Wireless-phone domain name '.mobi'

Apr 06, 2006
Internet

The first Internet address exclusively for cell phones, .mobi, was unveiled Thursday by Mobile Top Level Domain.

The domain will lead to Web sites that are tailored for browsing by wireless phones in terms of download speeds, screen size and ease of navigation.

"Many Internet sites are grounded in desktop PC-oriented services and were not designed with a mobile phone in mind, which has led to less than ideal performance for consumers," MTLD Chief Executive Officer Neil Edwards said at the CTIA show in Las Vegas. "The dot-mobi sites are tailor-made for browsing and navigating on the mobile phone, making a far better experience."

By creating a specific phone domain, Edwards said, his company has established a baseline of best practices and open-standard rules for a population of new Web sites.

Edwards said the domain would tap into the growing number of consumers with mobile Internet access, which is expected to top 1.3 billion by 2008.

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

Explore further: Google searches hold key to future market crashes

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

White House updating online privacy policy

Apr 18, 2014

A new Obama administration privacy policy out Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites. It also clarifies that ...

A faster internet for your smartphones

Apr 08, 2014

Most of us spend a significant portion of our time on our phones. So when the Internet connection slows or stalls, it can interrupt our lives to a maddening degree. We complain about the network, shut down apps, and double-check ...

US secretly created 'Cuban Twitter' to stir unrest

Apr 03, 2014

In July 2010, Joe McSpedon, a U.S. government official, flew to Barcelona to put the final touches on a secret plan to build a social media project aimed at undermining Cuba's communist government.

World Wide Web turns 25 years old

Mar 09, 2014

Twenty-five years ago, the World Wide Web was just an idea in a technical paper from an obscure, young computer scientist at a European physics lab.

Recommended for you

BlackBerry to buy Germany's Secusmart

2 minutes ago

(AP)—German voice and data encryption specialist Secusmart, which helps equip the German government with secure smartphones, says it's being acquired by BlackBerry for an undisclosed sum.

India's Flipkart raises $1 bn to tackle Amazon

1 hour ago

India's top e-commerce company Flipkart said Tuesday it had raised $1 billion (60 billion rupees) in funds as it battles US giant Amazon for supremacy in the hyper-competitive local market.

Audi tests its A7 driverless vehicle on Florida highway

1 hour ago

German automaker Audi made use of a Florida law passed in 2012 that allows for testing driverless vehicles on Florida highways this past Sunday and Monday, by requesting a shutdown of Tampa's Lee Roy Selmon ...

Printing the metals of the future

3 hours ago

3-D printers can create all kinds of things, from eyeglasses to implantable medical devices, straight from a computer model and without the need for molds. But for making spacecraft, engineers sometimes need ...

Turning bio-waste into hydrogen

4 hours ago

Whilst hydrogen cars look set to be the next big thing in an increasingly carbon footprint-aware society, sustainable methods to produce hydrogen are still in their early stages. The HYTIME project is working on a novel production ...

User comments : 0