Right, but Sony have already said on their semi-official ThreeSpeech.com blog that Europeans will be allowed to register their PSN IDs from today, so that means they should be allowing the accounts to exist for a bare minimum of 4 months, or more if the Euro launch is pushed back again.
Jowy Blight wrote: If you do not plan to get a ps3 by the end of 2006 you may want to not register now and just keep your name a secret and hope it doesn't get taken because: If your PLAYSTATION®Network account is not bound to a user account on your PLAYSTATION®3 system within a certain amount of time as determined by SCEA, then SCEA may have cancelled your PLAYSTATION®Network account. Please create another PLAYSTATION®Network account. The name that you initially selected for your PLAYSTATION®Network account may not be available to you. ( manual FAQ) How much time SCEA will allow who knows.