Earlier this week DotMobi announced that they had been acquired by Afilias.
We’ve been working closely with both .mobi and Afilias so we’re absolutely delighted to hear their news.
I’d personally like to congratulate Trey Harvin and his team – they’re a great bunch to work with and we’re always delighted to hear of their successes.
Of course any acquisition does open questions.
Will anything change for .mobi registrants?
The short answer is – NO. Nothing changes.
Afilias is a leading and well established registry company which has been providing registry services for .mobi since its launch. Afilias is also the Registry Operator for .INFO and .aero, and provides technical services in support of 15 TLDs, including .ORG (under contract to Public Interest Registry), .asia, and several country code TLDs (ccTLDs). In all, Afilias supports about 15 million registrations across these TLDs, making it one of the largest registry services providers in the world.
dotMobi, the .mobi Registry Operator, will continue to operate as it does now, but as a wholly owned subsidiary of Afilias. As a registrant, you should not expect to see any difference in your .mobi registration, since neither your registrar nor the technology that powers your domain will change as a result of this transaction.
In fact, what’s more likely to happen is that dotMobi will be in a better position than ever before, as it will be backed by the experience of Afilias.
We’re still offering highly competitive rates on .mobi registrations and we’re also working on revamping our own mobile site (more on that when I have something to actually report! At the moment it’s a “work in progress”)