A trademark dispute has meant that in the UK GMail is now to be called Googlemail. All new UK-based accounts will be @googlemail.com. But if you’re from anywhere else in the world, your new account will still be @gmail.com. Existing @gmail.com users in the UK will still retain that address, but Google admit they’re not sure if it will always stay that way. Result? Confusion, uncertainty, etc..
It seems Google have dropped the ball yet again; rather than realise from the start that a good chunk of their userbase is outside America (the same thing has also happened in Germany) and hire a half-decent trademark lawyer who would have looked around for other products of the same name the world over, they hurriedly plumped for the more generic name of “Gmail” and now have all manner of court cases and disputes on their hands. Careless.