This is not quite as stupid as it might sound given that I am accustomed to always responding to registrations with my Pobox forwarding alias rather than my direct ISP address, which has always worked fine for me before but for some reason seemed to be unacceptable to Outpost Gallifrey. But still, you'd think I would have clued in before this...!
Oh, and since there seems to be some confusion on the matter after my last post, IT'S A BOY. Not a girl, nor, alas (to my children's considerable disappointment) a baby dragon. :)