New ICANN resolution on .amazon

On 23 September, the Board of Directors of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) issued a new resolution concerning the applications for the .amazon generic top-level domain. The resolution concerns a declaration of an Independent Review Panel which recommended that the Board re-evaluates the previously rejected applications and ‘make an objective and independent judgement regarding whether there are, in fact, well-founded, merits-based public policy reasons for denying Amazon’s applications’. In its resolution, the Board stated that further consideration was needed with regard to the Panel’s recommendation, and asked its Accountability Mechanisms Committee to review and consider the recommendation and provide options for the Board on how to address it.