Google and Amazon warned by ICANN over generic domain name applications

The ICANN logo INTERNET GOVERNANCE BODY ICANN has come up with the list of names that companies, organisations and countries might want to stake their claim on.

The GAC, or Government Advisory Committee, has published the list on behalf of ICANN, and throws up 242 domains, including .app,.cloud, .book, .movie, .game and .mail… all of which are targeted by Amazon.

“The GAC filed 242 Early Warnings on individual applications. The applicants were all contacted directly, and the Early Warnings have now been posted here: GAC Early Warnings,” it says. “Early Warnings mainly consist of requests for information, or requests for clarity on certain aspects of an application.

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