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msn.com appears to be a desirable domain name for email addresses. Unfortunately it's not that easy to get an msn.com email address.
How do I get an email address that ends in "@msn.com"? All I see are options for "@hotmail.com" when I go to MSN to create a free email account.
This question, which I actually get surprisingly often, puzzles me. I scratch my head in wonder each time I get it.
My question to everyone who keeps asking is this: Why? What's the big deal about an msn.com email address?
MSN Hotmail is MSN's free email service. So if you want to sign up for a free email account with MSN, then MSN Hotmail is the service you use, and your email address will be firstname.lastname@example.org. That's the way the free service works.
I believe that the msn.com domain is used if you sign up for MSN Premium. The catch? It's not free. While you are getting some additional services as well, the fact is you'll incur a monthly charge.
Now, occasionally ISPs may offer MSN Premium as part of their package, but again, it's part of what you're paying to get your internet connectivity.
I know of no way to get an "msn.com" email address for
free. (See Update below.)
Now, my question to you...
Why do you care?
I get this question often enough that I'm convinced I must be missing something. Is there some kind of status or prestige associated with msn.com? Is there something else you can do with an msn.com email address that you can't with hotmail.com?
Honestly, I just don't get it.
Maybe someone will educate me.
Update: Reader GT provided this link: https://accountservices.passport.net/reg.srf?ns=msn.com&sl=1&lc=1033 which does indeed appear to allow anyone to create an @msn.com address.
But I'm still unclear as to why that's so important to some people.
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