28 Jun '12, 6pm

Some .mobi owners concerned about .mobile domain applications

Competition? Confusion? It remains to be seen. Some owners of .mobi domain names are concerned about confusion and competition if one of the applicants for a .mobile domain name should be approved. Indeed, the strings mobi and mobile are very similar. ICANN’s String Similarity Assessment Tool assigns a similarity score of 72, which is quite high. My take is .mobi owners don’t have to worry much about .mobile. Two of the three applications for .mobile were filed by companies that plan to run closed registries: Amazon.com and DISH. The third applicant, Donuts, could pose a bit more of a challenge. Its top level domain applications are all generic and scant on specific details about the company’s plans. There’s also an application for .mobily, but it’s a .brand application. What .mobi owners could more likely be concerned about (if they still believe in the original premise o...

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