Will Microsoft take on Verisign?
des at des.no
Thu Sep 18 23:21:44 PDT 2003
One of Internet Explorers more annoying features is the MSN search
page that shows up (instead of an error message) when you type in a
URL referencing a non-existent host or domain.
Now, of course, if you mistype a .com or .net domain, you get
Verisign's Sitefinder instead of the MSN search page. This robs
Microsoft of significant amounts of traffic. I suspect they have very
interesting and lucrative uses for the statistics generated from
search engine logs, so this is likely not a trivial matter for them.
So how long do you expect it'll take before Microsoft starts throwing
its weight around in the Sitefinder debate?
Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at des.no
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