Monday, March 05, 2007

400,000 .mobi Domain Names Now Registered

DUBLIN, Ireland and WASHINGTON, March 5 /PRNewswire/ --

dotMobi, the company behind the first and only Internet address designed specifically for mobile phones, today announced more than 400,000 .mobi domains have been registered in 104 countries since the domain's launch in October 2006.

As a comparison, only 100,000 .com domain names were registered in the first ten years of that domain's existence. The growing number of .mobi registrations illustrates that content developers are focused on delivering quality sites and applications to mobile phones.

To help ensure quality mobile content, dotMobi has developed a number of initiatives to support and strengthen the developer community.

These initiatives include:

"The reality is the next generation of internet content is mobile,"
said Neil Edwards, CEO of dotMobi.

"Today's consumers want good content anywhere, at any time. The numbers reflect the commitment developers have made to reach consumers using .mobi."
dotMobi is backed by leading mobile operators, network and device manufacturers, and internet content providers, including Ericsson, GSM Association, Hutchison 3, Microsoft, Nokia, Orascom Telecom, Samsung Electronics, Syniverse, T-Mobile, Telefonica, TIM and Vodafone.

dotMobi is also a sponsor of W3C's Mobile Web Initiative.

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