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Amazon has been in a legal battle for control over the .amazon internet domain from several Latin American countries, and they’re close to winning.
The online legal giant has been fighting for the .amazon domains since 2012, however eight countries Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana and Suriname have argued that the internet domain refers to their geographic region, and not the multi-national corporation that shares the legal name.
ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) said on Monday that they decided to proceed with the designation requested by Amazon Inc., pending a 30-day period of public comment after the eight nations that border the actual amazon rainforest could not reach an agreement.
ICANN had previously put the Amazon Inc. request on a “Will not proceed” status back in 2013, but a more recent and independent review pursued by the company questioned that decision. Later, ICANN told the Latin American nations they reached an agreement with the online retail giant.