Global Domains: Global (.mobi)
Important: When entering your search string don't write “www” or the Global domain type, ie. “mobi”. Therefore to search “www.bb-online.mobi” enter “bb-online” and nothing else.
The only letters allowed within a domain name are: a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z - 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. Spaces are NOT ALLOWED.
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Once the domain is registered
All Global domain names registered with us are stored on our international server. Domains registered with us are automatically provided with their own under-construction page - this notifies potential registrants that the name has been acquired and is now registered. The under-construction page is offered free of charge and may be used indefinitely.
It is possible for Web and/or Mail forwarding to be provided for Global domains.
Domain transfer/release fees are charged are by a majority of registrars, but BB Online make no charge to transfer a domain to another Global domain name registrar.
The global registry appointed by ICANN for the .mobi domain name is dotMobi. It is used for people who want to enable internet service through their mobile phones. It makes sure that the site will work and doesn't give the same problems on mobile phones that other domain names might.
Even though the mobile market is increasing, the Mobile Web is still very difficult to use. It can be hard to locate certain sites and very little content can show up. These problems are erased with use of the .mobi domain name, opening an easier path for content providers. It means that you will need to rely less on operator portals.
It guarantees a better user experience which results in customer loyalty, .mobi increasing the use of profitable data services. IT gives users an easier way the access the internet and websites that they enjoy, a mobile being more accessible from various locations rather than a laptop.
Yet, why does it work with all phones? This is due to the 'Instant Mobilizer'. It takes an existing website and transforms it into a mobile site. No programming is involved which makes it easier for anyone to get hold of a .mobi site.
dotMobi, also known as mTLD ltd., has reserved a number of domains which are usually common words or phrases. This procedure is done along with dotMobi's contract with ICANN. The reason for these so called 'Premium names' is so that you can preserve the stability and exurity of registry operations, make it more likely that these names will provide the mobile web community with more exciting features and services, and so that in the allocation of these names, there is a more level playing field.
Excluding these 'Premium names', dotMobi works on a 'first come, first serve' basis, much like other domain names. These domain names must follow the required dotMobi criteria.
These are the regulations which must be met when creating a .mobi domain name:
- The maximum characters allowed in a .mobi domain name is 63, the minimum being 3. This excludes the 'http://www' and '.mobi'.
- All numbers 0-9 can be used, along with the roman alphabet a-z and ASCII.
- Hyphens (-) can be used but two cannot follow after each other.
- Spaces and special characters such as !, $, etc. cannot be used.
- In the future it is planned that dotMobi will support IDNs which means Internationalised Domain names. This is not yet possible.
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