Bot it won’t be easy to register them.
Amazon.com is making .bot domain names available to the public on Tuesday starting at 6 a.m.
The company has been testing different business models for its new top level domain names and this domain is no exception. Registration of the domain names will be severely restricted.
The company says .bot “is a space specifically for developers and their end customers to find and discover bots”. At launch, Domain names will only be available to people who have published a chatbot through Amazon Lex, Microsoft Bot Framework or Dialogflow. More development platforms will be added in the future.
Registrants will need verify their ownership of a bot on these platforms in order to register the domains. For example, Amazon Lex users will need to create an AWS “cross account role” and provide additional information when registering.
Registrants will begin the process at get.bot, but the domains will be registered through domain registrars.
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Author: Andrew Allemann