(The Hosting News) – Ever wanted a username that wasn’t available? Perhaps you still went with it, except you added some numbers at the end.
Well, tech giant Yahoo! is now giving users the chance to get their dream usernames without having to make the dreaded number alterations.
With a program called “Wish List,” the company is allowing this by deleting inactive user accounts that haven’t been logged into for over a year – making numerous ones that we’re previously taken available.
“To get the Yahoo! username you’ve always wanted, we’ve set up a page where you can request your top five choices. If your first choice isn’t available, we’ll try one of your backups,” commented the company via a blog post.
Yahoo!, meanwhile, plans to inform users whether or not their names are available sometime in mid-August. Through a link, users will be able to claim the newly available usernames.
The program was initially announced in June. Those inactive users wishing to keep their names were given until yesterday to reclaim them by logging into any Yahoo! service. Late last year, Yahoo! notably revamped its mail service.