Renewing .Mac after expiring, keeping username

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by tech4all, Jun 17, 2005.

  1. tech4all macrumors 68040

    tech4all

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    When your .Mac subscription expires and you don't renew it, can you buy it again at a later date and still get the same username (provided nobody takes it), or does that username become off limits for a certain period of time?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. blackpeter macrumors 6502a

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    I think your will still be connected to your name/info as long as someone else doesn't take it. So if you have a good name, it's best to not let your subscription lapse.
     
  3. tech4all thread starter macrumors 68040

    tech4all

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    Thank you. My .Mac expired in a few days, so I just wanted to be sure if I didn't renew before that deadline, if I still had access to my same username for as long as no one else takes it.
     
  4. Freg3000 macrumors 68000

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    I definetly know there is some 30 day protection for something, but that is probably for trial accounts, allowing you to use your account name after you've had some time to think.

    You're good since it's only been a few days. :)
     
  5. tech4all thread starter macrumors 68040

    tech4all

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    Thanks.

    Actually that should have said "expires", not "expired" (I need sleep :D). In expires in a few days so I still have time.
     
  6. Steve.s macrumors newbie

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    You can keep the name as long as you use it as your aim/ichat login.

    My .mac expired months ago but I have kept the name.
     

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