.mobi Domain Names
The domain name mobi is a top-level domain (TLD) in the Domain Name System of the Internet. Its name is derived from the adjective mobile, indicating it is used by mobile devices for accessing Internet resources via the Mobile Web.
The domain was approved by ICANN on 11 July 2005, and is managed by the mTLD global registry. It was originally financially backed and sponsored by Google, Microsoft, Nokia, Samsung, Ericsson, Vodafone, T-Mobile, Telefónica Móviles, Telecom Italia Mobile, Orascom Telecom, GSM Association, Hutchison Whampoa, Syniverse Technologies, and Visa, with an executive from each company serving on mTLD's board of directors.
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Big companies like BMW, Ferrari, Hilton Hotels, ESPN, Maxim and RedDNS have expanded their reach with their own .mobi sites — now you can too!
- Make it easy for people who are 'on-the-go' to find you. Perfect for restaurants, movie theaters, hotels, mechanics, stores or any other business that wants to be easily accessible to local residents and travelers alike.
- Added convenience for your customers. Launch a mobile-friendly companion to your main website and your customers can make reservations, get directions, buy tickets, arrange deliveries, access special offers, and more — all from their handheld devices!
- Protect your brand from copycats and competitors. Don't let someone else register the .mobi version of your successful .com.
- The .mobi domain is for smartphones, tablets and other devices that can access the mobile web. Many businesses choose to create separate mobile-friendly sites for use with these smaller devices. Mobile web users love being able to make appointments, purchase products and get directions while on the go. A .mobi domain differentiates your mobile site from your main .com, .biz or .net site and tells customers that they will be able to quickly and easily access your site – your mobile customers will thank you for it.
What types of businesses use .mobi?
If you own a business that people are likely to search for on-the-go, you need a .mobi domain. Common examples of businesses that use .mobi:
- Gas stations and mechanics
- Movie theaters and entertainment venues
- Retail shops
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|TLD type||Sponsored top-level domain|
|Sponsor||Nokia / Vodafone / Microsoft / Ericsson / Afilias|
|Intended use||Sites intended for mobile device use|
|Actual use||Began to be available for use in 2006|
|Registration restrictions||Adherence to mobile-compatibility style guidelines can be enforced by challenge process|
|Structure||Direct second-level registrations are allowed; selected generic second level domains, such as weather and music, are reserved for distribution in an equitable manner which may include auction|
|Documents||ICANN New sTLD RFP Application; ICANN sponsorship agreement|