The Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers have both complained about Amazon's request to own new web address suffixes, such as .book, .author and .read.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann) is in the process of selling of new top-level domains (TLDs). In addition to web address suffixes such .com and .co.uk, companies can now apply for all kinds of other TLDs, including .app, .home and .art.
Source: The Telegraph. Read full article. (link)