ICANN´s decision regarding domain
Last year Peru and Brazil presented an early warning (EW) of rejection of the domain registration <.amazon> applied by Amazon EU S.à r.l., subsidiary of Amazon.com Inc. The application for a new generic top level domain (gTLD) was assessed by the board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers Internet Domains (ICANN).
Some experts considers that “granting exclusive rights to this specific gTLD to a private company would prevent the use of this domain for purposes of public interest related to the protection, promotion and awareness raising on issues related to the Amazon biome. It would also hinder the possibility of use of this domain to congregate web pages related to the population inhabiting that geographical region.”
The board of ICANN agrees to the statement of both countries regarding the rejection of the application for registration of the domain <.amazon>. The Amazon region constitutes an important part of the territory of Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela, due to its extensive biodiversity and incalculable natural resources.
In light of the above, it is important to remember that in May 2013, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Surinam and Venezuela, rejected any request for appropriation of geographic names of the countries that are members of the OTCA and of the domain names of first level <.amazonia> or similar, without the consent of the countries of the Amazonian region.