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31 January 2014Trademarks

Amazon triumphs over ICANN’s gTLD objector

Amazon has overcome an objection to its controversial .amazon generic top-level domain (gTLD) after exposing doubts about the objector’s independence.

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17 July 2013   Government members of ICANN have filed a “consensus” objection to the branded .amazon generic top-level domain, potentially killing off the application.
14 June 2012   Google and Amazon have applied for nearly 180 generic top-level domains (gTLDs), setting up several potential battles between the two companies, under a programme set to cause an unprecedented change to the Internet.
28 March 2014   ICANN has been urged to seal the fate of the controversial .amazon generic top-level domain as soon as possible.