The error message pointed me to an article on the GoogleEarth web site that suggested it was my firewall. It wasn't as I use ZoneAlarm and ZA asked me directly if I wanted to allow GE access to the internet which I clicked Yes.
I tried again a day later and got through. So it is more likely their servers, unless you are also using a firewall and it is blocking access.
PS, I've just tried it, (UK, GMT 20:27 +1) and it's working ok.
Hi, I have read the reviews and user comments on Google Earth and it looks awesome! However, I downloaded it and cannot get the account acitivation login to work despite trying for several straight days many times. On their website, they site the error code I am getting as being common and them having a hard time handling the traffic of new users. I want it! It is driving me crazy though to keep seeing Google Earth day after day being a highlighted CNet article, when day after day I cannot get the program to allow me in. Very disappointing and frustrating. Thanks for listening!