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Netscape OnLine to close
Implications?
4eyes




msg:261836
 8:28 am on Mar 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

According to reports, AOL will close Netscape Online on June 27.

The portal will remain, but AOL hope to pull people over with bribes of free hours/months etc

I suspect that many of the Netscape OnLine customers will take the free offer before jumping ship to Freeserve et al

As I understand it, I don't think it should make too much difference to our traffic profiles - have I missed anything?

(Compuserve users, watch out, you may be next in line!)

 

IanTurner




msg:261837
 11:42 am on Mar 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

This is going to be a real pain for those joe public users with netscape online accounts.

I have one user on NO at the moment, he has no idea of how to use the net so changing ISP will be traumatic.

4eyes




msg:261838
 2:09 pm on Mar 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

he has no idea of how to use the net so changing ISP will be traumatic.

That sums up 75% of my customers.

The Yahoo POP3 e-mail about-face has caused us similar problems.

Ah well (sigh) - if they were all experts they wouldn't need us:)

Zaccix




msg:261839
 12:36 pm on Mar 24, 2002 (gmt 0)

Hey, look on the bright side. At least we'll see an end to the millions of Netscape Online CDs at Woolworths and EB. The fewer copies of Netscape 4.7 (*shudder*) there are in the world, the better. :)

4eyes




msg:261840
 2:48 pm on Mar 24, 2002 (gmt 0)

hmmm.. might just make more room for the AOL CDs

its a close call:)

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