mTLD's .mobi entered the root zone on Tuesday, quietly contrasted amidst all of the recent ICANN/VeriSign announcements.
The .mobi domain was granted to service a sponsored community, consisting of,
Afilias, operators of the .INFO and .ORG gTLDs, will be operating the registration services, and UltraDNS has been tapped to provide resolution services for .mobi.
Congratulations should be made to all of the folks in the .mobi consortium and the new management team at MTLD who are putting the foundations in for a very interesting sponsored Top-Level Domain (sTLD).
I certainly saw a great and concerted effort on behalf of respected industry colleagues, Don Mason and Rick Fant, in consulting mTLD with the ICANN sTLD approval process. I understand that Don Mason is now consulting with other TLDs, but must absolutely applaud his successes and patience in the .mobi process.
The mTLD Initiative was founded in March, 2004 and submitted an application to ICANN for the creation of .mobi. In the culmination of a year long process, a group of mobile & Internet investor companies formed a joint venture named mTLD Top Level Domain, Ltd. to perform the registry functions of the newly approved, .mobi domain, including: Ericsson, GSM Association, Hutchison, Microsoft, Nokia, Samsung Electronics, Syniverse Technologies, Telefonica Moviles, TIM, T-Mobile and Vodafone.
As .mobi was created to serve its sponsored community, mTLD has an open, organizational structure for input from its sponsored community through the Membership Advisory Group (MAG) and Policy Advisory Board (PAB), whose purpose is to act as a gathering place for the sponsored community and its associated organizations to discuss policy issues and recommendations with respect to the ".mobi" domain.
mTLD Top Level Domain, Ltd. is an Irish-based company.
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