I recently tried to sign up for the game using my private domain email address, but it was denied on the grounds that it isn't an (firstname.lastname@example.org) type email address. I'd like to point out that simply because an email address does not have admin@ or webmaster@ in the email address does not mean that it is not an admin email address. Our domain holds 3 admins, each one using their last name as the email address so that people with questions/comments know who they are sending the email too. There are no more than 3 email addresses from this domain. Is there no other way to prevent people from using multi-accounts? It just seems to me like you're making it very difficult for new players who want to try this nice little game to actually play, seeing as how this is about the 5th or 6th time I've tried to sign up going with what I 'thought' were email addresses acceptable by your standards.
This seemed like an interesting little game, and I've been wanting to try it for a while, but it just seems to me like you are making it harder and harder for new members to get in.
I in no way mean any disrespect, I'm just a bit frustrated, I respect all the hard work you guys do. If there is no way to resolve this, I'll try something else.
The reason the private domain email is restricted to admin or webmaster is that those can't be created by normal users on most domains. If someone does own such a domain they can simply create such an account.
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It's also used to check that you actually own the domain, since usually only the owner can create email addresses. If we let anyone from a private domain join, it could just be someone who got an account from the actual owner.
I see that's fine and I understand your reasoning, but what happens in a case where the website is run by 3 individuals such as in this circumstance. All 3 of us have the same powers as administrators, even though the email addresses are not admin@ or webmaster@. We did that to avoid confusion since we have specific sections of the website that we each cater to.
I suppose it's possible I could set up a 4th email address that could read as admin@ or webmaster@ if that's whats required, It's just more of a hassle for me that way. I'll have to run it through my partners.
The admin@/webmaster@ e-mail also need only be used once, to retrieve the initial password. Once you have logged on you can change to a preferred e-mail, which can be your usual private domain address, hotmail, etc. Once you've proven who you say you are, the registration e-mail is no longer needed and you could disable it again.
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