ICANN Committee Rules Against .amazon Domain

A committee of the nonprofit organization overseeing the Internet’s top-level domain names (the ones after the final dot in a website name), recommended against allowing “.Amazon” to be controlled by the Seattle company. Amazon had hoped to win control over the domain as “a unique and dedicated platform for Amazon,” and as “a further platform for innovation” and, ultimately, to “support the business goals of Amazon,” according to filings it made with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN.