Our goal is to help keep .APP domain names open for use by app developers, sellers, and the greater internet community. about .APP
The dotAPP New Top Level Domain has been proposed by 13 groups in the ICANN New gTLD Program. One of those applicants – AMAZON – is applying to operate the .APP domain as a CLOSED REGISTRY.
From the Amazon .APP gTLD application:
".APP may not be delegated or assigned to third party organizations, institutions, or individuals. . . . (iv) Registration. All domains in the .APP registry will remain the property of Amazon."
What does this mean?
It means that Amazon intends for any domain names under the .APP TLD to be for its own use, exclusively. No individuals, companies, organizations outside of Amazon will be able to register and use a domain name with a .APP ending – if Amazon gains control of the .APP registry.
.APP would be a great platform upon which app developers, stores, fans, and forums can launch new app products, businesses or websites using a distinctive, short and catchy .APP domain name – But Only If They are Accessible. The Amazon application for dotAPP, if successful, could close off this name for public use forever.
What You Can Do To Help:
The ICANN review and approval process allows for a variety of public comment, government involvement and objections. If you feel it is important to keep .APP open you can:
1. Submit a Comment to ICANN
ICANN can consider public comments when deciding to approve a new TLD.
Public Comments for .APP will close around August 10, 2012.
2. Contact Your GAC Representative
ICANN is bound to heed certain advice from their Government Advisory Committee regarding applications for New TLD.
3. Spread The Word !
Get others involved.
If you feel that .APP domain names should be available for anyone to register, share this with your friends and followers,
The time to Act is NOW !
If keeping .APP open for use is important to you, timing is critical. The window of opportunity to influence this important issue will shut August 10, 2012