.amazon added to the root zone
The .amazon generic top-level domain (gTLD), together with its Japanese and Chinese equivalents, are now part of the domain name system’s root zone, after several years of intense controversy. Amazon’s application for these gTLDs has been criticised by member states of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO) on the account that ‘the name “Amazon” pertains to a geographical region constituting an integral part of the heritage of its countries. Therefore, we Amazonians have the right to participate in the governance of the “.amazon” TLD’. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) approved the delegation of .amazon to the company, noting, among other things, the name Amazon was not included in any lists of protected names.