Dotmobi, in common with a lot of other registries, has an advisory group that is able to influence its development and policies. This may sound a bit sinister, but if you examine it more closely you’ll find that the opposite is the case.
While dotmobi is very obviously aimed at the mobile web, other TLDs and ccTLDs are of benefit and interest to stakeholders from different backgrounds.
Nominet, for example, has a policy advisory board and actively gets involved with the steering list (a mailing list for members to discuss policy matters).
Unfortunately the IE ccTLD does not have any formal policy advisory group. In order for policy to develop and change it has to rely on its board, which does not appear to be in anyway representative of stakeholders.
In the case of dotmobi, for example, the advisory group has four levels of membership which vary in cost from 295 euro to a staggering 15 thousand euro!
Of course if the mobile web is of importance to your business it’s probably a small price to play, though you won’t see me lining up to join at that price!