What i see and think sitting here, with a windscreen view on the Internet and the Wireless world.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

mobi dick ?

There's a new domain for Web sites that are used in conjunction with wireless phones and devices. It's ".mobi."

The new suffix was approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers at a meeting last week in Amsterdam. The first Web sites for mobile devices will be ready in 2006.

Mobile phone providers and marketers of handsets wanted the new domain name and have established a joint venture to encourage companies and Web site designers to create mobile Web pages. The move to create ".mobi" is similar to recent moves to create a domain to flag adult/porn-related sites.

Companies backing the new domain include Ericsson, Microsoft, Nokia, Samsung, T-Mobile, and Vodafone. They say that having more Web pages optimized for mobile and handheld devices will spur consumers to upgrade their phones. Obviously the companies backing the domain also hope telecom companies will upgrade their technology to support ".mobi" pages


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