Unable to use my @iCloud.com email as Apple ID

TrueChili

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Oct 31, 2012
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Hello,

I'm trying to use my @icloud.com email for my Apple ID, working on phasing my outdated hotmail account out. However, when I try to do this it tells me I can't use an Apple related domain (or something to that effect) when changing my Apple ID. Anyone else have this problem, or a solution to it? Or even a speculation as to why? You'd think they encourage using their email, especially for their own service.