"[I]t is possible to use .AMAZON
for our business purposes while respecting the people, culture, history, and
ecology of the Amazonian region."
Amazon’s proposed compromise – we will:
Permanently block use of culturally sensitive
terms at the second level (e.g., “rainforest”). The list of blocked terms would
be developed with OTCA and its Member Governments.
Develop a formal process with OTCA and its
Member Governments to periodically review and adjust as necessary the list of
culturally sensitive blocked terms.
Present a Memorandum of Understanding to ICANN
setting out (i) Amazon’s non-objection to any future TLD application filed or
endorsed by the OTCA and/or its Member Governments for the TLD strings
“.AMAZONIA”, “.AMAZONAS” or “.AMAZONICA”; and (ii) Amazon’s agreement to
support, in ways mutually acceptable to both Amazon and OTCA and/or its Member
Governments, for such future TLD applications.
(Support could include technical and application preparation support.)