[New gTLD RG] [GTLD-WG] Additional .AMAZON Issue

Alan Greenberg alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Tue May 21 00:50:51 UTC 2013


I think that Dev has it pegged (except they were not really Greek 
warriors, but warriors from both Greek mythology and history).  See 
the attached hi-res view. Definitely a woman and to me the background 
looks more like a mountain range than anything else.

Alan

At 20/05/2013 05:53 PM, gbruen at knujon.com wrote:
>A Greek warrior in front of the outline of Brazil?
>
>
>Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Dev Anand Teelucksingh <devtee at gmail.com>
>Date: Mon, 20 May 2013 17:51:41
>To: Garth Bruen<gbruen at knujon.com>
>Cc: New gTLD Review Group<newgtldrg at atlarge-lists.icann.org>; gTLD 
>WG<gtld-wg at atlarge-lists.icann.org>
>Subject: Re: [GTLD-WG] Additional .AMAZON Issue
>
>Sure its not a Greek warrior?  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazons
>
>Dev Anand
>
>
>
>
>On Mon, May 20, 2013 at 1:50 PM, Garth Bruen <gbruen at knujon.com> wrote:
>
> > Dear New gTLD RG Chair and members,
> >
> > I realize the horse has left the barn on this issue but feel the need to
> > bring this issue to everyone's attention as it is something which just
> > recently occurred.
> >
> > Amazon is releasing digital currency called an "Amazon Coin" which features
> > two iconic images on it: 1. A native Amazonian "Indian" and 2: The outline
> > of South America's east coast, see:
> >
> > 
> http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/amazon-introduces-amazon-coins-virtual-curr
> > ency-buying-apps/story?id=19170199. By using these images Amazon(the
> > company) is clearly "marking its territory" beyond simply being an online
> > shop.
> >
> > This leaves me wondering about the criteria used to reject the community
> > objection since many Amazonian peoples are "off the grid", see:
> >
> > 
> http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2007528/Brazil-confirms-lost-Amazon-
> > tribe-goes-missing-drug-gang-attack.html. Has ICANN done enough (or
> > anything) to reach these people? These are obviously cultures under threat
> > for various reasons, now a new gTLD operator literally wants to "print
> > money" with their name and imagery?
> >
> > I for one find this troubling. If Amazon chose some other icon for their
> > Coin, it probably would not be an issue.
> >
> > Looking for thoughts on the issue.
> >
> > Thanks, Garth
> >
> > -------------------------------------
> >
> > Garth Bruen
> > gbruen at knujon.com
> > Chair of ICANN At-Large North America (naralo.org)
> >
> >
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