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Brazil and Peru Dispute .Amazon TLD 163

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the bad-idea-has-bad-consequences dept.
judgecorp writes "Amazon.com could lose the .amazon domain, as Brazil and Peru have disputed the retailer's application to ICANN, backed by other South American governments, who want to protect use of that domain for 'purposes of public interest related to the protection, promotion, and awareness raising on issues related to the Amazon biome.'"
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Brazil and Peru Dispute .Amazon TLD

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  • Re:Good (Score:4, Informative)

    by msauve (701917) on Wednesday November 21, 2012 @02:29PM (#42058077)
    "Replacing "amazon.com" with "http://amazon" is a net increase in number of characters"

    You need more than that - "amazon" is a (TL) domain, not a host. You'd need something like "http://www.amazon". Just entering "http://amazon" is likely to resolve to the user's local domain, e.g. "amazon.example.com".
  • Re:Good (Score:4, Informative)

    by egamma (572162) <[egamma] [at] [gmail.com]> on Wednesday November 21, 2012 @02:39PM (#42058229)

    "Replacing "amazon.com" with "http://amazon" is a net increase in number of characters" You need more than that - "amazon" is a (TL) domain, not a host. You'd need something like "http://www.amazon". Just entering "http://amazon" is likely to resolve to the user's local domain, e.g. "amazon.example.com".

    And, to make matters worse, if I have a host called www.amazon.domain.local on my domain, the request will still be routed to that local host!

    There are very good reasons to keep fewer top domains.

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