22 Aug '13, 2pm

String Confusions Gone Wild: Amazon IDN is found similar to different word in English

“Online Shopping” in Japanese is too similar to .shop in English, panelist rules. Some new top level domain name string confusions objection decisions have been baffling. A difference in opinion on .cam vs. .com . Plurals vs. Singulars . But now string confusions have officially gone off the deep end. A panelist has found that Amazon.com’s application for .通販, which is Japanese for “Online Shopping”, is too similar to .shop . Commercial Connect, which applied for .shop, filed the objection. In coming to his decision, panelist Robert Nau essentially went against what almost all other panels have determined when it comes to string confusion. He adopts a rather inclusive definition of what confusion means in top level domain names: Generally speaking, “confusion” may include jumbled or disorganized thought. A person who is confused may have difficulty solving problems or task...

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