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H.R.4342: DOTCOM Act of 2014

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about science, technology, communications
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Sponsor John Shimkus, R-Ill.
Total Cosponsors 28 (All Republicans)
Introduced March 27, 2014
Latest Major Action Dec. 23, 2014
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Bill Summary

Domain Openness Through Continued Oversight Matters Act of 2014 or the DOTCOM Act of 2014 - Prohibits the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information from relinquishing or agreeing to any proposal relating to the relinquishment of the responsibility of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) over Internet domain name system functions (including the authoritative root zone file, Internet Assigned Numbers Authority functions, and related root zone management functions) until the Comptroller General (GAO), within one year after the NTIA receives a relinquishment proposal developed in a process convened by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) at the request of the NTIA, submits a report to Congress regarding the role of the NTIA with respect to the Internet domain name system.

Requires such GAO report to include: (1) advantages and disadvantages of such relinquishment of NTIA responsibility; (2) a...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 23, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 546.
Dec. 23, 2014 Reported by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 113-715.
May 8, 2014 Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
May 8, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
May 7, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
March 28, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.
March 27, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.