|TLD||1 Year||2 years||3 years||4 years||5 years||6 years||7 years||8 years||9 years||10 years|
|Sole .MOBI registration||C$32.85||C$65.70||C$98.55||C$131.40||C$164.25||C$197.10||C$229.95||C$262.80||C$295.65||C$328.50|
|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 online content, so the demand for mobile-friendly websites is constantly increasing. To fulfill this demand, the entity that oversees the generic domain name extensions, ICANN, introduced the dot MOBI domain name extension in 2005. The first registrations were enabled in September 2006, and the notion behind this TLD is that all websites that use it should comply with special requirements. In other words, all dot MOBI websites must be built to be opened faultlessly by mobile devices in agreement with the so-called “MWI Best Practices for mobile content” established by the W3C Mobile Web Initiative (MWI) in cooperation with the .MOBI Registry. These involve how a web page is being navigated, the way it is being displayed (form and size), and so on.
The restrictions have induced some concerns given that the universal domain name extension is the only one that specifies what devices should 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 browser applications and devices, be they mobile or stationary.
Considering the fact that the dot MOBI Registry does not offer domains directly, you can book a dot MOBI domain with any 3rd-party provider, such as ours. If you have an existing domain, you can also transfer it to our firm if you acquire its EPP key from your current registrar firm. If you do that, you’ll be able to manage your domain(s) and web hosting account from one and the same place – our Hepsia Control Panel tool.
.MOBI Domain Management with Cloud 9 Canada
Managing .MOBI domains will be a simple task with Cloud 9 Canada's Domain Manager. It is built to allow you to seamlessly manage your domains – you'll be able to administer one or multiple domains simultaneously without any effort. You'll be able to change the WHOIS information or to edit the DNS settings with a click of the mouse. WIth all these options at hand, managing a .MOBI domain name will be a simple job.
If you've also got a hosting account with Cloud 9 Canada, you'll be able to easily administer your domains and sites – with our intuitive Web Hosting Control Panel, you can administer both from the same place.