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Netcenter Hits Seven Million Member Mark

The summer doldrums didn't appear to affect Netscape Communications Corp. this year as it announced today that its Netcenter registration surpassed seven million members.

In the last month alone, the company reported more than 750,000 new members, representing a 93% increase in registration since the new site launched this past July.

Netscape also reported a surge in downloads of its Communicator and Navigator products. Since July, the firm estimated that more than 12.4 million copies of the client software have been downloaded from Netcenter and licensed mirror sites, totaling more than 26 million downloads in all.

"The strong demand for Netscape Netcenter services and client software clearly demonstrates Netscape's success in delivering consumers the best combination of exciting content, services and tools on the Web," said Mike Homer, executive vice president and general manager of Netscape's Netcenter Division.

Homer attributed the recent activity to its new channel content, Web-based e-mail, and new products including SmartUpdate, a personalized notification service, Communicator 4.06 and the preview of Communicator 4.5.