|TLD||1 Year||2 years||3 years||4 years||5 years||6 years||7 years||8 years||9 years||10 years|
|Sole .MOBI registration||$23.00||$46.00||$69.00||$92.00||$115.00||$138.00||$161.00||$184.00||$207.00||$230.00|
|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 steadily increasing. To fulfill this demand, the establishment that supervises the universal top-level domain name extensions, ICANN, introduced the dot MOBI domain name extension in 2005. The first registrations were allowed in September 2006, and the concept behind this extension is that all websites that use it should comply with certain requirements. In other words, all dot MOBI websites are required to be developed to be viewed faultlessly by mobile devices in accordance with the so-called “MWI Best Practices for mobile content” created by the W3C Mobile Web Initiative (MWI) in collaboration with the .MOBI Registry. These involve how a page is being navigated, the way it is being displayed (form and size), and so on.
The rules have provoked some questions considering that the universal top-level domain name extension is the only one that specifies what devices ought 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 accessed by the majority of web browsers and devices, be they mobile or stationary.
Due to the fact that the .MOBI Registry organization does not offer domains directly, you can acquire a .MOBI domain with any 3rd-party company, such as ours. If you have an existing domain, you can also move it over to our firm if you acquire its EPP code from your current registrar. If you do that, you’ll be able to handle your domain(s) and hosting account from a single place – our Hepsia Control Panel interface.
.MOBI Domain Management with W3 Hosting
Take advantage of W3 Hosting's Domain Manager, which enables you to manage all your .MOBI domains from just a single location! Using it, editing your WHOIS information or the DNS controls of several domain names at the same time will be a piece of cake. This outstanding domain management tool can be found in our tailor-made Web Hosting Control Panel.
And, to top it off, you can quickly manage your domain names AND your web sites without actually having to exit the Control Panel - when you have a hosting account with W3 Hosting, that is.