I’ve said that mobile blogging will be big in 2008. That means that more folks will be both creating and consuming blog content via mobile devices. So the question has come up: Do you need a .mobi domain for your blog?
There is a lot of .mobi FUD and madness out there, and the combination is combustible. Some folks think the whole .mobi thing is a marketing ploy, while others are cashing in. Bloggers (and many others, too) feel caught in the middle.
What I want to do here is examine a couple aspects of this:
- the history of .mobi and who’s behind it
- what it would mean for your blog to have a .mobi domain
- do you need a .mobi name to have a mobile version of your site?
The video’s a little rough around the edges, but I’m not after Best Picture, or anything. I just find that it’s sometimes easier to talk about stuff than it is to write a humongous post. If I spend too much time editing it defeats the point.
And yeah, you can see that I’m not happy about acquiring remarkablogger.mobi–I feel like maybe I gave in to my fears of being left behind should .mobi become the future of the mobile web. I wish I didn’t have to do that, but I feel like it’s necessary. Doesn’t have anything to do with money, has everything to do with control, standards, and openness.
Update: Tip of the hat to Roger at Red Sea and Sound for prompting this. My apologies for the oversight.