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  • According to the whois information, Google owns So why can't we use that in the UK as opposed to the .com domain?
    • I've been using "@gmail" since it started. I'm in the 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:


      etc etc....they all alias to the same account.
      • by tuxish (1022783)
        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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