Amazon was founded in 1994, with the mission we still have today – we want to surprise and delight customers. Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. We're a company of builders and pioneers. It's our job to make bold bets, and we get our energy from inventing on behalf of customers. Around the world, there are millions of sellers, authors, and developers using Amazon products and services to reach new customers, publish their books, and build and grow their businesses. And they are supported every day by more than 300,000 Amazon employees in 43 countries. We currently operate country specific marketplaces in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain, and the United Kingdom, and of course, also globally from amazon.com. And Amazon is committed to growing and prospering the communities where its affiliates and employees are located.Here are some of our business focuses and favorite programs:
When ICANN launched the new gTLD program five years ago, Amazon eagerly joined the process, applying for .amazon and its Chinese and Japanese translations, as well as 73 others. Our mission was — and is — simple and singular: We want to innovate on behalf of our customers through the DNS. For more information about Amazon, visit www.amazon.com/about and follow @AmazonNews.