[Marketing-Public]Netscape Rumor

James Russell marketing-public at mozilla.org
Sun, 26 Oct 2003 19:14:05 -0500


I imagine that Netscape.com would be the home page for the Netscape 
dialup service. I really doubt this is true.

mgordon2@earthlink.net wrote:

> Jay Garcia wrote:
>
>> Heard a _rumor_ that "Web Properties", the group running Netscape.com,
>> was not so happy to see netscape browser development end since a large
>> portion of their traffic is clickthroughs from the default browser home
>> page.  I've heard rumors they have started talks with the Mozilla
>> Foundation about contracting out continuation of a Netscape-branded
>> Mozilla (side-stepping the Mozilla-hostile AOL Product Development group
>> that shut down Netscape dev in the first place).  I stress _rumors_ and
>> the _beginnings_ of talks -- nothing may come of it, but it's a little
>> bit of hope for the Netscape name.
>>
>> What a marketing adventure this would be !!! ;-)
>>
>>  
>>
> Hello Jay,
>
> This may prove to be a real fireworks display in the marketing arena 
> when we consider the article published earlier on this list with the 
> heading
>
> "AOL to Launch Dial-Up Service
> Called Netscape at a Discount"
>
> My understanding is that AOL still own the Netscape brand.
>
> Michael Gordon
>