|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 steadily increasing. To fulfill this demand, the organization that controls the generic top-level extensions, ICANN, established the dot MOBI extension in 2005. The first registrations were allowed in September 2006, and the concept behind this TLD is that all websites that use it must comply with specific terms. In other words, all dot MOBI websites need to be created to be accessed flawlessly by mobile devices in agreement with the so-called “MWI Best Practices for mobile content” created by the W3C Mobile Web Initiative (MWI) in collaboration with the dot MOBI Registry organization. These have to do with how a site is being navigated, the way it is being displayed (form and size), etc.
The requirements have induced some concerns given the fact that the gTLD is the only one that specifies what devices need to be able to access 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 built in such a way as to be opened by the majority of web browser applications and devices, be they mobile or stationary.
Taking into consideration that the .MOBI Registry does not sell domains directly, you can reserve a .MOBI domain with any 3rd-party firm, such as ours. If you have an already active domain, you can also transfer it to our firm if you obtain its EPP transfer key from your present registrar company. If you do that, you’ll be able to handle your domain(s) and web hosting account from one and the same place – our Hepsia Control Panel interface.
.MOBI Domain Names with Patrol Bureau
Our full-featured, yet user-friendly Domain Manager can be used by both experienced web site owners and hosting beginners. It gives you exactly what you need so that you can take care of several domain names at the same time from the exact same place. Your domain names' DNS and WHOIS controls will be completely within your control.
The Domain Manager is, in fact, an essential part of the Web Hosting Control Panel. This means that you will be in a position to manage not only your domains, but also your sites, without actually logging out of the Control Panel, on the sole condition that you have a hosting account with us.