Getting a message ‘Account Creation Failed’ for Gmail?

Trying to create a new Gmail account and getting the error ‘Account Creation Failed’ instead of the Create account form? The issue is due to the fact that the IP address you are using (i.e. the computer’s IP address) have been used to create a lot many Gmail accounts in a that particular time frame on that day (12 and more accounts created!).

Gmail has put this limit in order to restrict and avoid the spam mail accounts creation process.

So you should shift to other machine with a different IP address (only the thing is change the IP address) and try creating your much needed Gmail account!

Sanjeev Mishra is a professional blogger and an Internet Marketing Consultant based in India. He has built the Internet Techies to provide you updates in technology and web application area.
  • I got this error message!
    I was assigned to create gmail accounts for a group I was in. That’s why I need to sign up 20 gmail accounts.

    Will this error message disappear after, say, 24hours of the time it was blocked or so? Or I can never create a new Gmail account using my computer? Is it still possible for me to sign up for a new gmail account after a few days? Will gmail remove this blocked?


  • admin

    Yes, The error message will disappear in 24 hrs time and you can create a gmail account from the same computer after that.

  • Thanks for your help. I can now sign up additional gmail accounts! This post was helpful. =)

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  • Darcie

    I know for certain that no one has tried to create a gmail account on this computer, and I’m still getting this message. Incredibly frustrating!!

  • @Darcie Yes, It is frustrating when you try to get an ID but couldn’t. Anyway, If no one has tried account creation from your machine or IP address, then might be there is some issue with the Gmail server. Try to create an account after 20 – 30 minutes.

    Wish U god luck.

  • Austin

    I got the “cannot create account” error, however, I only had one gmail account for about two years. I only use it to test HTML emails that I design, about two emails a month. I decided that it was too hard to remeber all the email account names that I have, i.e. live, yahoo, aol, so I found a username that was avaiable for all the main email services. Gmail says it was avaiable, but after I tried to sign up for it, I got the cannot create account” error. (The link I followed ‘has already been used to create an account’. So I deleted my old gamila account, still no affect, I wnet to a different computer, still no affect. Waighter 24 hours, still no affect. Any suggestions?

  • @Austin, If you tried today only then there was some issue with Gmail, try tomorrow or you may try right now. It should work properly and gmail is showing that account is available then it should create that without fail. All the best.