Interesting - I do wonder why this in particular would be blocked.
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"Try_to_make_yours_unique" <Trytomakeyoursunique@newsgroup> wrote in message
> Thanks N.miller for the reply and taking the time to try for yourself.I've
> been on here for hours trying to make sure.But i've just learned they DO in
> fact RESTRICT the use of the word "American". 1. Go to the Windows Live ID
> homepage. 2. click "sign up". 3. select "No, sign me up for a free MSN
> Hotmail e-mail address". Then type the word "American" and click "check
> availability".Sadly you'll get this message "The e-mail address contains a
> word or phrase that is not allowed. Please type another e-mail address". At
> this point i'm just bringing it to everyones attention.Ill save the rest for
> my Blog.. Thanks N.miller and to all who care...
> "N. Miller" wrote:
>> On Wed, 23 Dec 2009 13:46:01 -0800, Try_to_make_yours_unique wrote:
>> > I was trying to create a new Windows Live ID today,but it kept rejecting the
>> > ID that i wanted.So i added a few random characters at the end hoping that
>> > would do it.But it wasn't until i removed the letter "N" off of "American"
>> > that it was accepted.I also emailed the ID to see if it was taken only to get
>> > an email failure.The name i choose started with the word American.I tried
>> > different variations that i'm 100% sure that NO ONE else could possible
>> > have.If you think i'm mistake,try for yourself.Create a new user profile
>> > @live or@newsgroup,then try and use the word American within the ID.After your
>> > rejected,a help window will pop up trying to assist you with ideas,this help
>> > window will not help you find any variation of the words "America" or
>> > "American".Does this bother anyone else?Whats the Deal Microsoft???
>> Eh? I just created a Windows Live ID with the word, "american" in it. Just
>> awaiting the emailed instructions to set things up. Granted, it is not a
>> Hotmail account, though; I set it up using a disposable Yahoo! email
>> address. But it has a distinct string component which is, "american".
>> I supposed it could be a limitation on a Hotmail account, as contrasted with
>> a Windows Live ID.
>> ~Oh Lord, why have you come
>> ~To Konnyu, with the Lion and the Drum