What's this I hear about Google has got to change it's GMail setting ? It lost a legal case and has to change from GMail.com to something else. I only heard the last few minutes of a radio program, so I dont know any further details. Anybody got any further info ???
"Holders of existing Gmail addresses in the UK will be unaffected - at least, so Google hopes. New UK users will be given @googlemail.com addresses, though new users outside the UK get to use Gmail.com."
about an "exorbitant sum" being asked for a name that (if it turns out to be the case) was already registered to someone else, but of course there's absolutely nothing wrong with the rightful owners asking any price they like. If Google doesn't like the price it is perfectly free to refuse to play ball, and sort out the mess.
If I was running a business as big as Google and paying my corporate lawyers the sizeable sums that Google will be paying I would want to know how it was that my company wasn't advised of the other company's prior right to the name - if indeed it had one.