About the bill
The Domain Openness Through Continued Oversight Matters Act, or DOTCOM Act, would slow down the process of transitioning control over the Internet’s domain name system (e.g. the .com’s and .net’s) from being U.S.-government run to being run by a non-governmental global “multistakeholder” community. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration, or NTIA, the government agency that currently oversees the domain name system, recommended in 2014 that control be privatized. This bill would add congressional oversight as NTIA transitions out of its role, requiring that certain ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 15th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jul 14, 2016
Length: 4 pages
Feb 5, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 23, 2015 but was never passed by the Senate.
- See Instead:
S. 1551 (same title)
Ordered Reported — Jun 25, 2015
What stakeholders are saying
H.R. 805 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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Civic Impulse. (2018). H.R. 805 — 114th Congress: DOTCOM Act of 2015. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/114/hr805
“H.R. 805 — 114th Congress: DOTCOM Act of 2015.” www.GovTrack.us. 2015. February 24, 2018 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/114/hr805>
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