ICANN CEO to facilitate negotiations on .amazon

The Board of Directors of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) passed a resolution to respond to advice provided by the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) at the most recent ICANN meeting in Abu Dhabi, in October 2017. Among other issues, the GAC advised that ‘ICANN ‘continue facilitating negotiations between the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization’s (ACTO) member states and the Amazon corporation with a view to reaching a mutually acceptable solution to allow for the use of .amazon as a top level domain name.’ In its response, the board noted that it accepts the GAC’s advice, and that it has asked ICANN’s CEO to facilitate negotiations between ACTO member states and Amazon on the issues of .amazon.