AuthorAnimesh Agarwal

An avid traveler, foodie and reader, Animesh is passionate about the world of domain names and loves to tie bits and pieces of information together to form the bigger picture. Animesh is a graduate from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Varanasi, one of the elite institutions of India.

Dispute Over .amazon – Two Nation States vs The Ecommerce Giant

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“At first, I thought I was fighting to save rubber trees, then I thought I was fighting to save the Amazon rainforest. Now I realise I am fighting for humanity.” – Chico Mendes, Brazilian Environmentalist Much has been said about the dispute over the top-level domain .amazon between the two nations Brazil and Peru and the e-commerce titan Amazon. When ICANN offered new TLDs, Amazon was...

The Amazon Domain Story

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Amazon has over 20000 domains in its portfolio, which is worth over $5 million. Majority of these domain names are some variation or combination of keywords like ‘Amazon’, ‘kindle’, etc. but the most interesting thing about amazon’s portfolio is that Amazon has been a big buyer of second level domain names in new TLDs in recent times. Last month alone, I see 247 domains that were registered by...

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