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  1. I'm not sure what you've seen here in the past...

    I'm not sure what you've seen here in the past year or so, but Mobility is no longer "established" and no longer resembles any kind of "institution". Furthermore, there isn't much of a "community"...
  2. A public comment is not a formal objection. Only...

    A public comment is not a formal objection. Only dotMobi/mTLD have standing to formally object as they are the only TLD with any similarity (e.g. string confusion) to .mobile (and .mobily, .moi, and...
  3. Steven, dotMobi/mTLD are the only ones who have...

    Steven, dotMobi/mTLD are the only ones who have standing to formally object:



    Objection Ground
    What it Means
    Who has Standing
    Dispute Resolution Service Provider
  4. Sticky: I'm very glad to see this productive exchange! ...

    I'm very glad to see this productive exchange!

    Tony, Andy is not easy to please and you guys have managed that, so well done. :) I'm also glad to see you're an old Mobility member as it's always...
  5. Sticky: Cheapest way to send and receive SMS for your Mobile Site or App: Nexmo.com

    Hello Folks,

    I just wanted to share with everyone the absolute cheapest way I've found to send and receive SMS that can be easily tied into your existing mobile sites and apps using a very simple...
  6. So let's say you're a dwarf and I sold you a plot...

    So let's say you're a dwarf and I sold you a plot of land in a new undeveloped neighborhood called "Smallville" where I promised to enforce specific zoning laws to ensure that your new neighborhood...
  7. Are you saying that you wish to join the...

    Are you saying that you wish to join the Roundtable?
  8. Please try now.

    Please try now.
  9. Sticky: Thanks acc, but they're using the .mobi to...

    Thanks acc, but they're using the .mobi to redirect mobile users to mobile.dollar.com, so it fails check #1. I understand they aren't redirecting when viewed from a PC, but that's pretty meaningless...
  10. The problem is I honestly don't have time to...

    The problem is I honestly don't have time to maintain a proper feed, so if I created a second one, it would just lay empty and reflect poorly on the site. It was pretty much either having this one...
  11. Yeah, I should probably add it to the homepage. ...

    Yeah, I should probably add it to the homepage. To be honest, it's not exactly a super useful feed, and more of a real-time indicator of activity on the site. I just wanted to ride the twitter wave...
  12. Ahem. (http://twitter.com/DatingMobi) :)

    Ahem. :)
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    Wrong, a false accusation, mixed with a...

    Wrong, a false accusation, mixed with a ridiculous denial, sprinkled with passive-aggressive politeness, and topped off with not knowing when to stop is what leads to this.

    A sad day indeed, as I...
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    Wolf in sheep's clothing. You're not fooling...

    Wolf in sheep's clothing. You're not fooling anyone with your faux politeness. We're done here.
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    We can let others decide for themselves who...

    We can let others decide for themselves who exactly is the one "off base" here.
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    I don't agree to disagree because there is...

    I don't agree to disagree because there is nothing to "agree" or "disagree" on. You publicly attacked the integrity of this forum and of me personally and I still don't buy your ridiculous excuse. ...
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    So why didn't you simply point out what happened...

    So why didn't you simply point out what happened (possibly even via PM) rather than publicly call into question the integrity of Mobility, and of me personally? Because you wanted to purposefully...
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    First of all, don't call it censorship when it...

    First of all, don't call it censorship when it isn't. Censorship, by definition, implies we are purposefully deleting or hiding information to drive an agenda. You're trying to suggest that...
  19. Sticky: That's a straw man argument because you're...

    That's a straw man argument because you're comparing apples to oranges. I was forced to moderate posts in the Call to Action thread because members weren't respecting my request not to discuss in...
  20. Sticky: I tried it on an LG phone and it showed a...

    I tried it on an LG phone and it showed a full-blown site: http://www.holidayinn.com/hotels/us/en/reservation

    Those are the perils of device-detection, and why always showing a mobile version of...
  21. Everyone who has requested membership in the...

    Everyone who has requested membership in the Roundtable should have received a Private Message from me. If you requested membership and did not receive my PM, please let me know ASAP.
  22. Sticky: OK, you're really going to have to check that...

    [/quote]OK, you're really going to have to check that list because I just looked at a few that are on your list but not on mine and they not only redirect to a .com, but they don't even display a...
  23. Sticky: I have to disagree completely. If the site is...

    I have to disagree completely. If the site is redirecting the .mobi to a .com AND they are not advertising the .mobi, then it is completely meaningless because the user will never be exposed to the...
  24. Sticky: youmo, thanks for the list. Are all of those...

    youmo, thanks for the list.

    Are all of those on your list (that are not on my list) either stand-alone .mobi sites or - if redirects - is the company advertising the .mobi?

    If so, then the...
  25. Sticky: Post them here and I will add them to the list. ...

