Yahoo is now recycling handles

Jay Ashworth jra at
Fri Sep 6 03:55:16 UTC 2013

"Repeated attempts".

Wonder how many.

- jr 'betting on three' a

Warren Bailey <wbailey at> wrote:
>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.. ;)
>Sent from my Mobile Device.
>-------- 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,
>>I decided to test their "email wishlist" feature. Repeated attempts
>>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.
>Sent from my Android phone with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.

Sent from my Android phone with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.

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