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Monday, July 11, 2005

Mobile Devices Get Their Own Top-Level Domain

ICANN has designated ".mobi" as the top-level domain suffix for websites developed especially for web-enabled cell phones and other mobile devices. Site sporting the .mobi suffix will be formatted for small screens and will make conservative use of memory and bandwidth.

Mobile phone manufacturers and cell carriers campaigned for the special designation, which they hope will encourage web access through mobile devices.

Source: CNN.com