|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 online content, so the demand for mobile-friendly websites is permanently growing. To fulfill this demand, the entity that administrates the generic top-level domain name extensions, ICANN, introduced the .MOBI domain extension in 2005. The first registrations were allowed in September 2006, and the idea behind this TLD is that all websites that use it should comply with special regulations. In other words, all dot MOBI websites have to be created to be accessed correctly by mobile devices in accordance with the so-called “MWI Best Practices for mobile content” created by the W3C Mobile Web Initiative (MWI) in partnership with the dot MOBI Registry. These have to do with how a website is being navigated, the way it is being displayed (form and size), and so on.
The rules have induced some concerns considering that the generic top-level extension is the only one that specifies what devices ought to 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 site should be designed in such a way as to be viewed by most Internet browsers and devices, be they mobile or stationary.
Given that the .MOBI Registry organization does not register domains directly, you can purchase a dot MOBI domain with any third-party provider, such as ours. If you have an already registered domain, you can also move it over to our company if you obtain its EPP transfer authorization code from your current registrar company. If you do that, you’ll be able to administer your domain(s) and web hosting account from a single place – our Hepsia Control Panel interface.
.MOBI Domains with Metro Hosting International
If you'd like to get full control over numerous .MOBI domain names, however, you do not want to deal with complicated domain name management interfaces or various Control Panels, we have the answer for you. With Metro Hosting International's Domain Manager, you'll have total control of your .MOBI domains and you will be in a position to control your other domains too, all from the very same place. You can also promptly modify your domains' DNS records, to quickly set up URL forwarding, to park limitless domain names and a lot more.
For those who have a hosting account with Metro Hosting International, it is possible to conveniently control your web sites along with your domain names from the same Control Panel.