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Amazon governments vow revenge for “illegal and unjust” ICANN decision on .amazon

The eight nations of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization are unhappy that ICANN is giving .amazon to Amazon the retailer and have vowed to spread the word that ICANN has acted “illegally”. ACTO secretary general Alexandra Moreira has written (pdf) to ICANN CEO Göran Marby to say: “We consider this decision an illegal and unjust […]

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The Decade’s Big Market Winners With No Real Net Worth

Today: Amazon Created 200K New Jobs (for robots). The takeaway: Rapidly changing technology can make it difficult to determine which skills will be in demand in the future. Having a plan for your career and a group of advisers can help you chart the right course. As robots take over warehousing, workers pushed to adapt […]

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Amazon beats South America! Dot-brand contracts now signed

Amazon has prevailed in its seven-year battle to obtain the right to run .amazon as a branded top-level domain. The company signed contracts for .amazon and the Chinese and Japanese translations on Thursday, despite years-long protests from the eight South American governments that comprise the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization. This means the three gTLDs are […]

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“Link In Bio” Is Your Slow Knife

Today: “Link in Bio”, Stock Tips, Amazon, Amazon Air, Brand names, Domain Names Best Performing Stocks Of The Decade Brand Aligning Your Domain Name: Why It Matters Amazon is delivering half its own packages as it becomes a serious rival to FedEx and UPS “Link In Bio” is a slow knife A hacker accessed a […]

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Former NTIA chief Redl now working for Amazon

David Redl, the former head of the US National Telecommunications and Information Administration has joined Amazon as an internet governance advisor, I’ve learned. I don’t know whether he’s taken a full-time job or is a contractor, but he’s been spotted palling around with Amazon folk at ICANN 66 in Montreal and knowledgeable sources tell me […]

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October’s Top 5 domain stories

Lawsuits, an expired domain story and the early days of Netflix were popular stories last month. 1. Amazon sues “get rich quick” Fulfilled by Amazon course seller – The company claims these course sellers are misusing its trademarks. 2. Facebook sues domain name registrar OnlineNic – Attorney David Steele is taking on OnlineNic once again, […]

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America has Amazon’s back in gTLD fight at ICANN 66

The United States looks set to stand in the way of government attempts to further delay Amazon’s application for .amazon. The US Governmental Advisory Committee representative, Vernita Harris, said today that the US “does not support further GAC advice on the .amazon issue” and that ICANN is well within its rights to move forward with […]

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Investors: Psychedelics Having a Similar Run as the Cannabis Boom.. & Is Cannabis Ruining Your Teeth?

Today: Psychedelics, Cannabis, Investing, Naming, Branding, Health. All Birds, Amazon, Brain-Computing, Disney, Bob Iger, Bruce Linton, CTRL-labs Bruce Linton Sees Psychedelics Having a Similar Run as the Cannabis Boom Former Canopy Boss Says the Psychedelics Industry Has Huge Upside “There’s probably untapped value, which will only go to the people who are at the beginning and bold”

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The Amazon is burning. Is this good news for .amazon?

With the tide of international opinion turning against Brazil due to the ongoing forest fires in the Amazon, could we see governments change their tune when it comes to Amazon’s application for .amazon? A much higher number of forest fires than usual are currently burning in the region, largely in Brazil, which critics led by […]

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Amazon and Google have been BEATEN by a non-profit in the fight for .kids

One of the longest-fought new gTLD contests has finally been resolved, with a not-for-profit bid beating out Google and Amazon. Amazon last week withdrew its application for .kids, leaving Hong Kong-based DotKids Foundation the only remaining applicant. DotKids now has a clear run at the gTLD, with only ICANN contracting and technical testing before .kids […]

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