web pages that may have come under association with the offensive chat rooms.
The company is also faced with a lawsuit seeking $10 million in damages that was filed by watchdog groups of internet portals on behalf of the parents and a 12-year-old victim of molestation.
The feature has effectively been phased out over recent years, with users losing the ability to create new rooms.
Pingbox is a box that can be embedded on a webpage, allowing visitors to send instant messages to the page's owner. Weirdly, Yahoo said in its post that Microsoft contacts would still appear in the Yahoo Messenger contacts list, but greyed out and uncontactable.
Online chat rooms created by the company itself are still in service and use.