|TLD||1 Year||2 years||3 years||4 years||5 years||6 years||7 years||8 years||9 years||10 years|
|Sole .MOBI registration||$5.50||$36.00||$54.00||$72.00||$90.00||$108.00||$126.00||$144.00||$162.00||$180.00|
|TLD||Registrar-Lock||Transfers||Edit WHOIS||ID Protect||Registration Period|
|.MOBI||no||yes (EPP)||yes||no||1-10 years|
More and more people use mobile devices to access web content, so the demand for mobile-friendly websites is steadily increasing. To meet this demand, the organization that oversees the generic top-level extensions, ICANN, established the dot MOBI domain extension in 2005. The first registrations were enabled in September 2006, and the notion behind this domain name extension is that all websites that use it are required to comply with special rules. In other words, all dot MOBI websites need to be designed to be opened 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 web page is being navigated, the way it is being displayed (form and size), etc.
The requirements have provoked some questions in view of the fact that the generic top-level extension is the only one that specifies what devices need to be able to open a website and the way in which this should happen, breaking the so-called principles of device independence, according to which a web page should be created in such a way as to be opened by the majority of Internet browsers and devices, be they mobile or stationary.
Because the dot MOBI Registry organization does not offer domains directly, you can register a dot MOBI domain with any third-party provider, such as ours. If you have an existing domain, you can also transfer it to our company if you get its EPP transfer key from your current registrar firm. If you do that, you’ll be able to handle your domain(s) and hosting account from one place – our Hepsia Control Panel.
.MOBI Domain Names with Apache Website Hosting
With Apache Website Hosting's tailor-made Domain Manager (included in Apache Website Hosting's Web Hosting Control Panel), you will be able to manage all your .MOBI domain names intuitively. You will be able to easily edit the WHOIS info and the DNS settings. What's more, you can quickly lock and unlock a domain and take full advantage of our comprehensive how-to articles and qualified 24-7 technical support.
In case you also have a web hosting account with Apache Website Hosting, our state-of-the-art Web Hosting Control Panel will allow you to administer both your domain names and your web sites.