Today in tech-facilitated colonialism: Amazon the company is almost winning a fight against the eight LatAm Amazon basin countries for control over the .amazon domain name: cc
Amazon has been seeking rights to the .Amazon domain name since 2012. But Amazon basin countries including Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia argue that it refers to their geographic region and should not be the monopoly of one corporation
The company headed by the richest man in the world is being granted the right to the very name of "Amazon" over the actual geographic region. We couldn't think of a starker illustration of the world our tech overlords have designed for us if we tried.
Retailer Amazon nears victory in rainforest battle over domain name