Amazon basin countries Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana and Suriname are happy the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) in Kobe, Japan, decided to put off a decision that was expected to favor use of the domain by the world’s largest online retailer.
ICANN has agreed to put off a decision until after April 21, Brazil’s foreign ministry said in a statement that insisted that Amazon nations remain “firmly opposed” to allowing the company (Amazon.com) to have exclusive use of the domain name.
Amazon basin countries Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana and Suriname have fought the domain request since it was made in 2012, arguing that the name refers to their geographic region and thus belongs to them.
Amazon nations should be able to share in the management and use of the domain, to defend the region’s cultural heritage, foster economic growth and the digital inclusion of the people who live in the region.
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