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  1. Thread: Shut it down

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    I pop in to see old friends every so often, but...

    I pop in to see old friends every so often, but really, it would be better if you just found me on Twitter or LinkedIn. Sad. This place used to be so much fun.
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    This is titled "Why .mobi didn't have a chance."...

    This is titled "Why .mobi didn't have a chance."

    One reason: No marketing budget for blogger and social media outreach.

    Another reason: No enforcement of mobile-friendy sites.

    Another...
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    "358 posts since you last logged in." I would...

    "358 posts since you last logged in." I would imagine that figure does not include the spam that was deleted.

    Weird, I just checked in today for no apparent reason - now I see that the Force has...
  4. Is this still open?

    Is this still open?
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    Need a mobile developer? Try Mobile Site Store

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    It's time to start thinking of the holidays! Is your .mobi fully developed?

    More than half of visitors to social media are using their mobile phones. If your site isn't mobile, you're...
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    Rick, welcome. We're glad to have you. It's a...

    Rick, welcome. We're glad to have you. It's a shame we didn't see you in 2007 or the whole picture might have been different. Please let me know if I can assist you. My blog is in semi-mothballs but...
  7. I like responsive design for the "full site" and...

    I like responsive design for the "full site" and mobile templates for the mobile version of the site. Responsive design still has too much info for most people who are on the go. Of course, it...
  8. ND I don't know if that is true - the premiums...

    ND I don't know if that is true - the premiums have different rules and are under separate contracts.
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    GoMo = Google Google = Search Apps = Not Search...

    GoMo = Google
    Google = Search
    Apps = Not Search

    Android=Apps
    Android=Google

    They're doing both.

    As for a takeover, if it would cost less to buy an undervalued dotMobi than it would to go...
  10. Oh. Well I like being able to zoom in and out. I...

    Oh. Well I like being able to zoom in and out. I bet people who can't see the font feel that way too. But, it's good to know there are options for developers.
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    Accent even if renewals aren't on par with other...

    Accent even if renewals aren't on par with other TLDs, dotMobi also has Device Atlas and GoMobi. The sales from that are likely to be what drives the division's revenue model, not renewals. That's...
  12. Chinamobi thanks for posting. If you use...

    Chinamobi thanks for posting. If you use "user-scalable=" then does that mean the user is unable to zoom in?
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    Pedros your post is off-topic. Please open your...

    Pedros your post is off-topic. Please open your own thread.
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    Accent why would Afilias want to sell dotMobi?The...

    Accent why would Afilias want to sell dotMobi?The TLD is probably the smallest part of that company and has been for years.
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    Welcome Surya. It looks like you're in the right...

    Welcome Surya. It looks like you're in the right business at the right time.
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    Nice to see you happy about technology for a...

    Nice to see you happy about technology for a change Andy :top:

    Do they put the money in your bank account, or do they use some other gateway?

    GravityForms (a Wordpress plugin) can be configured...
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    The site is inactive now but I may put it back up...

    The site is inactive now but I may put it back up in the future if a sponsorship opportunity presents itself. It's quite a lot of work to do a daily site like this.
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    If and when I get an iPad (not just wifi, but...

    If and when I get an iPad (not just wifi, but full internet everywhere) I will consider moving off the iPhone. I might give Nokia a chance now that they are working with Microsoft, since I probably...
  19. Thread: Keyword Research

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    Yes it is. This is a marketplace thread. Did you...

    Yes it is. This is a marketplace thread. Did you need something? Thanks.
  20. What the...

    What the...
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    Hi Speescers, welcome!

    Hi Speescers, welcome!
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    Snoopy, I don't know you and I'm sure you have...

    Snoopy, I don't know you and I'm sure you have some great advice to give people on domaining, and by the same token you don't know me either. To answer your statement, mobility.mobi has, since...
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    Kindly remember that this is a forum for both...

    Kindly remember that this is a forum for both developers and domainers. From a developer's perspective, this TLD is far from dead.

    Those of us who learned some coding skills do not think .mobi is...
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    Nash, a lot of developers are using .mobi now...

    Nash, a lot of developers are using .mobi now because they don't have to deal with the original developer or hosting to make an m. It's more profitable to sell a second set of hosting, too.

    This...
  25. This is an old thread but deserves another look....

    This is an old thread but deserves another look. I wonder what our core of developers think of "responsive design?" I still think autodection is important with an option to view a full site. Google...
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    I'm guessing this is a spam thread but oh well. ...

    I'm guessing this is a spam thread but oh well.

