The Great White Domain
Now, this is a fine idea as far as it goes, giving users and search engines a way to immediately identify sites specifically designed for small screens and mobile environments. But .mobi? It sounds like a miniature white whale, or a domain for intriguing geometrical puzzles.
The choice is particularly puzzling when you consider that there's a perfectly suitable three-letter suffix available. It's .mob.
Okay, Mario Puzo afficionados and fans of "The Sopranos" might have other connotations than mobility for .mob. But, c'mon, .com didn't get rejected because of some people might think it's a Commie plot, did it? [Ed. note: And it was!]
Oh, did you hear about the new Web domain for minor Nigerian royalty trying to liberate their bank funds? It's called .con.
— Richard Martin, Senior Editor, Unstrung