500,000 .mobi domains registered

2 May 2007

Dublin-based dotMobi has claimed 500,000 .mobi domain names have been registered since it was set up last October.

The consortium, which also has offices in Washington and Beijing, said the continual growth of .mobi registrations illustrates that content developers are focused on delivering quality sites and applications to mobile phones.

The domains have been registered in 104 countries since October and millions of mobile handset-tailored content pages are now available for phone users.

Some leading brands that have .mobi domains include Fox, BMW, Scandinavian Airlines, Ferrari, Rolls Royce, CNN, BusinessWeek and Maxim.

“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.”

He added: “Our new cross-platform mobile web developer certification program is already graduating certified developers with hundreds of additional developers already signed to take certification testing.”

By Niall Byrne