Everything you should know about .mobi
In order to address the saturation of traditional domain endings like .com and .net, new generic domain endings were created for specific industries: hospitality, real estate, photography, etc. The .mobi domain ending, for its part, is especially well suited for websites that are easily visited from a mobile device, such as a smartphone or a tablet.
The .mobi domain ending, an essential piece of your online communication plan
Since it was created in 2006, .mobi, short for "mobile," has registered online spaces available from a mobile device: this domain ending lets you show your customers that your site is available no matter where they are, and that it can adapt to their patterns of use. Open to anyone to register, this domain ending is understood by internet users around the world, the term "mobile" being understood in many languages.
Promote your business with a .mobi domain name
The advent of smartphones and tablets has created new ways of communicating, getting information, and also shopping. Today, internet users around the world use their phones more than their computers to browse the web. With a .mobi domain name, you can reach this entire segment of the population, smartphone and tablet use being especially widespread amongst the younger generations for online purchases or reading articles.
Rules and particularities of .mobi domain names
.mobi domain names at Gandi.net
Accreditation: Gandi is .mobi accredited registrar since April 2007.
Terms and conditions
Attribution: .mobi is open to everyone.
Syntax: From 3 to 63 alphanumeric characters or a hyphen (excluding in the first and last place).
Registration period: 1 to 10 years.
Second-level extensions: No.
Renewal: Domains are deactivated upon expiration, it is possible to renew up to 45 days following the expiration date.
Change of registrar: The process is started on the new registrar's interface with an auth code. Ensure that your domain does not have a TransferProhibited status, is older than 60 days and has not been transferred in the last 60 days. The effective transfer depends on your validation (by email) and renews the domain name for one year.
Change of owner: Available on our interface, the current procedure consists in email confirmation by both former and new domain name owner. The expiration date is unchanged.
Deletion process: Quarantine of 30 days, see this table
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