Amazon is on a land grab mission. Is the industry going to sit back and let it call the shots over the .cloud domain?
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has many roles; coordination of Internet Protocol address space and the management of the Top-Level Domain (TLD) name space amongst them. If one application that falls within the latter remit gets the go ahead, ICANN might yet end up being best known as the organisation that sold the cloud to Amazon. source