29 Oct '17, 9pm

"We own your name" government tells Amazon in explosive slapdown

“We own your name” government tells Amazon in explosive slapdown Kevin Murphy , October 29, 2017, 21:43:52 (UTC), Domain Policy Amazon suffered a blistering attack from South American governments over its controversial .amazon gTLD applications this weekend. A Peruvian official today excoriated Amazon’s latest peace offering, telling the tech giant in no uncertain terms that the word “Amazon” is not its property and demanding an apology for the company’s alleged behavior during recent legal proceedings. “We will be giving you permission to use a certain word, not the other way around,” she said. “We are the owners of the Amazonian region.” Speaking for almost 10 minutes during a session at the ICANN 60 meeting in Abu Dhabi this afternoon, Peru’s representative to the Governmental Advisory Committee pulled rank and scolded Amazon like a naughty schoolchild. She claimed that...

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