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March 12, 2013

The 57 OTHER new domains being registered by Amazon

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Unfortunately, .evilbillionaire was already taken by the secretive monarch of Latveria

As we reported yesterday, publishers and other organizations like Bowker have continued to strike back against Amazon‘s efforts to claim exclusive use of new top-level domains being offered by ICANN. In response to that article, we were put in contact with an insider at Amazon who passed on a list of other top level domains the retail giant is seeking to register for their exclusive use. Some are more benign than others, but all would seem to indicate a dangerous hubris. See the list below.

.book

.books

.morebooks

.thingsthatcouldbemistakenforbooks

.thingsonlytangentiallyrelatedtobooks

.okayfinethisisntevenabook

.shoes

.appliances

.oceansofplasticshit

.giveup

.submit

.bowdown

.stoppretendingyouread

.bezos

.bezosisgreat

.bezosishandsome

.bezoshasreallygoodbreath

.haveyoubeenworkingoutjeffyoulookgood

.bezosisthebest

.butonlygodisthebest

.bezosisgod

.submit

.yeswewanthatonetwice

.heyniceroadsyouhavehere

.heyilikethesebridgesandbuildingincentives

.waityouwantustopaysalestax

.hahahahaha

.noway

.weonlyexistonamagicalcloud

.youlikecloudsdontyou

.whatemployees

.thosefolkswiththebadkneesoverthere

.ohthoseguysdontworkforus

.theyworkforatempagency

.alsotheygetnobenefitsandcanbefiredanytime

.dontworryaboutthem

.wesuredont

.cheapbooks

.verycheapbooks

.criminallycheapbooks

.bookssocheaptheycouldonlybelegalwiththecomplicityofthedepartmentofjustice

.jeffheartseric

.buybooks

.butalsobuythisotherstuff

.becausewelosemoneyonbooks

.monopoly

.yeswewantthatonetoo

.itsnotlikeitsasecretanymore

.wemightaswellrunwithit

.behemoth

.mostrosity

.gloatinglaughter

.deathofliteraryculture

.yousawthiscoming

.butyoudidntcare

.becauseyousavedtwobucksonthebuffyboxedset

.wasitworthit

 

There’s no word yet whether publishers will extend their battle to cover these other more abstruse domain requests. Something tells me they might not.

 

Dustin Kurtz is former marketing manager of Melville House.

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