|TLD||1 Year||2 years||3 years||4 years||5 years||6 years||7 years||8 years||9 years||10 years|
|Sole .MOBI registration||$19.00||$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 World Wide Web, so the demand for mobile-friendly websites is constantly growing. To meet this demand, the body that handles the generic TLDs, ICANN, established the .MOBI domain name extension in 2005. The first registrations were enabled in September 2006, and the concept behind this domain extension is that all websites that use it need to comply with certain requirements. In other words, all .MOBI websites have to be built to be opened without problems 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 .MOBI Registry organization. These have to do with how a site is being navigated, the way it is being displayed (form and size), and so on.
The requirements have provoked some questions since the universal top-level domain is the only one that specifies what devices should be able to open a website and the way in which this has 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 web browser applications and devices, be they mobile or stationary.
As the .MOBI Registry does not register domains directly, you can purchase a dot MOBI domain with any third-party company, such as ours. If you have an existing domain, you can also move it over to our company if you obtain its EPP transfer code 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 interface.
.MOBI Domain Management with Best Value Web Hosting
Not only can you register inexpensively priced .MOBI domains with Best Value Web Hosting, but you can also administer them in a time- and effort-saving manner. With our tailor-made Domain Manager, which is built into our in-house built Web Hosting Control Panel, you will be able to change the WHOIS data and the DNS resource records for your .MOBI domains with a few mouse clicks, to lock & unlock them, and so on. Various other important settings can be applied as well.
Last, but undoubtedly not least, if you have a hosting account with us, our time-proven Web Hosting Control Panel will allow you to manage your sites and your domains simultaneously.