My.live.com to be discontinued on March 15th

We’ve had numerous questions posed to us over the last few months about the status and future of My.live.com, the personal home page that started out as an Atlas framework (now ASP.net Ajax) project managed by Sanaz Ahari and the late Steve Rider.  Well now, according to a note we received today from a reader, the long and storied history of Start.com is coming to an end:

Thank you for using My.live.com. On March 15, 2010, My.live.com will be discontinued and all users redirected to My MSN. Please note that your settings, feeds and gadgets will not be migrated to MyMSN. To make MyMSN your homepage today, click here.

Sure enough, when we signed in to our (little used) page, we found the same thing:

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Live.com was redirecting to Bing.com, but for the past week or so, it too has had a new message:

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Windows Live has plans for the Live.com domain, but for now we’ll just have to wait and see what they are.  Sorry for those of you still using my.live.com (we know you’re out there because we get a fair number of hits from it) but the end is near.