Monthly Archives: February 2007

How To Get A Email Address in the UK

Several years back Google had to stop people from the UK registering an email address because the word “gmail” was trademarked to another company. Now Google has made signing up to Gmail public rather than invitation based they’ve decided to put a link on the UK Google Homepage. The only problem is when you start clicking through you can register an email address rather than, which it should be. However people clicking the signup link from within Gmail will have to register an address. I’m not complaining!

UPDATE (19 Dec 2009): This article is extremely out of date but you can still claim an address by going to and clicking sign up via a proxy such as