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    Thumbs up Brisbane, Australia goes .mobi: BrisbaneCity.mobi

    BrisbaneCity.mobi

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

    They should be hosting this site on Brisbane.mobi like Barcelona.mobi, Frankfurt.mobi, Helsinki.mobi, and Dublin.mobi do, but we already know what happened to the Reserved City .mobi's...

    Good news nonetheless.
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    That's good news.

    Quote Originally Posted by Andres Kello
    but we already know what happened to the Reserved City .mobi's...
    I don't because I'm new. So, what happened?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChinaMobi View Post
    That's good news.


    I don't because I'm new. So, what happened?
    mTLD (dotMobi) originally wanted them all in the hands of the respective city governments, which was brilliant IMO, but then they got lazy and just gave them all to one company that turned each site into a glorified parking page consisting of a template-based shell with incredibly basic information. So instead of cities like Brisbane getting their own .mobi to launch their mobile site, they have to register whatever is left (and hasn't been registered yet). This was one of mTLD's most disappointing failed initiatives, if you ask me, because these hundreds of Reserved domains in the hands of the city governments could have done a lot for this extension in the early days in terms of credibility and exposure. I can understand them giving a few to a relevant company on a trial basis, but ALL of them and seemingly forever? Yup, they got lazy just like with most of their initiatives that were great on paper but failed in the real world due to their consistently poor execution by mTLD and lack of follow-through after the initial hype. So in the case of the Reserved city .mobi's, we've just had a small handful of city governments developing their .mobi's which has had a negligible effect on the extension in almost 4 years.

    Hope that clarifies it.
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    Thanks Andres for having to repeat what has been said before. You are right. They missed a great opportunity to promote .mobi. My many personal failures tell me that putting a great idea into action is very difficult.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andres Kello View Post
    BrisbaneCity.mobi

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

    They should be hosting this site on Brisbane.mobi like Barcelona.mobi, Frankfurt.mobi, Helsinki.mobi, and Dublin.mobi do, but we already know what happened to the Reserved City .mobi's...

    Good news nonetheless.
    This website has been built using a site similar to gomobi, its called http://MyAnswers.mobi
    ENOUGH SAID


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    Code:
    Images : 76px × 100px (scaled to 252px × 331px)
    There goes browser friendliness and indication of super laziness :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by noonoo1 View Post
    This website has been built using a site similar to gomobi, its called http://MyAnswers.mobi
    Interesting.. going into the myanswers website, they dont really describe themselves when navigating through their site.

    the site looks good on my iphone though

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    Try and look on the pc it's not a good experience.

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    Yes, it looks terrible on PC/Firefox, but OK on PC/Safari especially when you reduce the width of screen.

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    To clarify a point on the above chain, the reason for dotMobi's letting one company develop city names is because many cities simply weren't interested in developing their own mobile sites. Rather than let the names sit on the shelf, dotMobi partnered with http://city.mobi to ensure relevant mobile content would be available. Any city government who wants their domain name remains entitled to get their relevant domain name, and dotMobi will work with them to help make that happen if they express interest.

    To see a new approach to geographic domains, please check out the http://mylomo.mobi sites that launched today (2 August 2010). dotMobi has been working with the greater London councils for 18 months in bringing this project to life and I can't tell you how happy we are to see it launched. (See one article at http://www.mobile-ent.biz/news/38008...obile-services).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vance Hedderel View Post
    Any city government who wants their domain name remains entitled to get their relevant domain name, and dotMobi will work with them to help make that happen if they express interest.
    The problem with this approach is that it assumes City governments are aware of this, yet I don't think it's a stretch to say most are not. This is why dotMobi should be the one making the effort to contact relevant city authorities. At the very least, dotMobi should be approaching cities it knows have already gone mobile (with or without .mobi) - such as Brisbane - and offer the domain to them.

    Waiting for cities to approach dotMobi will just result in more of the same: no progress on this front.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vance Hedderel View Post
    To see a new approach to geographic domains, please check out the http://mylomo.mobi sites that launched today (2 August 2010). dotMobi has been working with the greater London councils for 18 months in bringing this project to life and I can't tell you how happy we are to see it launched. (See one article at http://www.mobile-ent.biz/news/38008...obile-services).
    Now this is a much more productive approach that simply needs to be expanded to include the Reserved City .mobi's.
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