Webwork - 11:07 pm on Sep 28, 2010 (gmt 0)
Here's the new links at-the-top-of-the new Moniker user panel:
Home / Find Domains / Domain Auctions / Domain Appraisal & Brokerage / Domain Products / News & Resources / My Account
These links run across the prime (easy to spot) screen real estate AND they are also in a bold font.
I've read, and I believe, that IF your business is about serving your user's priority interests THEN you design your website - especially your user control panel - so that what your users most often "do" (what links they most often click) determines where the most obvious and most readily accessible links go.
To me the redesign is more about claiming screen real estate for the purpose of drawing attention to what other services Moniker or its parent company wishes to promote (Auctions, Appraisals, "Products" (Domain Sponsor Parking, Snapnames), News and Resource (Not really - it's all about SnapNames and Moniker) . . . versus what a logged-in user needs or wants to do with their domains.
Sometime it feels like the business world just doesn't get it: you take care of people, especially your existing customers and their interests first, AND THEN the money/income/profits follow.
IMHO, the redesign clearly doesn't fall into "take care of your users first" paradigm.