Arrrrrrrrrrrgggggghhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The original sunrise period for .mobi domains was supposed to end on Friday, September 22, 2006. With General Opening of the mTLD on Sunday, September 24, 2006.
The end is near for the “sunrise period” of .Mobi. As it well end this Friday September 22nd, this is the very last chance for Trademark holders to register their brands in the Internet space for mobile content before it becomes available to everyone. Trademark holders should act now… But others will be able to get their .Mobi shortly afterwards as September 24th marks the General Opening of mTLD where customers no longer need a trademark to register. During the “landrush” period until October 10th, mTLD charges a premium for early adopters. From October 11th onwards, anyone can register a .Mobi with EuroDNS for 24 Euro. _from http://www.eurodns.com/info/alerts/12092006.php
Well it’s Monday, September 25, 2006 and guess what, No General Opening, it’s been delayed.
To obtain a 'dotMobi' Domain name from mTLD the applicant (you!) must meet the criteria set-out by the Registry. This apply both for the Sunrise periods or after the start of the General Registration process (on September 26th 2006).
It’s not the first time that this ragtag outfit EuroDNS has created a disaster/boondoggle/debacle of a TLD opening. We were planning on launching today with our new .mobi domain, however, it looks like we’ll have to do that later this week.