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I have some chrome extenssions to publish, but when I log into my Chrome Webstore account it says:

Before you publish your first item, you must pay a one-time US$5.00 developer registration fee. We charge this fee in order to verify developer accounts and better protect users against fraudulent activity.

As it says, this charge is to verify my account. My problem is that due to US sanctions on my country, google doesn't provide any financial trades with us, and so I have no means to pay this 5$, so I can not publish any extenssions :(

My question is, by what other way I can verify my account?

Any kind of help would be appreciated.

Edit: My question is not about bypassing law, It is about finding a legal way. And I'm trying to develop opensource extenssions without any commercial use. I don't want to do payments, I know this is not possible for Google. But There must be some other way of verification.

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What does Google say to this? If their terms say "We charge this fee in order to verify developer accounts" then surely they must have classified this revenue as not for profit income. –  Monster Truck Mar 10 '13 at 6:01
    
I don't see who else than Google could answer this. That's their policy. If they want to make an exception for you and people in similar circumstances, it's up to them. Anything you do to attempt to bypass their policy is likely to be either illegal for someone, or against Google's policies. –  Mat Mar 10 '13 at 11:41
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I've thought about this and I think the best solution for you is going to be to raise a ticket with Google by contacting them through their official channels.

As you don't mention your country I don't know if you're in one of their "supported countries" and there could potentially be an embargo on your country for US-based businesses, so even then you might not have luck.

If you don't have any luck with the method I've said above, what I suggest you do is fine someone online in a supported country to do it for you - it shouldn't be too hard.

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I am from Iran, and yes, I won't have any luck to do payment myself. I have tries asking others to do it for me and it is not that easy you think. –  Mostafa Shahverdy Mar 10 '13 at 14:54
    
I am sorry that you're not having luck in doing this. I suggest trying to contact Google. The worst they can say is no, in which case you'll be in the same situation as you're in now. –  Sam Mar 10 '13 at 14:59
    
I have already tried that, but they didn't answer properly –  Mostafa Shahverdy Mar 10 '13 at 15:00
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