Sadly there is no passage to the registration New World for Yahoo or Verizon customers, but the feeling of being trapped should feel familiar to both.
WANTING TO LEAVE YAHOO
Verizon, Yahoo, Domain Indentured Servitude | A website client wants to migrate a 10-year-old Yahoo hosting website to another hosting company. She gave me the login information to her shiny new Yahoo customer dashboard. After logging in, I found that the admin. It looked like Windows 3.1 and was a closed hosting eco-system similar to Wix, Webby, or Square Space, having tightly controlled website hosting that limits customization.
TRYING TO POINT DOMAIN NAME
Verizon, Yahoo, Domain Indentured Servitude | Not to worry! All we need to do is point her quality domain name to a new customer-centric hosting platform where she would have complete control. After all, her two most important digital assets were her ‘Domain name’ and her ‘Yahoo email address.’ The website can redesign your website on a new hosting platform, so a departure from Yahoo was no big deal. Right?
YIKES. Guess what. Move your Yahoo domain name to another provider, lose the ability to send-receive an email in your Yahoo account. Furthermore. Yahoo DOES NOT allow you to modify any part of your DNS (Domain name services) records.
Say what? If you are like the millions of other loyal Yahoo email account holders, this can be unpleasant. To borrow a phrase from the old Verizon advertising campaign; ‘Can you hear me now?’
FIND YOURSELF IN A SIMILAR SITUATION?
If you find yourself in a similar situation, we suggest the following steps. Get yourself an email hosting plan that you control and include it in your email signature that you send to friends and customers. For example: ‘Please make a note of our new email here. email@example.com’. Then next, log in to your Yahoo email account and set up a forward to your new email address.
NOTE: If you have any online listings that contain your Yahoo email, then change these email links as well.
FIND A REPUTABLE HOSTING COMPANY
Obtain a domain name similar to your Yahoo registered/ hosted domain name. Next, create your new website under this temporary domain name. For example, let’s say your Yahoo registered domain name is ‘Best Widgets.com.’ Then register a new domain as BestWidgets.net or (.us .biz .info .us and so on…)
Secondly, wait until your new site is live under the temporary domain name for 30 days or more. Then submit a domain transfer request to remove your domain name from the Yahoo death grip. Finally, to a new domain registrar such as Go Daddy or another reputable company.
Do not forget to forward any vital email you want to keep from the Yahoo email to your new email provider. Once you have transferred your domain name, you will no longer have your Yahoo email account.
Also see: Warning Signs At Yahoo
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