    The big advantage and disadvantage of iPhone is that it doesn't show flash. It's an advantage when selling mobile sites to show a potential customer...
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    I think before hiring any company that is going...

    I think before hiring any company that is going to touch the code of your site or act on your behalf, it's important to get good recommendations.
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    Hi Markus, not many iOS people here, mostly PHP...

    Hi Markus, not many iOS people here, mostly PHP and XHTML. If people don't answer, that's why.
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    Develop-worthy names $40 each

    These are develop-worthy names and I haven't decided whether to renew them or not.
    Note that they have expired and renewal is not included in the price. All at GoDaddy.


    Hoosier

    Positive...
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    Mainstream Mobile Affiliate Programs

    Deep in the terms of service for Amazon.com, when you click "agree" there is a clause that says they don't have to pay you if the traffic came from a mobile device.

    Take a moment to post in this...
  31. Welcome dogscot. Is it possible you could just...

    Welcome dogscot. Is it possible you could just make another version with a mobile-friendly stylesheet? With Wordpress, for example, you don't have to change anything in the backend, just what the...
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    Mobile Geo Domain Development End of Year Sale

    Stop letting your Geo collect mothballs - have me develop it and start getting pagerank and traffic to increase its value.

    30% off development costs if paid by Dec 31. American pricing so if...
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    A potential customer needs something. Where are...

    A potential customer needs something. Where are they going to go, the app store, or Google mobile?

    If your customer will go to the app store, then make an app. If they will go to Google, make a...
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    Thanks, Gogo. I will take a look at the plugin. I...

    Thanks, Gogo. I will take a look at the plugin. I think the second one requires you to log in, which would be a big of a disadvantage for displaying a public calendar on a mobile site.
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    Display a Public Google Calendar on Mobile

    Does anyone know how to do this:

    "Include PHP or javascript on your mobile site that reads your calendar through GData API and displays it in a simple, concise way that fits your mobile site...
  36. Thread: Coke wtf!

    by coast
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    dietcoke.mobi is some kind of blog now

    dietcoke.mobi is some kind of blog now
  37. Thank you, Freeflow. Those are great sources. ...

    Thank you, Freeflow. Those are great sources.

    ChinaMobi is right, it is just a matter of time.

    Noonoo, I am right there with you buddy. Early adopter fatigue is not a fun place to be.
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    It looks like Adobe is finally going along with...

    It looks like Adobe is finally going along with HTML5 too, and Flash mobile will be no more:...
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    Hi PhilAJ, For business apps, you want to ask...

    Hi PhilAJ,

    For business apps, you want to ask if the business person is expecting to use the app on a plane without wifi. If it doesn't make a difference, I would go with webapps since you don't...
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    Jaybee, I am all for .mobi but to think any...

    Jaybee, I am all for .mobi but to think any official entity would back something like that would have to come from them.

    If you want to hold a contest and find your own backers, I'll be happy to...
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    Some of you know that I've surfed a time or two....

    Some of you know that I've surfed a time or two. I'm talking ocean surfing. The key to surfing is to see a tiny bump further out to sea, and know that it's going to turn into a ride-able wave.

    I...
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    Sticky: It's manual but it works: Put a link to the full...

    It's manual but it works: Put a link to the full version of the site in the footer (or header)
  43. Just put a link in the footer. Best practice...

    Just put a link in the footer.

    Best practice now is to have a separate mobile site and desktop site with mobile content on either a .mobi or a m. subdomain on the .com. Each has advantages and...
  44. Thread: Domain Question

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    Glad the info is helpful. By the way, whose...

    Glad the info is helpful. By the way, whose "sworn enemy" are you? I just considered the implications of your username.
  45. Thread: Domain Question

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    Here's something else to consider before buying...

    Here's something else to consider before buying domains you shouldn't: Research. Make sure the words you are considering have some financial value. Don't go crazy snapping up names that you think...
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    Sticky: Also, the contest is closed.

    Also, the contest is closed.
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    I meant to say reseller hosting. This could be a...

    I meant to say reseller hosting. This could be a great business for someone to be in, don't wait.
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    Biz Page Hosting .com

    Facebook makes the big switch today that all custom pages must be hosted with SSL Encryption. That means a lot of businesses are going to be unpleasantly surprised when their pages are blocked.
    ...
  49. Hi Youmo, did you get the list from "Who to...

    Hi Youmo, did you get the list from "Who to follow" on Twitter? The reason I am asking is that my profile must not be optimized enough to show on the list if that's how you got it.
  50. Thread: .mobi ad !

