.MOBI

The .MOBI top-level domain is one of the many generic TLDs to choose from when selecting a domain for a website. MOBI is one of the common TLDs that you can register with no restrictions. You can also use a .MOBI domain name as an alternative if your site’s name is already registered by someone else with .COMor another desired TLD. The MOBI top-level domain is intended for use with websites made for mobile devices. The .MOBI domain was approved in 2005 and has been available for registration by the public since 26 September 2006. Today MOBI isn’t widely used because of its technical requirements.

 

MOBI Registration Requirements

The name of the .MOBI top-level domain comes from “mobile” and it is supposed to be used only for mobile-optimized websites. However, there are some requirements for adherence to mobile-compatibility style guidelines for the registration of a MOBI domain name. All MOBI websites must be optimized for browsing on a mobile device, giving a big advantage of the domain, for the user, of compatible content. Webpages using MOBI can be optimized for the different properties and restrictions of mobile devices, like smaller screens, different form factors, input capabilities, availability of integrated sensors (orientation, location, touch, etc.)

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