Gmail Becomes Google Mail In Germany

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A naming rights issue has forced Google to change the name of their German email service. Because another party owns the rights to “G-Mail,” Google will now call the German service “Google Mail”.

As reported by heise online (the article is written in German), and according to Google Blogoscoped, the rights to G-Mail’s name reside with German citizen Daniel Giersch, who apparently has no plans to release the naming rights to Google.

Google emails originating from Germany will still possess the @gmail.com extenstion due to the fact that Google was only obligated to use an alternative name for the email service.

Chris Richardson is a search engine writer and editor for WebProNews. Visit WebProNews for the latest search news.

Gmail Becomes Google Mail In Germany
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    Either that guy is making a lot of money or he is just plain nuts! Google must of offered him a nice chunk of change for the name.

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