FireFox 3.0 Released: Is it Bad News for the Domain Industry?
I just downloaded the new verision of FireFox 3.0 web browser which features the new “Awesome Bar” which Mozilla says is a new way of using the address bar on top of the browser to navigate the internet taking into account your bookmarks and viewing history. Mozilla says that the “Awesome Bar” basically turns the address bar into a search engine.
“No longer do you have to know the domain of the page you’re looking for the AwesomeBar will match what you’re typing (even multiple words) against the URLs, page titles and tags in your bookmarks and history, returning results sorted by ‘frecency’ (a combination of frequency and recency).”
So is this good for domainers.
We make our bread and butter on the address bar.
We make our bread and butter based on people typing in one of our domains into the address bar.
Firefox gives you mulitple choices as you start to type in an address, and the domain they might be typing of your’s might not be the first choice they get.
For example I started typing in the address for namejet.com