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BizReport : Domain Names : May 04, 2007


Milestone number of .mobi domains registered

Many of the world’s leading brands have secured domains designed to be used on mobile phones and portable devices, such as PDA’s.

by Helen Leggatt

dotMobi.gifdotMobi, the Dublin-based registry for .mobi domains, has now exceeded 500,000 addresses with millions of mobile-friendly pages of content. Domains deal with diverse topics ranging from travel to voting.

"The results demonstrate the strong role dotMobi is playing in driving the creation of mobile content on the Internet," said Neil Edwards, CEO of dotMobi. "Most importantly, the mobile industry's consumer focus around creating .mobi sites is bearing strong results in a short period of time. Consumers finally have easy-to-use and affordable made-for-mobile content."

As well as hobbyist and social networking sites, such as bigfishtackle.mobi and p-o-k-e-r.mobi, many of the world’s leading brands are ensuring their mobile customers can get useful content on the move. News, entertainment, sports and auto brands have all been quick to register and develop their .mobi sites, including NBA.mobi, Maxim.mobi, CNNMoney.mobi and BMW.mobi.

An online encyclopaedia, Wapedia, designed specifically for mobile users, is also available.

Tags: domain names, dotMobi, Mobile phones










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