Countries that share a close region with the Amazon basin have denounced the ICANN’s (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) decision to grant Amazon Inc. the exclusive rights of the .amazon domain. The presidents of countries – Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, and Bolivia have condemned the decision arguing that this name should not be the monopoly of just one company. They further say that if the need arises, they will join forces to protect the identity of their countries from the “inadequate governance of the Internet (ICANN)”. Amazon Inc. has been trying to seek the exclusive rights to this domain since the year 2012. Last week ICANN had decided to proceed ahead with its decision to proceed with Amazon Inc.’s request. This decision is kept at the status of pending a 30-day period of public comment.
Source: Venture Beat