Thursday, June 19, 2008

Two new domains from Yahoo!

Even though there isn't much hype to this;it's worth mentioning that has Yahoo! has launched two new domains: and to make available millions of accounts to new users.
Yahoo!Mail, launched in 1997, has about 260 million users worldwide, so when creating a new account, people have to get very creative to hit upon an available address, often ending up with one that is convoluted and hard to remember.

"We have a lot of e-mail addresses out there, and we want to make available more attractive ones," said John Kremer, Yahoo Mail vice-president.

Thus, starting Thursday and for the first time, the service will offer addresses in two other domains besides and

If they find an address they like better, users with existing accounts in Yahoo! Mail or other webmail service will be able to migrate their messages and contacts to accounts in the new domains, he said.

Accounts in the two new domains will work in exactly the same way as addresses. Yahoo! expects to activate sign-ups globally for the two new domains at around midday Thursday.As with, people will be able to sign up for addresses with country-specific extensions of the two new domains. is a domain Yahoo! has never used, while belonged to the e-mail provider Yahoo! acquired in 1997 and re-launched later as Yahoo !Mail.

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