MyeAddress: AOL might allow users to use their own domain-based email for their services
Time Warnerâ€™s internet division AOL is testing a new program under which they would allow their members to customize their AOL Mail address by using a domain name of their choice.
Currently, they are forced to use @AOL.com for these services. This service is currently under beta testing and is called MyeAddress. Users can find more information and signup for it at their website.
This would probably be provided to the paying customers for their online services to make it more lucrative to potential users.
The company is suffering a falling user base as they move to alternative ISPs and other web services provided by companies like Google and Yahoo!
Interestingly, moving to your own domain based email id will not affect the memberâ€™s AOL Mail account. The passwords and mail content would remain same. And the mails sent to both the old and new mail ids would be collected in that inbox.
The company however warns that MyeAddress accounts will be canceled at the test programâ€™s end. And interested users should choose a domain name theyâ€™re not interested in using after the program closes.
Participation in this beta program is currently free but after the beta period, a small fee would be charged for this service.