.Mobi domains used to have a point. Now they don’t.
Last week Google posted a quick guide to moving from a subdomain for a mobile site to just using the same domain and a responsive site. The post doesn’t mention .mobi, but the same concept applies: In 2017, there’s no reason to have a separate website for mobile browsers.
.Mobi made a lot of sense when it was launched in 2006. It seemed quite prescient the following year when Apple launched the original iPhone.
But maintaining separate websites for mobile and larger browsers doesn’t make much sense anymore. Now, everyone should create a responsive website that adjusts based on the size of the browser.
Maintaining two different sites is bad for SEO and costs more money.
lots of wasted money there. i sure wish i never bought any. i still own them simply because i can’t justify letting domains i spend thousands on expire lol.
Eric Lyon says
The wheels fell off on .mobi in 2008 and it was all downhill from there lol
Jovenet Consulting says
Anyone knows if .MOBILE si coming?
Many new domain buyers were not around back then to see the ferocious and insanely bitter arguments between the pro-.mobi group and the nonbelievers. There were so many, “You have to be stupid to not buy into the mobile revolution” type of comments and worse.