We have started reviewing digital assets for whether they are assignable and when they will be deactivated.
There are services that purport to pass on login information to who you designate after you die. Remember that such a transfer does not appear to be legal and may create liability to the beneficiaries of your estate if damage is done to them or information is obtained by and used by others. The best way to address this issue is to create a Digital Asset Trust and have the trust own the assets, that way there is no transfer upon your death only a change in management- the trustee.
Below is our first summary of some of the major services. A Digital Asset Trust can prevent the loss of valuable Digital Assets upon your death.
|Service||Time Before Deactivation||Assignable|
|AOL||Screen Name: 90 Days
Free Email: 30 Days
|Yahoo||Extended period of time||No|
|Hotmail||Bing Cashback: 12 months
Paid Subscription when service ends
|Gmail||Nothing in terms||No|