    Post them here and I will add them to the list. That's the whole point of this thread.
  26. No worries, thanks.

    No worries, thanks.
  27. Please re-read: As for: "Friendly" was...

    Please re-read:



    As for:

    "Friendly" was tried here, here, here, here, here, and here (among many other places) with absolutely zero results. This is not the time to be "friendly". This is...
  28. No problem.

    No problem.
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    Who wins the HTML5 vs. Apps debate?

    Interesting read: http://www.mobilemarketer.com/cms/news/content/11035.html
  30. It will be very similar to the last Roundtable at...

    It will be very similar to the last Roundtable at Mobility, which you participated in. The Roundtable will be a private Sub-forum of Mobility which only the Roundtable members will be able to view...
  31. Hennie, with all due respect, I've asked at least...

    Hennie, with all due respect, I've asked at least 3 or 4 times now not to use this thread for discussion. Please respect that and please see my post above:



    As I've already promised to you via...
  32. Of course, if a person RFD'd a domain and got it...

    Of course, if a person RFD'd a domain and got it for free, then they might not have as much financial "skin" in the purely domain game as other Premium holders or even regular holders. But all else...
  33. Everyone who owns or has owned a .mobi has skin...

    Everyone who owns or has owned a .mobi has skin in the game, which is why every disgruntled .mobi owner is invited to participate. By "skin", I was merely referring to the amount potentially...
  34. Time is short, so I rather not extend it. Let's...

    Time is short, so I rather not extend it. Let's just spread the word as much as we can. Folks, feel free to use social networks to point .mobiers to this thread. I might do a follow-up e-mail the...
  35. Folks, the Server crashed while attempting to...

    Folks, the Server crashed while attempting to send this e-mail to the entire community, so I don't think every member received it. I don't want to re-send the e-mail and fill people's Inbox with...
  36. CALL TO ACTION: All .mobi domain owners, particularly Premium .mobi holders

    Dear .mobi domain owners,

    For over 5 years, the .mobi community has given mTLD / dotMobi the benefit of the doubt, watching in awkward silence as the company tore off — one-by-one — everything...
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    Sticky: This is one of the most troubling posts from mTLD...

    This is one of the most troubling posts from mTLD that I have ever seen on Mobility. Vance, with all due respect, you should know and it is your job to know.

    Folks, mTLD took our money under...
  38. Sticky: There's only so much I'm willing to take bending...

    There's only so much I'm willing to take bending over. If another extension brands itself as "mobile" and mTLD / dotMobi do nothing to enforce their exclusivity, then that's when I round up an army...
  39. You might want to get your iPhone browser...

    You might want to get your iPhone browser checked, as it loaded perfectly on my iPhone and I've got the old one (3G). I was even able to sign up and view the demo video.
  40. Sticky: Those efforts are certainly better than nothing,...

    Those efforts are certainly better than nothing, but I can't see how they will increase the value of .mobi domain names.

    Thanks for sharing this important insight.
  41. No, the Mobile text ad is always included, but...

    No, the Mobile text ad is always included, but Wix wanted to wait on their mobile text ad because they don't know if they're going to be able to track it, that's why you're still seeing the default...
  42. Check out our new Advertiser to Create Beautiful Mobile Sites for Free

    Hi Folks,

    Check out our new Advertiser to create beautiful mobile sites for free:

    mobile.Wix.com

    Thanks!
  43. Sticky: Vance, thanks for jumping in and clarifying. ...

    Vance, thanks for jumping in and clarifying.

    Is there anything Afilias or dotMobi are doing that is going to reverse the consistent year-on-year drop in value of .mobi domain names now that Trey...
  44. Sticky: :bingo: Mostly, yes. Not necessarily, and...

    :bingo:

    Mostly, yes.

    Not necessarily, and even if they become aware, that doesn't mean they will change anything.


    :bingo:

    :bingo:
  45. Sticky: mTLD / dotMobi no longer have a CEO (Trey Harvin is gone...)

    Look who's suddenly missing: http://mtld.mobi/content/dotmobi-senior-management

    Trey Harvin's LinkedIn profile corroborates this; he stopped working at mTLD / dotMobi in July.

    Trey is a great...
  46. Will Apple's new rules for in-app purchases push companies to opt for mobile sites instead?

    Interesting: http://edition.cnn.com/2011/TECH/mobile/07/26/companies.rethink.apps.wired/index.html?hpt=hp_p1

    In particular, this part stuck out to me:



    Long story short, Apple now wants a...
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    Sticky: Ouch. (http://whoiz.mobi/g) Double ouch....

    Ouch.

    Double ouch.
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    I was the second-highest bidder for this domain...

