|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 gadgets to access the Internet, so the demand for mobile-friendly websites is steadily growing. To meet this demand, the organization that supervises the universal domain extensions, ICANN, introduced the dot MOBI extension in 2005. The first registrations were started in September 2006, and the intention behind this domain name extension is that all websites that use it must comply with special regulations. In other words, all .MOBI websites are required to be designed to be viewed flawlessly by mobile devices in agreement with the so-called “MWI Best Practices for mobile content” formulated by the W3C Mobile Web Initiative (MWI) in partnership with the dot MOBI Registry organization. These have to do with how a web page is being navigated, the way it is being displayed (form and size), and so on.
The regulations have raised some worries taking into account that the generic TLD is the only one that specifies what devices need to be able to open 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 browser applications and devices, be they mobile or stationary.
Taking into account that the dot MOBI Registry does not offer domains directly, you can obtain a dot MOBI domain with any third-party provider, such as ours. If you have an already active domain, you can also move it over to our firm if you get its EPP transfer code from your current registrar. If you do that, you’ll be able to administer your domain(s) and hosting account from a single place – our Hepsia Control Panel tool.
.MOBI Domain Management with HostCreate
The Domain Manager interface developed by HostCreate is an ideal home for your next .MOBI domain name. It's both fully featured as well as straightforward, so that it is suitable for both advanced users and web hosting first-timers. You will get quick access to crucial DNS settings and, with a mouse-click, assign an URL redirection. The Domain Manager also will allow you to manage a variety of domain names at once without any difficulty. As a bonus, if you are searching to extend your online presence, you are able to take advantage of our limitless domain parking offer.
If you have a hosting account with HostCreate, you can take care of both your websites and your domains from the same Control Panel - our Web Hosting Control Panel. You won't have to move between different website management and domain management interfaces any more.