The Amazon Co-operation Treaty Organization (ACTO) and the Government of Brazil have blasted internet authority ICANN over the latter’s decision to pass biased and untrue statements over transferring the .AMAZON gTLD to cloud giant Amazon. The dissatisfaction has stemmed from ICANN’s decision to go ahead and buy the .AMAZON domain name without the approval of ACTO or the Brazilian government.
ACTO say that Amazon
Following these events, ACTO
Since then, ACTO
To cool things off, ACTO say that Amazon have offered them a suite of cultural protections, an offer to support future application for .AMAZONIA and USD 5 million worth of products and services, including free Kindle devices. They further added that ICANN have also been trying to find a common ground so that both ACTO and Amazon come to terms.
As per ACTO, the situation is on standby and the peace talks with Amazon are called off with a ‘Request for Reconsideration’ given to overturn ICANN’s resolution. It will be interesting to see how the events unfold for Amazon, following the purchase of Swedish domain name Amazon.se.