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Interesting. It certainly would make some domain names easier to type on a mobile phone.
However, some single characters will require more effort than certain multi-character names! For example, both “s.mobi” and “data.mobi” would require the same number of button presses on a mobile phone.
Indeed, many believe that “mobi” was a bad choice for this TLD, because it requires so many button presses on a mobile phone.
I wonder if any of the other TLDs allow single character domains. I remember hearing that 3Com (who was one of the first purchasers of a .com) originally wanted to buy 3.com. Apparently they were unable, because you cannot have a single character .com domain.
Dotmobi Registry To Give Away One and Two Letter Domains
The shorter a domain name is the better. When that domain name is being used for mobile content ie. for stuff you’re accessing from your mobile phone or other handheld device, the shorter URL will always win out.I mentioned…