Press Release

Netscape Opens My Netscape to Millions of Web Publishers

Netscape Launches the My Netscape Network, Empowers Web Publishers to Create Channels for Popular My Netscape Personalized Internet Start Page

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (March 15, 1999) - Netscape Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: NSCP) today announced the launch of the My Netscape Network that will allow web publishers to create their own custom 'channel' for Netscape's popular My Netscape personalized Internet start page service. The My Netscape Network is available on the Netscape Netcenter portal and, as part of the My Netscape service, enables consumers to create highly customized Internet start pages with their choice of Internet content. By participating in the My Netscape Network, web publishers can expand their online audience to include the growing network of millions of My Netscape users and increase repeat traffic to their web sites.

The first companies to join the My Netscape Network include Garden.Com, JavaWorld, Red Herring, Lanier Travel Guides, Linux Today, MacCentral, and Salon; more will be available through the My Netscape Channel Finder. These companies represent a growing list of hundreds to thousands of My Netscape Network channels that will be easily accessible from the Netscape Open Directory, where a user can search for a web site and simply click to add it to their My Netscape personalized Internet start page.

"The My Netscape Network is the web's first open portal service that empowers consumers to view all the Internet content they want in one convenient location on the web all through My Netscape," said Mike Homer, executive vice president and general manager of Netscape's Netcenter division. "Whether it's a free personal email account and business news from Netscape or gardening information and a favorite movie site, with My Netscape all the information you need is right at your fingertips."

The My Netscape Network employs the same open partner model pioneered by the Netscape Open Directory which, in less than a year since its creation, has become one of the fastest growing Internet directories in the world today. In the same way the Netscape Open Directory unleashes the knowledge and creativity of 'volunteer editors,' the My Netscape Network will empower anyone to leverage Netscape's personalization technology to stay in touch with their customers.

The My Netscape Network is built on the RDF Site Summary format (RSS). RSS is a new, open file format that enables the exchange of content summaries and e-commerce data between web sites. By joining the My Netscape Network, publishers can use RSS to create their own My Netscape channel. This channel can then be used by the publisher to deliver frequently updated content to the fast-growing My Netscape audience. Publishers interested in joining the My Netscape Network can visit http://my.netscape.com/publish for details on adding their site content to My Netscape.

Netscape Netcenter is Netscape's leading portal site that provides users with a home base on the Internet. From Netcenter, users can navigate the Internet, access a broad range of consumer and business content and services, and communicate with others online. The site includes eighteen content channels and a set of leading-edge services including the new Netscape-branded Search, Netscape Contact, Netscape SmartUpdate, Software Download, Member Directory, My Netscape personalization service, and WebMail.

Netscape Communications Corporation is a leading provider of software and services for businesses that want to transform the way they create and keep customers in the emerging Net Economy. The company offers a full line of enterprise software solutions, professional services, and a leading Internet portal to help companies build, buy, or outsource Internet applications that drive revenue growth, build customer loyalty, and create new levels of business efficiency. Traded on NASDAQ under the symbol NSCP, Netscape Communications Corporation is based in Mountain View, California.

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