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    This could be a promotion by the registrar that...

    This could be a promotion by the registrar that has nothing to do with the registry.
  51. Sticky: Gogo, it's anecdotal evidence from my own sites...

    Gogo, it's anecdotal evidence from my own sites since I am neither a paid researcher nor do I want to do anyone else's work for them. I know that when I've made sites on a .mobi I see googlebot and...
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    The Kindle Fire is going to add yet another...

    The Kindle Fire is going to add yet another resolution and screen size to the mix. Pretty soon it will be like Japan where a dedicated mobile site will be crucially important. Google is already...
  53. Thread: Basic questions

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    I already respect you more now that you dropped...

    I already respect you more now that you dropped the infringing domain names. In case there's any doubt, have a look at this: .mobi WIPO Stories
  54. Sticky: All I can tell you is that I have been on...

    All I can tell you is that I have been on numerous conference calls and webinars, and some well-respected people with large customer mailing lists are talking about .mobi. If they don't, I bring it...
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    I forgot to add the webinar is tomorrow early...

    I forgot to add the webinar is tomorrow early afternoon Pacific Time (earlier if you are in Europe or Asia)
  56. Thanks, Kiwi. It's nice to have some good news.

    Thanks, Kiwi. It's nice to have some good news.
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    How to make and sell mobile sites

    Hi Everyone,

    Some of you know I have been working on a mobile wordpress suite of themes. It's been a race against my team of friends and mentors, Jason Fladlien and Wilson Mattos.

    They beat me...
  58. I am not interested in participating in an...

    I am not interested in participating in an international lawsuit.

    I hope this can come to a positive end.

    If an agreement can be reached where more marketing of the tld will occur, come find...
  59. Sticky: Does anyone know what .TEL is up to these days? I...

    Does anyone know what .TEL is up to these days? I had a few and let them expire because I didn't like having the registry host them and a few other glitches that I didn't like.
  60. Sticky: I thank you kindly for the compliment. Getting...

    I thank you kindly for the compliment.

    Getting back to the point of this thread, I wish Trey all the best in his next endeavor.
  61. Sticky: I'm still here and I still think it would be...

    I'm still here and I still think it would be completely free to interest bloggers and social media people in a .mobi to generate buzz.

    Corporations take forever to make decisions. Bloggers take...
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    Sticky: Right, and in the United States, the overwhelming...

    Right, and in the United States, the overwhelming answer is put a subdomain on your existing domain name with just the letter "m" meaning m.whatever.com.

    Some companies are using their .mobi...
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    That article said they are going to use adsense...

    That article said they are going to use adsense for mobile web.
  64. Our old friend James Pearce wrote this article in...

    Our old friend James Pearce wrote this article in response to Responsive Web Design http://tripleodeon.com/2010/10/not-a-mobile-web-merely-a-320px-wide-one/

    Does anyone know how using CSS to...
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    Mobile Wordpress Themes

    In case any of you are interested in mobile themes for Wordpress, I am working on some right now. It will be a few weeks before launch, but if you want to get on the invite list I'll invite you to...
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    It sounds like a development company is offering...

    It sounds like a development company is offering it as a bonus. If you're charging $500+ to build a mobile site what's another $14.99 to seal the deal?
  67. Thread: Hi,, Help Needed

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    That's not really what we do here...

    That's not really what we do here...
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    Back to this, are we? If there's anything this...

    Back to this, are we?

    If there's anything this .mobi experience has taught me it's that you need quality development and an actual product or service with a "buy now" button on it somewhere.

    If...
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    Are you basing this on hard data or a guess?

    Are you basing this on hard data or a guess?
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    This is a nice collection. Thanks for including...

    This is a nice collection. Thanks for including it.
  71. Thread: Hello everybody

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    Welcome, Stacey! What brings you to the forum?

    Welcome, Stacey! What brings you to the forum?
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    When you're finished using wifi, make sure to...

    When you're finished using wifi, make sure to turn OFF "ask to join networks" or it will drain your battery searching for hotspots.
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    Welcome! Methinks thou art a Rush fan. :)

    Welcome! Methinks thou art a Rush fan. :)
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    Great niche and travel names and more

    I have some names I'm not currently developing, make a good enough offer and it's yours if you have a verified paypal and references on one of the forums:

    .com
    AccountingLawyer
    TennisFavorites...
  75. Thanks for the reminder about retina icons.

    Thanks for the reminder about retina icons.
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