The first phase of registering Internet addresses for the .mobi top-level domain starts from the middle of next May, as announced by the Mobile Top Level Domain (mTLD), responsible for managing the process, also advancing that the availability of new Internet addresses for the mobile devices sector will bring together a new set of graphic specifications designed to facilitate the availability of Web content on mobile phones.
The .mobi suffix should eliminate the main problems associated with the browsing on «traditional» .com sites, namely large graphics and multimedia content. «Very soon there will be more consumers accessing the Internet via their mobile phones to carry out the tasks online that they do today on the PC «, guarantees Neil Edwards, CEO of mTLD, quoted by TechWeb.
Those interested in acquiring a .mobi address will have to adapt their sites to ensure that they work in the same way accessed by mobile phone or PC, explains the company adding that it has available online a guide to web developers that addresses any doubts that may arise.
The standards will eliminate frames and require programmers to create XHTML content, a standard that most browsers Today’s mobile phones already support it.
Ericsson, GSM World, Nokia, Microsoft and Vodafone are some of the companies and entities linked to the mobile communications sector that are preparing to provide the service. Among the initial .mobi supporters there are already those who have the site available, such as google.mobi.
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