|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 Name Registrations
More and more people use mobile devices to access the Internet, so the demand for mobile-friendly websites is constantly growing. To meet this demand, the establishment that oversees the universal top-level domain name extensions, ICANN, established the dot MOBI domain name extension in 2005. The first registrations were enabled in September 2006, and the notion behind this domain name extension is that all websites that use it are required to comply with certain rules. In other words, all dot MOBI websites must be developed to be accessed faultlessly by mobile devices in accordance with the so-called “MWI Best Practices for mobile content” drawn by the W3C Mobile Web Initiative (MWI) in partnership with the .MOBI Registry organization. These have to do with how a page is being navigated, the way it is being displayed (form and size), etc.
The restrictions have raised some worries taking into consideration that the gTLD is the only one that specifies what devices must be able to open a website and the way in which this has to happen, breaking the so-called principles of device independence, according to which a website should be designed in such a way as to be viewed by the majority of web browser applications and devices, be they mobile or stationary.
In view of the fact that the .MOBI Registry does not sell domains directly, you can secure a .MOBI domain with any 3rd-party company, such as ours. If you have an already active domain, you can also transfer it to our firm if you acquire its EPP transfer key from your current registrar company. If you do that, you’ll be able to manage your domain(s) and hosting account from one place – our Hepsia Control Panel.
.MOBI Domain Names with Howard ITech Hosting
If you are searching for a new home for your .MOBI domain names, the Domain Manager interface that we offer you would be the best option. Being both easy-to-work-with and fully featured, it allows you to have total control over all domain name administration aspects. You are able to modify all the essential DNS settings with a single click and update the WHOIS information pertaining to all your domain names without any difficulty. When you have more than one domain names, managing them from the same location is not just doable, but it's in fact pretty simple.
Additionally, when you have a hosting account with us, you then know that, aside from the Domain Manager itself, our Web Hosting Control Panel features a site management section too. In this way, you are able to quickly switch between the two, without having to make use of several Control Panels or to adapt to different interfaces.