Amazonians Won’t Let Amazon Own The Amazon

Amazon can’t have a monopoly on the Amazon like they almost do with books.

According to The Register: “Web supermarket Amazon’s bid to create new top-level domain name .amazon has hit a dead end…Committee members of internet overlord ICANN – which oversees the world’s DNS and other such technical stuff – rejected the e-tailer’s application to control and administer .amazon.”

“Opposition to Amazon’s .gTLD application was spearheaded by representatives of Brazil and Peru, through which the Amazon River flows…

“Sticking point is the fact that the word Amazon means more than cheap online deals to the people of South America; thus, Brazil and Peru claimed legal and cultural hold on the name.”

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