|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||no||yes (EPP)||yes||no||1-10 years|
More and more people use mobile devices to access the World Wide Web, so the need for mobile-friendly websites is permanently growing. To fulfill this demand, the entity that administrates the generic top-level domain name extensions, ICANN, launched the .MOBI domain extension in 2005. The first registrations were started in September 2006, and the idea behind this domain name extension is that all websites that use it should comply with certain regulations. In other words, all dot MOBI websites are required to be created to be accessed without problems by mobile devices in agreement with the so-called “MWI Best Practices for mobile content” created by the W3C Mobile Web Initiative (MWI) in cooperation with the dot 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 universal domain 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 website should be built in such a way as to be accessed by the majority of Internet browsers and devices, be they mobile or stationary.
Considering that the dot MOBI Registry does not register domains directly, you can buy a dot MOBI domain with any third-party provider, such as ours. If you have an existing domain, you can also move it over to our company if you get its EPP transfer authorization key from your current registrar firm. If you do that, you’ll be able to control your domain(s) and hosting account from a single place – our Hepsia Control Panel tool.
.MOBI Domain Management with Cheap Hosting
Find out how easy it is to manage .MOBI domains with Cheap Hosting. Our tailor-made Domain Manager, available in our custom Web Hosting Control Panel, is the very best .MOBI domain name administration tool. For example, changing the WHOIS information or modifying the DNS records takes just a couple of clicks and you can swiftly lock 'n' unlock your .MOBI domain name(s) at any time.
And in case you have a hosting account with us, you can seamlessly manage both your domains and your sites.