Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) officially launched the wish list page where internet users can submit their request for top five choices for usernames on Monday.


Last month, the tech giant announced that it is implementing big changes on the different Yahoo products including Flickr, Homepage, Weather, Search, and Mail. One of these changes include resetting Yahoo IDs that have been inactive for 12 months and making them available for registration to new users.

Yahoo Users

According to Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO), users whose account were inactive for at least a year, but are still interested in keeping their Yahoo IDs must login to their accounts before July 15, yesterday. For those people who failed to login, their inactive accounts are now required to submit their username choices on the wish list page.

Dylan Casey, senior director of platforms at Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) said users will receive an e-mail from the tech giant informing them of the availability of any of the user names they submitted on the wish list page. The company will provide a link for users to claim the user name within 48 hours.

Casey emphasized that users can use their Yahoo ID to login to all its services everyday and the company want to know the real owners of the username. In addition, Casey pointed out that Yahoo is seriously committed in maintaining the safety and privacy of its users.

Furthermore, Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) said that it is working with e-commerce and social networking sites in identifying the new owners of a particular user name.

Facebook to be used as validation for Yahoo!

The tech giant requires e-commerce sites and social networking giant such as Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) to ask for a new type of validation, the “Require-Recipient-Valid-Since” when sending a specific email to a Yahoo user to ensure that the recycled usernames are secure for new owners.

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) explained that Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is required to add the Require-Recipient-Valid-Since header when its user with a Yahoo email account submits a request to reset his or her password.  According to Yahoo, the Require-Recipient-Valid-Since header signifies that it needs to check the age before delivering the mail.

According to Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO), if the last confirmed date specified by the social network giant in the Require-Recipient-Valid-Since header is before the date of the new Yahoo! username ownership, it will not deliver the e-mail, and will bounce back to Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), which will be responsible in contacting the user regarding the issue.