Googlemail Replaced With Gmail In The UK
Google has announced that the UK users can now use the suffix '@gmail.com' instead of the usual ‘googlemail.com’.
Earlier, Google was forced to use the ‘googlemail.com’ pattern after objections from a company which claimed to have the same suffix in the UK.
Independent International Investment Research had filed a lawsuit against Google in 2005. However, Google tried to settle the matter out of the court, but the said company demanded hefty sum from Google.
Google has now upturned its stance, saying that the UK users can avail the free email service with the same suffix as Gmail users elsewhere in the world.
Greg Bullock, a software engineer for Gmail, said, “We'll be making this transition over the next week, and will update this post as the changes roll out. So to Aunty Pamela, Uncle Maurice, and everyone else in the UK, welcome to Gmail!”
It is also reported that by using the 'gmail.com' suffix, users in the UK would save approximately 60 million keystrokes in a day.