Australia online trading sites Kogan.com introduced the "tax" the world’s first internet only valid in the browserInternet Explorer seven (IE7).
Australia online trading sites Kogan.com introduced the “tax” the world’s first internet only valid in the browser Internet Explorer 7 (IE7).
Customers who access the site via IE7 Kogan.com have to pay extra (”taxes”) when making purchases.
Ruslan Kogan Kogan.com chief executive told BBC said the policy is in force because he wanted to change the time and expense they have to spend to make their sites accessible in IE7. The extra cost of about 6.8 percent to 0.1 percent each month since its launch IE7. Each month the cost was up 0.1 percent.
Although only three percent of customers who use the old version of IE7 browser, its IT team to stay focused to customize their web pages with IE7.
“I remain consistent with the web team. We continually strive to make our website remains normal in IE7 and equivalent to the time spent to make Chrome, Safari, and Firefox.”
Kogan admitted unlikely anyone would pay that tax, but the goal is called the user to download the latest version of Internet Explorer 7 or another browser.
To the BBC, Kogan recognizes its customers happy and give praise to this effort.
“Like with your IE7 tax. I hope this will be effective,” wrote someone to Twitter Kogan.
IE7 was launched in 2006 and since then Microsoft has released updates twice. Internet Explorer will be launched in 10 new fall.