Do Mobile Devices Need Their Own Domain?

from the .mob-it-is- dept

The Register is reporting that Microsoft, Vodafone and Nokia are trying to convince ICANN to grant them their own domain for mobile devices, which the Register jokingly (I think) suggests should be .mob. Of course, knowing just how many groups have applied to ICANN for different top level domains, and knowing just how many were rejected – combined with the sub-glacial speed with which ICANN is known for moving, I would bet that this is unlikely to happen any time soon, if ever. Still, it is an interesting question as to whether or not we need an additional TLD for mobile devices. As connections get faster is it really going to make as much sense, or will mobile phones be able to hang out on the regular internet without any problem?

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