|TLD||1 Year||2 years||3 years||4 years||5 years||6 years||7 years||8 years||9 years||10 years|
|Sole .MOBI registration||$27.00||$46.00||$69.00||$92.00||$115.00||$138.00||$161.00||$184.00||$207.00||$230.00|
|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 gadgets to access online content, so the need for mobile-friendly websites is steadily increasing. To fulfill this demand, the organization that oversees the universal domain name extensions, ICANN, established the .MOBI extension in 2005. The first registrations were started in September 2006, and the concept behind this domain extension is that all websites that use it are required to comply with certain restrictions. In other words, all dot MOBI websites must be created to be accessed faultlessly by mobile devices in accordance with the so-called “MWI Best Practices for mobile content” formulated by the W3C Mobile Web Initiative (MWI) in cooperation with the dot MOBI Registry. These incorporate how a website is being navigated, the way it is being displayed (form and size), and so on.
The requirements have raised some worries considering the fact that the generic top-level domain 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 site should be built in such a way as to be opened by the majority of browser applications and devices, be they mobile or stationary.
Given that the dot MOBI Registry does not sell domains directly, you can acquire a .MOBI domain with any third-party company, such as ours. If you have an already registered domain, you can also move it over to our firm if you get its EPP transfer code from your current registrar firm. If you do that, you’ll be able to control your domain(s) and hosting account from one and the same place – our Hepsia Control Panel.
.MOBI Domain Names with Top Hat Hosting
Administering .MOBI domains will be a simple job with Top Hat Hosting's Domain Manager. It is designed to allow you to seamlessly administer your domain names – you will be able to administer one or multiple domain names simultaneously without any effort. You'll be able to update the WHOIS information or to change the DNS records with a click. WIth all these options at your disposal, managing a .MOBI domain will be a simple task.
If you also have a hosting account with us, you will be able to easily manage your domains and sites – with our user-friendly Web Hosting Control Panel, you can administer both from the same location.