We have added the University of Malaya to the list of domains from which people can automatically qualify for a free Academic Account: anyone signing up for Kerika+Google with a um.edu.my email — students, teachers and administrators — can automatically qualify to have up to 10 Team Members working on boards owned by their account.
We have added @Open Window in South Africa to the list of schools we support with free Kerika Accounts. Sign up with an openwindow.co.za email and you will automatically qualify.
We occasionally get requests from Gmail users for a free Academic/Nonprofit Account; we often have to turn down these requests.
With a free account from Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, etc., it is impossible for Kerika’s staff to confirm that a user is truly from a qualifying organization.
As a result, these requests don’t get quick approvals, which is available for people signing up with an email address that clearly points to a nonprofit or academic account.
We can make exceptions in particular situations where we are sure a Gmail user is using Kerika solely for a nonprofit purpose, but this is rare.
If you are working at a nonprofit or university, please sign up with your official email address.