Company adds three eligible bot platforms for .bot domain names.
Amazon.com has added several bots to its approved list of chatbots for .bot domain name registrants.
Now, people who have published bots based on Howdy’s Botkit Studio, Gupshup and Pandorabots can register a domain name ending in .bot. This is in addition to Amazon Lex, Google Dialogflow and Microsoft Bot Framework, which were allowed when the domain launched in early December.
Registrants start the process at amazonregistry.com/bot and have to verify that they’ve published a bot on one of these platforms in order to complete the registration.
So far about 1,300 names .bot domains have been registered. Almost all of them are registered through EnCirca. EnCirca is a small registrar known for working with registries that have complex domain registration requirements.
The limited registration phase for .bot runs through March 30.