I'd have to jump through some hoops to prove it but if anyone doesn't yet have a gmail account, a simple test would be to try 89googlebeg34xy or something like that. eg, something with google but nonsensical.mostlikely they are are restricting any username with google in it.
I'm sure you can't have usernames with swearwords, either.
Yup. I was wrong. I actually did try again later that day with ridiculous user names with the word google hidden in them somewhere. They all failed.Nope, not taken:
This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification
Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:
Technical details of permanent failure:
PERM_FAILURE: Google tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the recipient domain. We recommend contacting the other email provider for further information about the cause of this error. The error that the other server returned was: 550 550-5.1.1 The email account that you tried to reach does not exist. Please
550-5.1.1 try double-checking the recipient's email address for typos
550-5.1.1 or unnecessary spaces. Learn more at
550 5.1.1 Help Center - 'This Gmail user does not exist...' 9si2024074agc.4 (state 14).
That's highly possible. Though it's easier to get when you read the email address quickly than to see it separated into a user name separately.Sounds more like you're begging google than the clever address you'd hoped... I don't think many would get the joke.