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 accountability reforms be put in place in the existing governance model before making further changes.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 15th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jul 14, 2016
Length: 4 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
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.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
15 Cosponsors (15 Republicans)
Ordered Reported — Jun 25, 2015
What legislators are saying
“House Approves Shimkus Legislation to Protect the Internet & Improve Chemical Safety”
— Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15, 2013-2020] (Sponsor) on Jun 23, 2015
“06-25-2015 Rokita Report”
— Rep. Todd Rokita [R-IN4, 2011-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 25, 2015
“On the House Floor This Week - 6/23/15”
— Rep. John K. Delaney [D-MD6, 2013-2018] on Jun 23, 2015
H.R. 805 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 805. This is the one from the 114th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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