Tencent Technology News, June 25 news, according to foreign media reports, ICANN, which oversees the Internet domain name, recently announced that it will grant exclusive management to Amazon, an online retail giant based in the United States.
Since 2011, companies have been able to buy
Part of the delay was due to Brazil and Peru's opposition to the application. They say that granting private companies exclusive rights to the domain name will
Like Brazil and Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Guiana, Suriname and Venezuela all belong to Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO). Overall, ACTO countries believe that their territorial interests give them the right to participate
ICANN's guidance limits companies'right to register certain geographical names, and the list of addresses they use can even produce ridiculous results. The Isle of Man is protected at the highest level in the world, while Scotland is protected much less, and areas like Mesopotamia and Amazon are not protected at all.
At first, Amazon didn't want to share it with ACTO member states.
This means that Brazil can't take advantage of it
Subsequently, Amazon appealed the decision to an independent arbitration panel. In 2017, the team concluded that ICANN was too partial to governments and ordered ICANN to reconsider Amazon's application.
Since 2017, Amazon and ACTO member states have been trying to
Amazon also promises not to use domain names that are important to Amazon's culture and heritage. The company had previously proposed to provide Amazon products and services worth $5 million to countries, but that proposal was not included in the latest proposal.
Ahead of last month's board meeting, ACTO asked ICANN to postpone its decision in order to continue negotiations. However, ICANN's board concluded negotiations and awarded the company future management
This decision emphasizes the image.
Countries cannot effectively influence ICANN decisions, which may adversely affect human rights and environmental protection. In its resolution outlining the mandate for Amazon, ICANN did not mention the rights that the indigenous people of the former Amazon deserved, even though they might be affected.
According to international human rights law, ICANN should consult indigenous people in the region. Exclusive use
ICANN's board of directors seems not to have considered these issues. Meanwhile, since ICANN's decision, Amazon has not made any statement on this issue.
From the beginning, the Internet was a great equalizer. This means that large and small enterprises can compete with each other in a fair competitive environment. ICANN is entrusted with managing and protecting the Internet, which means protecting the broader goals of society.
ICANN seems to have forgotten its original mission, and it is now awardedNot surprisingly, the retail giant, with a net profit of $11.2 billion in 2018 and no federal tax, apparently was able to buy the domain name before the indigenous communities in Brazil applied.
The impact on the future of the Internet is disturbing. Global public land may become private companies'reserve, and people with huge rights can get more rights. Meanwhile,Those with the least rights have even lost the right to use their home names.。 (Tencent Technology Revision/Jinlu)