Application Comment Details

Juhani Eemil Krekelaumlaut
Amazon EU S.à r.l.
Geographic Names Evaluation Panel
Companies shouldn't own geographic names
23 May 2019 at 16:14:57 UTC

I have heard of your decision to award, Inc. the right to own the .amazon top-level domain, over the objections from ACTO. I object to this, since it gives a private corporation sole ownership of a name of a geographic region it has no connection to in the domain name hierarchy.

ACTO has a much stronger claim to the .amazon domain, and it should stand to reason that they should also profit from the domains registered using that name. This arrangement would also not prevent, Inc. from registering any .amazon domains it has a legitimate interest in.