Live.com e-mail addresses up for grabs

News.com's Ina Fried just grabbed two of her favorites. Who do you want to be @live.com?

The wait for Microsoft's Live.com e-mail addresses is over.

Microsoft is now taking sign-ups (or at least it was a few minutes ago) at get.live.com. The company released the final version of Windows Live Hotmail a little while back, but has held off on releasing the Live.com domain for a while, though some folks did manage to snag a few addresses before now.

What worked for me was going to that Web site (make sure you are logged out of Windows Live), clicking Hotmail, and then signing up. Some people in the newsroom have reported getting an error message when trying to sign up the way I did; Microsoft says on the site that it is "working to fix a temporary problem with our sign-up service."

I just grabbed BeyondBinary and InaFried, but I'm sure all my readers are far more creative. Drop me a note at one of my new addresses and let me know what clever things you snagged.

About the author

    During her years at CNET News, Ina Fried has changed beats several times, changed genders once, and covered both of the Pirates of Silicon Valley. These days, most of her attention is focused on Microsoft. E-mail Ina.

     

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