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Amazon attempts rule fudge to take exclusive control of new dot-words

Anonymous Coward
Anonymous Coward

I've not seen a single site at these trendy new cash-cow domains.* What was the frigging point?

*except for Walmart.horse but it was nuked before I got to visit :(

Donn Bly

I have seen a couple in passing, including one that I procured and set up for a friend's coffee house, but the vast majority of them are just spam sources to the point where I am weighting them as such with spam assassin rules.

Michael Strorm

ICANN has cash for defensive registrations?

"I've not seen a single site at these trendy new cash-cow domains. What was the frigging point?"

The answer is cleverly hidden within your own question.

Graham Marsden
Trollface

I just want to register...

Baise.moi

Roq D. Kasba

Re: I just want to register...

.arseholes

Destroy All Monsters Silver badge

Re: I just want to register...

bezos.vatefaire.enculer

Mark 85 Silver badge

Re: I just want to register...

So far the obvious has not been grabbed: who.moi

Spangles

Re: I just want to register...

sounds like a no-brainer.

g e

Re: I just want to register...

qui.moi surely? ;)

Captain TickTock
Joke

Re: I just want to register...

And what about pretentious.moi ?

Herby Silver badge

Why don't they...

Just register ".amazon" and be done with it.

Then again, maybe Brazil and other governments in South America might not want it don't that way...

Anonymous Coward
Anonymous Coward

Re: Why don't they...

Corps shouldn't be allowed to register TLD. It's too short-sighted. Who's to say Amazon won't be a husk of a company within a decade?

Mark 85 Silver badge

Re: Why don't they...

Promise? And Flea-Bay needs to precede it.

DJSpuddyLizard

Re: Why don't they...

Corps shouldn't be allowed to register TLD. It's too short-sighted. Who's to say Amazon won't be a husk of a company within a decade?

That may be so, but if Amazon goes bankrupt or finds other financial incentive (e.g. planet full of megaton gold dubloons), Amazon can sell off the TLDs to another corp (Yahoo, for example).

Nations are not immune either - the .USSR or .sikkim domains are not in high demand right now.

moiety

I want pretentious.moi

Michael Hoffmann

despicable.moi? </minion>

VinceH Silver badge

I'm confuzzled.

Is this article anti-Amazon FUD, or is something simply not being made clear?

Following the link, I don't see anything in the wording that could be described as a "rule fudge" that would allow it to take control of other .words (and one of the example .words near the top of the article is .book, which the article later notes is one of Amazon's anyway).

John Brown (no body) Silver badge

Exactly! I thought the whole point of this new TLD .word auction thing was to gouge Corps raise money for ICANN and give exclusive use of said TLDs to the successful applicants.

Credas Silver badge

The point you're missing is that ICANN has (sensibly) decreed that generic TLDs can't be reserved for the exclusive use of the owner. So for example, you can do what you like with .walmart if you own that, but you're meant to allow essentially anyone to register a domain under .shop. Amazon's cunning plan would allow them to approve or deny any registrations under .moi, which would effectively give them the ability to reserve that generic TLD for their own use if they so chose.

John Brown (no body) Silver badge

"The point you're missing is that ICANN has (sensibly) decreed that generic TLDs can't be reserved for the exclusive use of the owner."

You're right, I did miss that vital point.

It should be interesting see which words are classed as generic, who decides, and who appeals the decisions though. I might have to buy shares in popcorn makers.

Boothy Silver badge

Quote: It should be interesting see which words are classed as generic, who decides, and who appeals the decisions though.

I would hope for a starter than anything in the dictionary, or other standard reference material, geographical names/locations etc. Would be classed as Generic, and not even open to discussion.

Amazon (the shop) chose to use a generic name years ago, and so must accept the limitations that come with that decision.

If they wanted to do whatever they wanted with their name, they should have created something unique.

gerdesj Silver badge
Megaphone

bugger.off

.

This is the second time I've had to put some text in where a single dot would have sufficed to enhance the quality of the comment stream so far 8)

moiety

PSSST! The title is optional and you can bold body text, for much the same effect, but without the compulsory body text

ratfox Silver badge

It looks like this!

allthecoolshortnamesweretaken Silver badge

Speak up!

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anniemouse

after greed crosses the boundaries, it gets comically absurd

When the world runs out of things to do that make sense, the market for the kings new clothes becomes fashionable.

jake Silver badge

Bass-ackward.

I already own jake.TLD[0] ... As a direct result, I own buy.jake.TLD, joy.jake.TLD, coupon.jake.TLD, got.jake.TLD, room.jake.TLD, talk.jake.TLD, pin.jake.TLD, smile.jake.TLD, read.jake.TLD, like.jake.TLD, call.jake.TLD, book.jake.TLD, author.jake.TLD, and others.jake.TLD ... I don't actually have any of those setup at the moment, but I might do "others" just for my own amusement.

One wonders if the children running Amazon (etc., insert multi-billion dollar internet advertising organization of your choice in place of Amazon here) don't actually understand how TehIntraWebTubes work, and ICANN are suckering them out of their money.

[0] Several.TLDs, in fact ... In the old days, the only one I didn't have was .mil ;-)

Velv Silver badge
FAIL

Re: Bass-ackward.

But do you own .jake

Didn't think so.

So you don't control *.jake

One wonders if Jake actually understand how TehIntraWebTubes (sic) work

jake Silver badge

Re: Bass-ackward.

I don'tneed ".jake". I don't want ."jake". I see no reason for .jake ... but then I'm not exactly narcissistic.

server.domain.TLD makes sense. It's a hierarchy thing. Wanting your own .TLD is a complete waste of money when you already have a domain name.

Think about it.

IHateWearingATie

Surely...

'.moi' is French, and being the language of the cheese eating surrender monkeys doesn't matter. Amazon can do what they like with it.

Now, if it was a generic TLD in the Queen's English (gordblesshermajesty) that would be different. We'd be entirely within our rights to aim a Trident Missle or two at any colonials trying to register '.tea' for example.

Anonymous Coward
Anonymous Coward

Re: Surely...

How about .teaparty ?

I'll get my coat...

moiety

Re: Surely...

How is that discouraging the use of missiles?

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