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

Garth Bruen gbruen at knujon.com
Tue May 21 02:00:46 UTC 2013


I see what you mean, this why we have working groups. 

 

That mountain range still looks remarkably like the north coast of Brazil 

 



 

Thanks for the review!

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Alan Greenberg [mailto:alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca] 
Sent: Monday, May 20, 2013 8:51 PM
To: gbruen at knujon.com; Dev Anand Teelucksingh
Cc: New gTLD Review Group; gTLD WG
Subject: Re: [GTLD-WG] Additional .AMAZON Issue

 

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,  <mailto:gbruen at knujon.com> 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 < <mailto:devtee at gmail.com> devtee at gmail.com>

>Date: Mon, 20 May 2013 17:51:41

>To: Garth Bruen< <mailto:gbruen at knujon.com> gbruen at knujon.com>

>Cc: New gTLD Review Group< <mailto:newgtldrg at atlarge-lists.icann.org>
newgtldrg at atlarge-lists.icann.org>; gTLD 

>WG< <mailto:gtld-wg at atlarge-lists.icann.org>
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>
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazons

> 

>Dev Anand

> 

> 

> 

> 

>On Mon, May 20, 2013 at 1:50 PM, Garth Bruen < <mailto:gbruen at knujon.com>
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-virtua>
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/amazon-introduces-amazon-coins-virtua

> l-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-A>
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2007528/Brazil-confirms-lost-A

> mazon-

> > 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

> >  <mailto:gbruen at knujon.com> gbruen at knujon.com

> > Chair of ICANN At-Large North America (naralo.org)

> >

> >

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