|TLD||1 Year||2 years||3 years||4 years||5 years||6 years||7 years||8 years||9 years||10 years|
|Sole .MOBI registration||€17.80||€35.60||€53.40||€71.20||€89.00||€106.80||€124.60||€142.40||€160.20||€178.00|
|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 the Internet, so the demand for mobile-friendly websites is permanently increasing. To fulfill this demand, the establishment that operates the universal domain extensions, ICANN, introduced the .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 specific regulations. In other words, all dot MOBI websites should be designed to be accessed without problems by mobile devices in agreement with the so-called “MWI Best Practices for mobile content” drawn by the W3C Mobile Web Initiative (MWI) in cooperation with the dot MOBI Registry organization. These involve how a website is being navigated, the way it is being displayed (form and size), and so on.
The restrictions have provoked some concerns as the universal domain name extension is the only one that specifies what devices has to 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 site should be designed in such a way as to be accessed by the majority of browsers and devices, be they mobile or stationary.
As the dot MOBI Registry does not register domains directly, you can book a dot MOBI domain with any 3rd-party company, such as ours. If you have an already active domain, you can also move it over to our firm if you get its EPP transfer code from your current registrar. If you do that, you’ll be able to handle your domain(s) and hosting account from a single place – our Hepsia Control Panel interface.
.MOBI Domain Names with Alpaka Host
If you choose to start a hosting account with Alpaka Host, the custom-made Web Hosting Control Panel will help you take care of both your domain(s) plus your web site(s) easily from one and the same place.