    I was the second-highest bidder for this domain at Pool during Landrush, so I remember it fondly. Good luck with the sale, Jean!
  49. Thread: iphone 5

    by Andres Kello
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    I heard September...

    I heard September from multiple news sources, but with Apple it's always speculative due to their secretive nature.
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    Developing 2 .mobi's every 3 months only gives...

    Developing 2 .mobi's every 3 months only gives you 6 weeks per "business" until you move on to the next one. That's not enough time to plan, setup, launch, and run any successful business so you...
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    No.

    No.
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    Could not agree with you more, especially since...

    Could not agree with you more, especially since my girlfriend of 8 years is a Bosnian Serb. :biggrin:
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    Very nice find! Went there a couple of years ago...

    Very nice find! Went there a couple of years ago to visit family (my paternal grandfather was Estonian, hence my last name). Beautiful indeed.

    Promotion:


    ...
  54. The same as I thought before your post. What you...

    The same as I thought before your post. What you posted is not news and .mobi's exclusivity as the only mobile extension predates the launch of new gTLD's. Yet what I posted above is still...
  55. The biggest threat I see here for .mobi is new...

    The biggest threat I see here for .mobi is new mobile TLD's with large advertising budgets popping up and encroaching on .mobi's territory while mTLD - with its ridiculously poor track record of not...
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    Finally an actual one. 1/5. Permanent ban...

    Finally an actual one. 1/5. Permanent ban removed. Tiny amounts of Rep added. Disappointment lowered. Expectations as well, however.
  57. Sticky: They're using and promoting ...

    They're using and promoting m.siemens.com, so I don't think it belongs on this list.


    Added, thanks!


    The problem that I have with this one is that the Guardian uses an m-dot for their main...
  58. Thread: REI.mobi

    by Andres Kello
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    Permanent ban for Pred.

    Permanent ban for Pred.
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    Temporary ban for Pred.

    Temporary ban for Pred.
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    Rep- for Pred.

    Rep- for Pred.
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    Nope...

    Nope.
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    Although I agree with you that this will probably...

    Although I agree with you that this will probably sail through ICANN, I made sure to formally voice my objection to yet another money-grab by mTLD:


    ...
  63. SovBank.mobi is very old news...

    SovBank.mobi is very old news.
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    Sticky: Pred, I don't necessarily disagree with you, and...

    Pred, I don't necessarily disagree with you, and like I said, I'm not too familiar with .CO. Having said that, though, if a new extension in direct competition with .com and with no USP can reach...
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    Sticky: What I think is very telling is that Overstock...

    What I think is very telling is that Overstock did not hesitate to jump on the .CO bandwagon (even going as far as rebranding its entire company around the new extension), yet many here will remember...
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    Sticky: I think you completely misunderstood my post. ...

    I think you completely misunderstood my post. I'm not blaming .mobi, I'm blaming mTLD for the complete lack of promotion when .CO has unequivocally proven that promotion - especially early on in the...
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    Sticky: .CO: The story of .mobi that never was.

    I am not too familiar with the story of .CO, but based on the few things I have read about it recently, I can't help but be reminded of the early days of .mobi and my expectations of how it was going...
  68. Thread: Geo sale

    by Andres Kello
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    Sorry to see it end like this, Jeff, but I can't...

    Sorry to see it end like this, Jeff, but I can't say I blame you. It's been a tough ride these past 5 years, with little panning out like we had all originally hoped for and worked towards. I hope...
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    Sticky: This is a recurring thread on .mobi registration...

    This is a recurring thread on .mobi registration trends, so I've renamed it accordingly and "stuck" it.

    Nice to see we passed a million active registrations, although it would be even nicer if we...
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    For the past 2-3 years, the value of .mobi domain...

    For the past 2-3 years, the value of .mobi domain names has been inversely proportional to the growth of all things "mobile" and there is nothing to suggest that trend won't continue for the next 24...
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    See: ...

    See:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berne_Convention_for_the_Protection_of_Literary_and_Artistic_Works

    and

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries%27_copyright_length

    Also relevant: ...
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    LLL's are considered Generic, so as long as you...

    LLL's are considered Generic, so as long as you don't register them in bad faith, don't use them to compete with a company who owns a trademark on them, and actually develop them, you should be OK. ...
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    Sticky: gdz523a Save 28% on your order. No minimum. ...

    gdz523a

    Save 28% on your order. No minimum. Works on .mobi renewals too.
  74. I think it's a given that they'll promote the...

    I think it's a given that they'll promote the .mobi since their logo has the .mobi:

    http://www.givedotmobi.com/assets/images/givedotmobi/home-logo-tagline.png
  75. I've seen this happen several times with other...

    I've seen this happen several times with other Premium .mobi's.

    I can't imagine any agreement where mTLD would not be allowed to disclose its partnership with a Charity-related organization. I...
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