Live. hole patched, according to Bink has the news that the land grab for Live addresses is apparently over for a time:

“Microsoft have patched a loophole in the Windows Live Signup program that allowed users to register any iteration of live.<countrytld>, e.g., etc. Now only is allowed as this is the only country where Windows Live Mail is currently available.
Congratulations to those who managed to secure their early-bird [email protected] address, comiserations to those who missed out… you’ll have to wait for the world-wide launch of Windows Live Mail!”

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