Mobile industry embroiled in domain debate

Gohrin, Nancy
April 2004
America's Network;4/15/2004, Vol. 108 Issue 6, p8
Trade Publication
The initiative to create a mobile Internet domain may be an indication that technologies aimed at translating Web sites on the fly for mobile devices have largely failed, according to some experts. They see the request for a mobile domain as a call for the creation of mobile-specific content. A group of companies including Microsoft, Nokia, T-Mobile, Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems and others are part of the mobile top level domain initiative. Some operators seem to hope that a domain may spur the creation of mobile-specific content which could offer a better end-user experience and thus spur more customers to access wireless content.


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