Something in excess of a name is the reason for the struggle between the giant Amazon and eight South American nations. The domain “.amazon” and to whom it belongs has a few governments facing up to Jeff Bezos. These eight nations that claim some portion of the Amazon rainforest, whose name motivated the famous company, the battle for much more than an Internet address.
So state the governments of Brazil, Peru – the first to shout out – Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Venezuela, Guyana and Suriname at Amazon’s request to get the domain. For them, it’s significant not just in light of the fact that it’s an image of their country, yet in addition since they wouldn’t want the name of their most valuable natural treasure to fill the pockets of the tech giant Amazon much more.
Thus it goes on 12 years after the fact. Truly, this conflict returns far, when Jeff Bezos’s company tried to assume control over the domain without progress. Despite the endeavors and denunciations of the governments of the nations included, Amazon does not pull back from the struggle.
“It’s not the great issue between two distinct parties requesting the similar name,” said Rodrigo de la Parra, Icann’s regional vice president for Latin America and the Caribbean. “The governments did not request .amazon, they are just worried about the use that a privately owned business can give it for the social and natural legacy of the region.
In any case, there could also be different thoughts behind it. As The New York Times brings up, these South American countries may want “.amazon” strength for their own commercial advantages. This would be valuable for travel business websites. Be that as it may, we’ll have to see about that.
A couple of days ago, and in the wake of seven long years of dispute, Amazon had to send another proposal that considers the worries of the countries that oppose the obtaining of the domain. We will perceive what Bezos’ company has to state when it ends up open and whether there is an answer to this problem. However, the choice is in the hands of the Internet body that regulates domain names.