Amazon Shouldn't Get 'Dot-Amazon' Domain: ICANN Panel

Law360, New York (July 22, 2013, 2:44 PM EDT) -- A top advisory committee at the The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers — the organization that governs domain names — has recommended that the group reject Inc.'s bid to secure control of a “.amazon” domain, ICANN said Thursday.

ICANN's government advisory committee said the full organization “should not proceed” with Amazon's application for the so-called generic top-level domain. The ruling is not binding, but it should “create a strong presumption for the ICANN Board that the application should not be approved,” the committee...
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