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How do you register a username of email when your full name have been registered?

Hello, everybody.

I want to register a username of gamil or hotmail to contact with universities. But I found that my name had been registered. I want to add a suffix "chn" which can represent my nationality. I do not know whether, xxxxxxchn@... or xxx.xxx_chn@... is better. I do know many westerners have the same names, How do you register a username of emai in this situation?

I am looking forward to your advice. Thank you.

Dec 28, 2014 12:25 PM
Comments · 7

It is possible that if you use a dot (for example), maybe someone else has already taken that username.


Your choice, really. A dot, dash or underscore is fine. Usually, we add a number after the name - no punctuation.

January 11, 2015

Also could be an option, since .cn is the first level domain for China.

January 11, 2015

use an underscore '_' to postfix location or year of birth

January 11, 2015

@Peachey, thank you for your advice. I just want to my email name easy to link with me and not confusing. I feel that when I use it in the western society, I would better follow their habits.

January 11, 2015

Yes, because i want to use it for work, it would be better if it is formal.

January 11, 2015
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