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I don’t have an iPhone, in case you were wondering. You probably weren’t, but I felt I had to share this vital piece of information before saying anything else!
According to The Unofficial Apple Weblog (via), the latest firmware release for both the iPhone and iPod Touch includes support for other domain extensions; namely .net, .edu and .org.
The inclusion of .edu is an odd one. Either they’re targetting a LOT of US students or there’s something very odd going on. What’s odder still is that they’ve completely excluded dotMobi (.mobi) as well as .info and .biz. Surely adding support for .mobi would have been more logical on a mobile device than adding .edu?
Has .mobi really taken off? Like so many of these TLD’s I’m not so sure. As for not including .info “Hurrah” I say. .info’s are pretty much all spam domains IMO.
Even Google applied a blanket downgrade of them recently. I only know cos the messed it up and accidentally wiped all .info domains out of their index for a couple of days. The net was a better place for it I reckon.
Over 1 million names have been registered in .mobi, so it it a lot bigger than .edu!