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'Popular' user names

Peter [PersonRank 0]

Tuesday, November 23, 2004
19 years ago

Do Google have any plans to stop people from signing up for the really popular addresses (eg. sex[put at-character here] etc.) and then selling them for large sums of money? Have they reserved these accounts?

(Sorry did i already post this somewhere else? If i have done it twice, sorry)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

19 years ago #

I'm sure "sex" was just an example you chose, because it could never be taken – Gmail names must be from 6-30 characters. Still I believe they reserved a list of very popular names. I'm not sure but I was one of the first few thousands (I believe) and "Philipp" was taken from my day 1.

Do you have specific Gmail names in mind? Did you see this on ebay?

Unknow [PersonRank 0]

18 years ago #

That is so like guys to mention the word sex.

Adam [PersonRank 0]

18 years ago #

Yeah well if you dont like sex (which is natural) just go to a diffrent planet

Magog H [PersonRank 0]

18 years ago #

Good comeback there Adam... "diffrent" planet? *rollseyes*

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