Gmail Squatting

By Deane Barker on July 2, 2004

Google bans Gmail swaps and sales: Domain squatting is so 2001. The new trend, it appears, is Gmail account squatting. If you managed to get a good Gmail name, there’s apparently a black market for selling them.

Google changed its Gmail membership policy this week to prevent people from profiting on the sale of popular e-mail names.

The changes are designed to deter people from creating multiple e-mail accounts with the purpose of reselling or trading…



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