Reply to post: Re: Oh for God's sake

The .amazon argy-bargy is STILL going on – and Uncle Sam has had enough with ICANN

Crazy Operations Guy

Re: Oh for God's sake

Not sure if you are being serious, but I have to point out that there is a a .ibm and .apple.... Also a .microsoft, .dell, .cisco, .azure, .google and so, so many other TLDs owned by companies (Who precede to do absolutely nothing with them). And its not just tech companies, pretty much every Fortune-500 has snagged theirs. Many of them have tiny DNS zones that are just a handful of cnames to point people to the .com equivalent of the company's web presence.

Also of note: Amazon already owns 54 other TLDs, second only to a domain-squatting company named "Binky Moon", which is owned by a former Amazon employee (owns 197 TLDs).

If you want to see the horror that is the current DNS infrastructure see:

https://www.iana.org/domains/root/db

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