|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|
.MOBI Domain Name Registrations
More and more people use mobile devices to access online content, so the need for mobile-friendly websites is ever increasing. To meet this demand, the establishment that regulates the universal top-level domains, ICANN, established the dot MOBI domain name extension in 2005. The first registrations were allowed in September 2006, and the intention behind this domain name extension is that all websites that use it should comply with special rules. In other words, all .MOBI websites need to be created to be accessed 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 cooperation with the .MOBI Registry organization. These involve how a web page is being navigated, the way it is being displayed (form and size), etc.
The restrictions have induced some concerns because the top-level extension is the only one that specifies what devices must be able to access a website and the way in which this must happen, breaking the so-called principles of device independence, according to which a web page should be designed in such a way as to be accessed by the majority of Internet browsers and devices, be they mobile or stationary.
Considering the fact that the .MOBI Registry organization does not offer domains directly, you can secure a dot MOBI domain with any 3rd-party firm, such as ours. If you have an already active domain, you can also move it over to our company if you obtain its EPP transfer authorization code from your current registrar. If you do that, you’ll be able to administrate your domain(s) and hosting account from one place – our Hepsia Control Panel tool.
.MOBI Domain Names with FirstClassWebHost.com
Included by default with each newly-registered domain name, FirstClassWebHost.com's fully featured, yet very user-friendly Domain Manager is, honestly, the absolute best place from where you'll be able to manage different .MOBI domain names along with their DNS and WHOIS settings. You are able to park limitless domains, set up URL redirections and much more.
And as the Domain Manager is an element of our Web Hosting Control Panel, you are able to manage your domains as well as your web sites at the same time, in case you also have a hosting account with FirstClassWebHost.com.