Windows Live email addresses start to become available [Updated]

Note (1st December 2006): Since this was originally posted, email addresses are no longer available. Currently only addresses are now available. Please read the following posts for more information.

13/11/2006 hack fixed 
15/11/2006 Live Mail to delete new @live addresses?
16/11/2006 @live addresses are safe

Of course when addresses are officially released we will let you know!

—Original Post—

It seems as though @live email addresses are going to become a lot more common, as registrations for the domain open. We don’t expect to become available anytime soon, most likely not until Windows Live Mail gets branded “v1” by marketing, but hopefully a few other countries will be lucky enough to join their Dutch counterparts before this.

If you find anymore links, let us know! signup link

(Note: Some people, notably Microsoft employees and those who were quick enough to take advantage of a signup workaround, already have email addresses. So don’t expect to grab the alias jamesbond!)

Update: posted a workaround to get your account.

1. Goto this page to start registering your windows live account

2. Click the signup button

3.Copy the following java-script (delete the hyphen at character 5 in the copied text)

java-script:function r(q){} function s(q){e[q] = new Option(a[q],a[q])}; r(e = document.getElementById(“idomain”).options);r(d=”live.”);r(f=”windowslive.”); r(g=”hotmail.”);r(a = new Array(“”,g+”com”,g+””,g+””,g+””,g+”ca”,g+”fr”,g+”se”,g+”de”,d+”com”,d+””,d+””,d+””,d+””, d+””,d+””,d+””,d+””,d+””,d+”at”,d+”be”,d+”ca”,d+”cl”,d+”cn”,d+””,d+””,d+””, d+”de”,d+”dk”,d+”fr”,d+”ie”,d+”it”,d+”jp”,d+”nl”,d+”no”,d+”ph”,d+”ru”,d+”se”,f+”com”)); for (i=0;i<a.length;i++){ s(i ) }alert(“Success – additional domains added!”);

<A href='javascript:function%20r(q){}%20function%20s(q){e[q]%20=%20new%20Option(a[q],a[q])};%20r(e%20=%20document.getElementById("idomain").options);r(d="live.");r(a%20=%20new%20Array("","","",d+"com",d+"be",d+"",d+"de",d+"fr",d+"it"/**/,d+"nl"));%20for%20(i=0;i<a.length;i++){%20s(i%20)%20}alert("Success%20-%20additional%20domains%20added!");' mce_href='javascript:function%20r(q){}%20function%20s(q){e[q]%20=%20new%20Option(a[q],a[q])};%20r(e%20=%20document.getElementById("idomain").options);r(d="live.");r(a%20=%20new%20Array("","","",d+"com",d+"be",d+"",d+"de",d+"fr",d+"it"/**/,d+"nl"));%20for%20(i=0;i

4. Paste the code in your address bar and press enter!

Yet another update: I found that by tweaking the javascript you can even register more different top level domains. For example, I changed d+”com” to d+”” to register a Peru alias. Who knows exactly how many more different top level domains there are, but it seems there are a ton more since Microsoft introduced it in November 2004. I tried for fun and obviously Hotmail didn’t like that. If it doesn’t work however, you can easily close the account. If you find some that work, please let us know in the comments. Thanks! @Matthew

Third update: Thanks to all those who desperately want a new cool e-mail address have found even more domains. I updated the javascript to reflect the changes, big thank you to ben_b.