ICANN has approved the new TLD .mobi for mobile devices. According to documents on the ICANN site, the .mobi TLD will be limited to
- Individual and business consumers of mobile devices, services and applications
- Mobile content and service providers
- Mobile operators
- Mobile device manufacturers and vendors
- IT technology and software vendors who serve the mobile community
Personally, I think web sites should support mobile devices, no matter what the TLD. It is something that I have in mind for this site (time is the limiting factor). We already have tools such as browser sniffing that should allow a site to detect and support mobile devices. What real benefit will a new TLD provide us?