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"ID is not yet taken" error when signing in

If you received a notice when signing in that the ID is not yet taken, this error is often temporary and you should be able to access your account shortly.

Here are a few things to try:

  • Look for a space that may have been inadvertently added before or after your Yahoo ID.
  • Please attempt to sign in from the following Yahoo locations:
  • Clearing your browser's cookies may also resolve this issue.  
  • Sign in to each of these links from a different browser or computer, to help eliminate the possibility of an issue with your computer's configuration settings.