As seems to be the trend with online games of late, Spore's online servers have been tripping over themselves since the game went on sale last week.
In an email reply to complaints made about the problem, EA has said:
"We deeply apologise for the inconvenience that you are currently experiencing with SPORE. It appears that there is an ongoing issue with the accounts server and the registration process for the game. We would like to inform you that we are already investigating this concern and in the process of resolving this issue. For updates with regards this concern, you can visit the SPORE site at http://www.spore.com.
We appreciate your continued patience and understanding in the meantime."
For the moment, then, you might as well make some more cock monsters to occupy yourself. Or read about how good the game can be here.