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.amazon is a top-level domain whose control is under dispute. The domain name extension was first applied for by and granted to Amazon.com in 2012.[1][2] Peru and Brazil objected to the application on the grounds that it could harm their countries' interests at the Governmental Advisory Committee, which recommended in 2013 against allowing Amazon.com's application to proceed.[2][3][4] Nations in the Amazon basin, represented by the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization, have sought to take control of the extension.[5][6] ICANN directed the disputing parties to negotiate a resolution.[5] The nations wished to receive specific domains under the top-level domain, while Amazon proposed that each nation be given a second-level domain based on their country code.[1] In 2017, an Independent Review Panel found in favor of Amazon.com.[5] Since that decision, no progress was made in negotiations.[5] As a result ICANN was forced to make a decision and it sided with Amazon.com.[5]


  1. ^ a b Novak, Matt. "Amazon's Fight With South American Countries Over Control of '.amazon' Domain Name Comes to a Head". Gizmodo. Retrieved 2019-05-23.
  2. ^ a b "Who Owns the .Amazon? (And How Many Kindles Would You Pay For It?)". Opinio Juris. 2019-04-19. Retrieved 2019-05-23.
  3. ^ "The politics of internet domain names and the case of .amazon". AEI. 2017-10-23. Retrieved 2019-05-23.
  4. ^ "The Case of .Amazon and What It Means For ICANN". Council on Foreign Relations. Retrieved 2019-05-23.
  5. ^ a b c d e "After 7-Year Battle, Amazon Nears Victory In Domain Name Dispute". NPR.org. Retrieved 2019-05-23.
  6. ^ Uchoa, Pablo (2019-04-05). "The nations of the Amazon want the name back". Retrieved 2019-05-23.