How To Get A gmail.com Email Address in the UK

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Several years back Google had to stop people from the UK registering an email address @gmail.com 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 @gmail.com rather than @googlemail.com, which it should be. However people clicking the signup link from within Gmail will have to register an @googlemail.com address. I’m not complaining!

UPDATE (19 Dec 2009): This article is extremely out of date but you can still claim an @gmail.com address by going to www.gmail.com and clicking sign up via a proxy such as www.hidemyass.com.