applications and devices, be they mobile or stationary.
In view of the fact that the dot MOBI Registry does not sell domains directly, you can secure a .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 obtain its EPP transfer authorization key from your present registrar firm. If you do that, you’ll be able to control your domain(s) and hosting account from one place – our Hepsia Control Panel.
.MOBI Domain Management with HD Web Hosting
And if you decide to start a hosting account with HD Web Hosting, our custom Web Hosting Control Panel will let you take care of both your domain(s) and your website(s) easily from one and the same location.