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NewBay Software to Provide "dotmobi" Personal Websites for Mobile Phones

 


NewBay to offer '.mobi' as part of vision to enable personal publishing for a billion websites for mobile phones

By Derek Iwasiuk
DomainInformer.com
February 24, 2006

NewBay Software, a leading developer of mobile community applications, today announced that it will offer users full '.mobi' domain names for their personal websites across its suite of products, including the award winning FoneBlog mobile blogging and multimedia album solution. 'dotmobi' domains will be available from NewBay from August 2006.

The '.mobi' domain is specifically targeted at mobile friendly websites and is set to become the standard for mobile internet consumer browsing. Once launched, FoneBlog users will be able to buy the domain name www.johnsmith.mobi instead of "www.foneblog.ie/johnsmith", where they can store images, contacts and content and share their personal websites with other internet and mobile users. NewBay has previously offered the option to buy '.com', '.org' or '.net' domain name for their personal websites.

"NewBay's vision is to provide every mobile phone user with a personal website that provides a home for users mobile activities. The ability to add the latest '.mobi' domain name further personalizes a user website and increases subscriber loyalty for Mobile Operators," commented Paddy Holahan, CEO at NewBay Software.

"The dotmobi domain, set for commercial launch this summer, will revolutionise the relationship between the internet and mobile devices by the clear identification of made-for-mobile internet sites and applications. We are delighted to have NewBay on board as a showcase for the dotmobi domain and to demonstrate the impact it will have on consumer mobile internet browsing," said Neil Edwards, General Manager of mTLD Ltd.

About mTLD
Mobile Top Level Domain Ltd (mTLD) - the joint venture company based in Dublin, Ireland is leading the development of internet usage from mobile devices by switching on the dotmobi domain name. Unique among domain name providers, mTLD ensures that services and sites developed around dotmobi are optimised for use by mobile devices. Consumers on the go can have confidence that the internet site or service will work from their mobile device when using the dotmobi address.

The company gained approval from ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) for the '.mobi' Sponsored Top level Domain (TLD) in the second half of 2005. mTLD is backed by leading mobile operators, network and device manufacturers, and internet content providers. Investors in mTLD include Ericsson, GSM Association, Hutchison 3, Microsoft, Nokia, Orascom Telecom, Samsung Electronics, Syniverse, T-Mobile, Telef√≥nica M√≥viles, TIM, and Vodafone. mTLD is also a sponsor of W3C´s Mobile Web Initiative.

mTLD:
Media and analysts: please contact Rachael Parker, Sarah Webb or Simon Lloyd at Companycare Communications
Tel: +44 118 939 5900
Email: [email protected]

About NewBay Software
NewBay Software develops products and services to create dynamic communities based on new mobile media technologies. NewBay's mobile applications include the award winning FoneBlog, mobile blogging and multimedia album solution; FoneShare, for legal mobile content superdistribution; and FonePIM, carrier grade mobile synchronization. NewBay sells to mobile operators worldwide enabling them to increase messaging, data and content revenue, strengthen customer loyalty and build viral, fun mobile communities. Customers include T-Mobile USA, O2, Maxis and SETAR NV. NewBay Software is based in Dublin, Ireland and Bellevue, USA. NewBay was founded in 2002 and is privately held. Investors include Benchmark Capital. For more information visit http://www.newbay.com.


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