|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 devices to access the Internet, so the need for mobile-friendly websites is ever growing. To fulfill this demand, the entity that manages the generic domain name extensions, ICANN, introduced the dot MOBI domain name extension in 2005. The first registrations were allowed in September 2006, and the idea behind this domain name extension is that all websites that use it have to comply with specific rules. In other words, all dot MOBI websites need to be designed 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 cooperation with the dot 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 questions taking into account that the top-level domain is the only one that specifies what devices should be able to open a website and the way in which this must happen, breaking the so-called principles of device independence, according to which a site should be created in such a way as to be opened by most web browsers and devices, be they mobile or stationary.
Taking into consideration that the .MOBI Registry organization does not sell domains directly, you can acquire a .MOBI domain with any 3rd-party firm, such as ours. If you have an already registered domain, you can also transfer it to our firm if you acquire its EPP transfer authorization key from your current registrar. If you do that, you’ll be able to manage your domain(s) and web hosting account from a single place – our Hepsia Control Panel interface.
.MOBI Domain Name Management with W Hosting
If you are searching for a new home for your .MOBI domains, the Domain Manager interface that we supply would be an excellent option. Being both easy to use and fully featured, it allows you to have complete control over all domain administration tasks. You are able to edit all of the important DNS settings with just a click and edit the WHOIS info pertaining to your domains effortlessly. If you have more than one domain names, controlling them from the same place is not just possible, but it's actually really easy.
Additionally, when you have a hosting account here, then you know that, aside from the Domain Manager itself, our Web Hosting Control Panel features a web site management section as well. In this way, it is possible to easily move between the two, and never have to work with several Control Panels or to get familiar with new interfaces.