H.R. 805 (114th): DOTCOM Act of 2015

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 ...

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Overview

Introduced:

Feb 5, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Status:
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.

Sponsor:

John Shimkus

Representative for Illinois's 15th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Jul 14, 2016
Length: 4 pages

See Instead:

S. 1551 (same title)
Ordered Reported by Committee — Jun 25, 2015

History

Feb 5, 2015
 
Introduced

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Jun 17, 2015
 
Ordered Reported by Committee

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Jun 23, 2015
 
Passed House

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Jun 23, 2015
 
Reported by House Committee on Energy and Commerce

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

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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