Yahoo on Monday officially opened a request site for inactive usernames, so people can start claiming any IDs that have been inactive for more than a year.
The company said last month that it was doing some more cleaning on its site by closing inactive accounts. In order to save IDs from extinction, users simply had to log in before Monday.
To request a name, users need to submit their top five choices to a wishlist page. Yahoo will let you know in mid-August which ID is available and will send you a link so you can claim the ID. … Read more