|TLD||1 Year||2 years||3 years||4 years||5 years||6 years||7 years||8 years||9 years||10 years|
|Sole .MOBI registration||$25.95||$51.90||$77.85||$103.80||$129.75||$155.70||$181.65||$207.60||$233.55||$259.50|
|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 gadgets to access the Internet, so the demand for mobile-friendly websites is steadily growing. To meet this demand, the establishment that manages the gTLDs, ICANN, established the dot MOBI domain extension in 2005. The first registrations were enabled in September 2006, and the notion behind this domain extension is that all websites that use it have to comply with certain restrictions. In other words, all dot MOBI websites are required to be built to be opened flawlessly by mobile devices in accordance with the so-called “MWI Best Practices for mobile content” drawn by the W3C Mobile Web Initiative (MWI) in cooperation with the .MOBI Registry. These incorporate how a site is being navigated, the way it is being displayed (form and size), and so on.
The requirements have provoked some concerns taking into consideration that the top-level domain extension is the only one that specifies what devices need 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 site should be designed in such a way as to be opened by most browser applications and devices, be they mobile or stationary.
Given the fact that the .MOBI Registry organization does not sell domains directly, you can obtain a .MOBI domain with any 3rd-party company, such as ours. If you have an already registered domain, you can also move it over to our company if you get its EPP transfer authorization key from your current registrar. If you do that, you’ll be able to administer your domain(s) and hosting account from one place – our Hepsia Control Panel interface.
.MOBI Domain Management with IMP Webhosting
And if you choose to start a hosting account with IMP Webhosting, the custom Web Hosting Control Panel allows you to manage both your domain name(s) and your site(s) flawlessly from one and the same location.