my friends and family back home often ask why they have a @googlemail address instead of @gmail.com. Today, Iím happy to announce that is no longer the case: Google Mail is becoming Gmail in Germany.
All new accounts will receive an @gmail.com address and if you have an existing @googlemail.com address, you'll soon be able to switch to @gmail.com. Once you make the change, you will still receive mail sent to your @googlemail.com address and all of your emails, contacts, and account settings will stay exactly the same. Plus, you can switch back at any time if you change your mind.