Tomorrow morning, September 26th at 6:00 AM, PDT, we will stop taking .mobi pre-registration requests in preparation for the .mobi landrush. You have until that time to submit all of your requests.they close the email with the following call to action:
REMEMBER!? Today is your last chance to pre-register .mobi domain name requests. New domain extensions don't come around very often. Don't wait. If you have an idea for a great domain name, request it today!It has to be that .mobi will die with a whimper. Why would anyone want to attempt to drive mobile phone users (folks without a QWERTY keypad) to a four letter domain name extension? Suring the web on a cell phone is already a frustrating experience, but to imagine that to get an even better, but still bad mobile rendition of a website I would have to type in a special domain name rather than have the system autodetect my very small screen? That's sheer folly.
I am sure there will be a few clever mobi domain names that we may all end up going to eventually, but I have to believe that all in all, there won't be many people building two versions of their websites and giving the more diminutive of the two the horrible extension -- dot mobi.
Tags: .mobi, mobile, web