The following email came in today, suggesting that I accept gibberish and confused references to myself as a clear and memorable tag people can use to find me on Google G+.
Hello John Nash,We were not able to approve your request for this custom URL:google.com/+kubulaiThese preapproved URLs are still available for your profile:
google.com/+JohnKubulaiNashClick the Get URL button below to get started.
The Google+ Team
Sorry bud: Kubulai is my on-line personna. It was a concession on my part to allow a gmail address firstname.lastname@example.org instead of the proper email@example.com. The non-memorable bastardized “names” you suggested are not what I use to identify myself on the web: it’s better for me to use the clearly non-memorable numbers and work from links so people don’t get confused.Take it or leave it. CYA.