Yahoo is now recycling handles

Warren Bailey wbailey at
Fri Sep 6 01:10:04 UTC 2013

Makes you wonder why the charges are in triplicate? An authorization  takes place once to validate the card certainly, but once the validation is done yahoo should mark the card as good and allow you to party as previous scheduled. This isn't shocking.. Considering almost anything to do with Yahoo! turns into an epic cluster product and service wise. I'm still curious as to how they are actually going to generate money.. Probably a little less curious than they are I'd imagine.. ;)

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-------- Original message --------
From: Jay Ashworth <jra at>
Date: 09/05/2013 5:27 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: Royce Williams <royce at>,"nanog at list" <nanog at>
Subject: Re: Yahoo is now recycling handles

They're just validating a credit card number; that was an authorization which won't be settled, almost certainly.

Royce Williams <royce at> wrote:
>On Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 9:28 AM, Kee Hinckley <nazgul at>
>> On Sep 4, 2013, at 9:47 PM, Leo Bicknell <bicknell at> wrote:
>>> I've got to apologize publicly to Yahoo! here as part of my issue
>was my own stupidity.  It appears in the past I've had multiple Yahoo!
>ID's and I was
>> I, on the other hand, need someone from Yahoo! to contact me, because
>I decided to test their "email wishlist" feature. Repeated attempts got
>me nothing but a message saying that my credit card information was
>incorrect. But when I checked my bill this morning, I have three fifty
>cent charges against my account (one for each time I revalidated my
>email address while attempting to use their form). There's no contact
>page on, despite the fact that it's an
>ecommerce page that takes credit cards, and there's no apparent way to
>contact a human from the main yahoo page. I can always ask my credit
>card company to refuse the charges, but if Yahoo! is charging credit
>cards and not providing services, I think someone there needs to know
>there's a problem. Never mind taking credit card numbers and providing
>no customer support.
>And it's not an isolated incident -- the exact same thing happened to
>me last night as well.

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