|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|
.MOBI Domain Names
More and more people use mobile devices to access the Internet, so the need for mobile-friendly websites is permanently growing. To fulfill this demand, the body that controls the generic domain extensions, ICANN, launched the dot MOBI domain name extension in 2005. The first registrations were allowed 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 should be developed to be opened correctly 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 regulations have induced some concerns in view of the fact that the top-level domain extension is the only one that specifies what devices has 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 built in such a way as to be opened by the majority of Internet browsers and devices, be they mobile or stationary.
Given the fact that the .MOBI Registry does not sell domains directly, you can secure a dot MOBI domain with any 3rd-party provider, such as ours. If you have an already active domain, you can also move it over to our firm if you acquire its EPP transfer code from your present registrar company. If you do that, you’ll be able to handle your domain(s) and web hosting account from one and the same place – our Hepsia Control Panel.
.MOBI Domain Management with Cowboy Web Hosting
With Cowboy Web Hosting's outstanding Domain Manager, you can manage multiple .MOBI domains with no effort. An important part of our user-friendly, tailor-made Web Hosting Control Panel, it enables you to adjust your domains' DNS settings and WHOIS data with several clicks. And more importantly, you don't have to worry about nothing - from our committed 24/7/365 support team through to our detailed selection of help tutorials, we've got your back!