Microsoft Officially Opens @live.com Email Registration

Microsoft has officially opened the much anticipated and well overdue registration for the new @live.com email addresses. This minor update along with the rest of wave 2 of Microsoft's Windows Live Suite allows users to now fully take advantage of Windows Live. Microsoft should have opened registration to the @live.com acronym when the company first started Windows Live, but nonetheless this is a welcome change. The company now gives users a change and the ability to get away from the old "Hotmail" acronym and finally puts their email service in-line with the rest of the Windows Live Suite.

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#36 Posted by mprost on 08 Nov 2007 - 07:54
go here and hit the "Get it" button, works for me

FYI: This works. The original story link should be changed.

I think that's exactly what it is bobbba. I followed mprost's link and it gave me @live.ca which worked fine, no code 31 error.

had a friend with RDP acess to a US company site try to create a live.com for me but it did not work so I think it might just be broken...

I wonder if there's a "check client ip matches country ip range" rule...

anybody know a way round it if there is?

Funny, I can register a user @live.com.au fine, but cant register a user @ live.com. I get the error 31.

I wonder if this is related to country?

I complete all my details in the sign up page, and click on Submit I get the following error message:-

We are working to fix a temporary problem with our sign-up service.
Please try again.
Error code: 31

Error code:31:0x00000000::Wed, 7 Nov 2007 18:51:38 UTC

Anyone else having problems????

i've got: waited@live.com

faisal_islam@live.com
faria_islam@live.com
joyeeta@live.com
m-o-u@live.com
keton@live.com
asif_mahmud@live.com
polapain@live.com
durniti@live.com
anik@live.com
oronno@live.com
faisal@live.ca
kobita@live.com
awaited@live.com
mou@windowslive.com
waited@windowslive.com
f-a-i-s-a-l@windowslive.com
faisal@live.be

Faisal Islam said,
i've got: waited@live.com

faisal_islam@live.com
faria_islam@live.com
joyeeta@live.com
m-o-u@live.com
keton@live.com
asif_mahmud@live.com
polapain@live.com
durniti@live.com
anik@live.com
oronno@live.com
faisal@live.ca
kobita@live.com
awaited@live.com
mou@windowslive.com
waited@windowslive.com
f-a-i-s-a-l@windowslive.com
faisal@live.be

Congratulations... now you're going to sell them? You're smart.

LMAO

billgates@live.com
yahoo@live.com
gmail@live.com
amazon@live.com
ebay@live.com
f*ck@live.com (* replaced with u)

"The Windows Live ID contains a word or phrase that is not allowed. Please try again."

We are working to fix a temporary problem with our sign-up service.
Please try again. .....maybe i don't want to :|

Windows Live is butt ugly and plain. They take no pride and put no passion in the cosmetic side of web design which is exactly why this brand will not be a phenomenon.

Swordnyx said,
Obviously you've never used Gmail.

I use Gmail myself, mainly because I don't care if my e-mail looks pretty. Google's whole thing is the minimalist approach, which has its appeal to the neo-tech geek/slacker whatever types. As the biggest software company in the world, I expect way better than the same generic graphical theme we always see. Forgetful names (Live This, Live That) don't help either. I prefer AOL's set of services. They look nice as well as their ability to perform.

Too bad for most of you. ;)

Will
**@live.com Change

Registered since: November 10, 2006

Country/Region: United States

Im from nz and seems the only option is @windowslive.net, and its ulgy as! Who would want that for a email, tho ive figured if you change the URL from:

https://signup.live.com/newuser.aspx?mkt=en...rs=04&lic=1
to
https://signup.live.com/newuser.aspx?mkt=en...rs=04&lic=1

it gives me the option, however i get a error when i try sign up :(

now i dont wanna sound like one of those idiots who begs for things, but if anyone in the US could registar me a @live.com email - coreyf _ at _ live.com, and send me the password, that would be awesome and i would very much apprecite it.

Thanks guys

Something funny just happened

I tried to register using FireFox and it wouldn't show me the option to register my email with live.com

I tried in IE, and it worked.

LOL!

Is Microsoft trying to discourage the use of FireFox by limiting its services to IE users? I know its not possible...but still, I can't think of any other reason that would explain this.


and oh yes, after trying to sign up i get,

We are working to fix a temporary problem with our sign-up service.
Please try again.
Error code: 31


AWESOME!

dakkaroth@live.com registered. :)

[edit] - Uh.. you jerks don't email me, k? Probably should remove this whole reply but whatever~

Dakkaroth said,
dakkaroth@live.com registered. :)

[edit] - Uh.. you jerks don't email me, k? Probably should remove this whole reply but whatever~

i'm guessing they might live up to the label you gave them

Spyder said,
Dakkaroth said,
dakkaroth@live.com registered. :)

[edit] - Uh.. you jerks don't email me, k? Probably should remove this whole reply but whatever~

i'm guessing they might live up to the label you gave them

Good thing I was kidding.

Check this link and know how ppl got into Live Ids almost a year back !!!


http://www.<< warez >>/Register-live-com-passport-New--7675/


After a year its open now for all, but already in use by many !!!

thanks for the tips!...but my reg doesn't success...

Although i can get to the reg page with @live.com displayed correctly, I got the Error code:31:0x00000000r...is this my problem or live.com itself?

the error was: ------------------------------------

We are working to fix a temporary problem with our sign-up service.
Please try again.

Error code: 31

here's a tip that works! and i say that cuz it's what i did.

1. open a brand new browser session and go to windowslive.com
2. there should be a text link with a little icon (above the 3 boxes of options) to create a new Windows Live ID.
3. click it, and the new page (after a bounce or two) should bring you to a brand spankin' new sign-up page with "live.com" as one of the options.

enjoy

It's only offering me @hotmail.com


Hmmmm... I tried reloading the page over and over, and it listed @live.com again.

I wonder if its letting only so many in at a time.

Anyway, I couldn't get the names I tried.

I just got my firstname@live.com, thanks for the tip I like the new live website too, very clean and nice features at one place.

Hi ppl,

I have been using Live email, imean @live.com from Jan 2007 when someone put a small hack to make yourself register in Live. Its just like New Hotmail. Although with plethora of new services like Google, Microsoft going to offer through Live (I mean Live Concept) still it is far behind compared to Google or others.

No matter it has got a new look and some new features, but beleive me still gmail and yahoomail are much better than Live.

philomath said,
Hi ppl,

I have been using Live email, imean @live.com from Jan 2007 when someone put a small hack to make yourself register in Live. Its just like New Hotmail.


+1
philomath said,
No matter it has got a new look and some new features, but beleive me still gmail and yahoomail are much better than Live.

uhm.. yes, +1

Is Live.com totally different from Hotmail.com?

I checked if my hotmail nickname was available, it is... When netscape mail (i know "who use that?", just bear with me) changed to AOL Mail i kept my old address "myusername@netscape.net" and also had "myusername@aol.com" in the same inbox.

Maybe I'm looking in the wrong option, but seems to me this isn't the case with Live.com

no people need to manually get a new account (or initilise a swap which I thinks possible). Hotmail will remain an active account type. The reason is likely to allow people to actually get accounts that dont contain large strings of numbers and the like which is all but impossible with hotmail nowdays.

Looks like Live is down for now. I was just registering a new @live.com e-mail address and as I completed the signup process the next page said the service is currently down to fix some issues.