ie7.com

When you visit www.ie7.com you won’t see a website about Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 7. Instead you’ll see a large logo of firefox, calmly telling you to “Redicover the web”. That’s right, someone bought over the domain and has put up a link to firefox.

A simple whois shows the following info about the owner:

Digital Dataflow Ltd.
Basement Rear
66 Brunswick Place
Hove, East Sussex BN3 1NB
GB

Sheppard, Mark admin-contact@ddf.net
Basement Rear
66 Brunswick Place
Hove, East Sussex BN3 1NB
GB
+1.4407442144 Fax: +44.8701215556

Someone call him and say thank you :)

Also http://www.msie7.com has been bought over as well. The owner has put a phpBB forum for discussing IE7. He is selling the domain name and is asking at least $2500 for it.

So a lesson Microsoft, when you announce such a large product, what’s wrong in hopping over to GoDaddy.com and just purchasing the domain name? You probably won use the domain name, but its good for you to own it.

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One comment

  1. Heh, and it looks like http://www.microsoftie7.com and http://www.microsoftinternetexplorer7.com have been registered too now, and they both as well as http://www.msie7.com seem to contain a big image promoting and linking to Firefox…go figure, sucks for Microsoft, rocks for the opensource community :D

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