Dead domains: yahoo.cn and yahoo.com.cn

Yahoo announced a shutdown of Yahoo Mail in China (yahoo.com.cn and yahoo.cn) to take place back in 2015. In 2019, the domains seemed to be resurrected, but they’ve since gone dead again, as the MX records for each domain point at nothing.

And since Yahoo just announced that they are fully pulling out of China, you can consider that the final answer. That, as they say, is that.

I'm guessing that the resurrection I stumbled across in 2019 might have had something to do with the transition of Yahoo Mail's Chinese users to Alibaba? But I don't have an easy way to confirm it, and at at this point, it doesn't really matter, as there's not much a sender can do about it today. (Were the Yahoo domains ever that big in China, anyway? I was always more concerned with delivery to qq.com, 163.com, 126.com, and a handful of others. Yahoo was never on my top domain list for China.)

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