Amazon has applied for new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) including .book .author and .read.
Two publishing groups the Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers have opposed internet retailer Amazon's efforts to own new domain names.
According to the publishing groups, allowing Amazon to own generic top-level domains (gTLD) ending in suffixes like .book, .author and .read could lead to anti-competitive practices.
Authors Guild president Scott Turow said the company strongly objects to Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers' (ICANN) plans to sell the exclusive top-level domain rights for generic book-industry terms.
"Placing such generic domains in private hands is plainly anticompetitive, allowing already dominant, well-capitalised companies to expand and entrench their market power," Turow said.
"The potential for abuse seems limitless."
The ambitious scheme aims to ease up Internet addresses drew 1,930 applications, with almost half of them from North America.
Amazon currently owns domains including .amazon and .kindle and has also applied for .free, .like, .game, and .shop gTLDs.
Overall, Amazon applied for control of 76 gTLDs, of which 30 of them have been contested, while Google has applied for 101 gTLDs including 23 of the same address strings as the online retailer.