Yahoo introduces two new e-mail address domains

The headquarters of Yahoo Inc. is shown in Sunnyvale, California May 5, 2008. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Yahoo said it introduced two new e-mail domains on Wednesday, allowing users to select new, simpler e-mail addresses ending in and

The current Web-based e-mail service has more than 260 million users worldwide, so many new users must adopt elaborate addresses because simpler ones are unavailable.

E-mail accounts on or will have the same features available with addresses including unlimited storage, being able to instant message from within their e-mail inbox and spam and virus protection.

“People want an e-mail address that reflects who they are, whether they are signing up for an e-mail address for the first time, or simply updating their e-mail pseudonym to reflect the stage they are at in life,” Yahoo Vice President John Kremer said in a statement.

Reporting by Daisuke Wakabayashi; Editing by Braden Reddall