Industry unites for .mob?
Mobiles to get their own TLD
Microsoft, Vodafone and Nokia have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a top level domain (TLD) name, like .com, for mobile devices.
The group has applied to ICANN to grant the new TLD and let them manage it. Other members of the consortium include 3, the GSM Association, HP, Orange, Samsung and Sun Microsystems.
The companies have yet to decide on a name for the joint venture. Nor have they decided what the new domain will be - we're betting on .mob...
The group is looking for more members to ensure wide customer and industry input.
The address could be used alongside existing .com addresses to provide stripped-down content for people accessing the site on the move. ®