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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Expedia no longer supports Passport/Windows Live id

I've searched blogs and looked on techmeme.com, but I can't find any reference to this. I got an email today from Expedia saying they no longer support .Net Passport aka Windows Live id.


When you click on the "Why?" link you get this. Which isn't really a satisfying explanation.
As we work to continuously improve the service we provide you, it's sometimes necessary to make changes. Unfortunately, recent upgrades required we end our support of Passport/Windows Live ID service.

3 comments:

Dave said...

I saw that too - I almost thought it was a phishing scheme, but it was legit. Shame, the Windows Live integration was one main reason I chose Expedia over other travel sites, since I HATE having multiple logons...

Dave said...

It is a phishing email. How do I know? I received a similar email, supposedly from expedia.ca, claiming the same thing and offering a link for me to log in with my hotmail address and password.
However, I don't have an account with expedia.ca under my hotmail address.

Check the from address and any of the links in the email for domain names like expediamail.com or expediamail.net (possibly expediamail.co.uk). None of those domains belong to Expedia.

Anonymous said...

I also thought it was some kind of scam, so I went to www.expedia.ca (by typing the address, not clicking on any links!), the same warning came up when trying to log in.

A whois search reveals that expediamail.com and expedia.com were registered by the same entity ("CSC CORPORATE DOMAINS, INC"), which is reassuring. CIRA (the Canadian whois) says that the registrar is "CSC Corporate Domains (Canada) Company".

Seems legit.