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@gmail.com replaces @googlemail.com in the UK

united_notions (916092) writes | more than 4 years ago

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united_notions (916092) writes "Slashdot has previously reported the legal challenges over the Gmail brand in Europe. Today, the BBC reports that UK users can now finally register @gmail.com addresses — and existing @googlemail.com users can switch to @gmail.com too! Here's Google's page on it."

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But Google owns gmail.co.uk (1)

tuxish (1022783) | more than 4 years ago | (#32140806)

According to the whois information, Google owns gmail.co.uk. So why can't we use that in the UK as opposed to the .com domain?

Re:But Google owns gmail.co.uk (1)

History's Coming To (1059484) | more than 4 years ago | (#32143034)

I've been using "@gmail" since it started. I'm in the UK...you couldn't specifically sign up for a @gmail account, just a @googlemail account, but either domain has always worked regardless. Also, you can put the dots wherever you want on the username..if you have john.smith@gmail then you also have:

john.smith
jonn.s.mith
j.o.hnsm.i.t.h

etc etc....they all alias to the same account.

Re:But Google owns gmail.co.uk (1)

tuxish (1022783) | more than 4 years ago | (#32145398)

Little off-topic, but if that dot thing is true, that'd be great for anti-spam measures. If you're giving your email address in a situation where you think it'll be misused, just move the dots about and setup a filter to delete anything sent to that address.
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