Should Amazon (retail site) get the .amazon TLD extension?
Looks like Amazon's bid to win the coveted .amazon TLD suffix may not happen anytime soon.
A group of Latin American countries may have thwarted Amazon.com Inc.'s (NASDAQ:AMZN) efforts to use the .amazon suffix for Internet addresses. The countries -- including Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and Peru -- objected to the online retail behemoth’s proposed use of the suffix on the grounds that the word "Amazon" is already associated with their region. Representatives who advise the Internet industry apparently agree.
At a meeting in Durban, South Africa, last week, a committee for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers recommended that Amazon.com be rejected for the top-level domain -- the highest level in the Internet’s hierarchical domain name system.
ICANN’s Governmental Advisory Committee, or GAC, advised that the Amazon’s application for the domain not proceed past the evaluation stage.