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Union Calendar No. 546

113th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 4342

[Report No. 113–715]


To prohibit the National Telecommunications and Information Administration from relinquishing responsibility over the Internet domain name system until the Comptroller General of the United States submits to Congress a report on the role of the NTIA with respect to such system.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 27, 2014

Mr. Shimkus (for himself, Mr. Rokita, Mrs. Ellmers, Mr. Latta, Mr. Barton, and Mrs. Blackburn) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

December 23, 2014

Additional sponsors: Mr. McKinley, Mr. Long, Mrs. Black, Mr. Scalise, Mr. Lance, Mr. LoBiondo, Mr. Kline, Mr. Terry, Mr. Cramer, Mr. Walden, Mr. Farenthold, Mr. Poe of Texas, Mr. McCaul, Mr. Gibbs, Mr. Nugent, Mrs. Hartzler, Mr. Wolf, Mr. Griffin of Arkansas, Mr. Jolly, Mr. Meadows, Mr. Yoho, Mr. Bucshon, and Mr. Wenstrup

December 23, 2014

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed


A BILL

To prohibit the National Telecommunications and Information Administration from relinquishing responsibility over the Internet domain name system until the Comptroller General of the United States submits to Congress a report on the role of the NTIA with respect to such system.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Domain Openness Through Continued Oversight Matters Act of 2014” or the “DOTCOM Act of 2014”.

SEC. 2. NTIA retention of DNS responsibilities pending GAO report.

(a) Retention of responsibilities.—Until the Comptroller General of the United States submits the report required by subsection (b), the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information may not relinquish or agree to any proposal relating to the relinquishment of the responsibility of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (in this section referred to as the “NTIA”) over Internet domain name system functions, including responsibility with respect to the authoritative root zone file, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority functions, and related root zone management functions.

(b) Report.—Not later than 1 year after the date on which the NTIA receives a proposal relating to the relinquishment of the responsibility of the NTIA over Internet domain name system functions that was developed in a process convened by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers at the request of the NTIA, the Comptroller General of the United States shall submit to Congress a report on the role of the NTIA with respect to the Internet domain name system. Such report shall include—

(1) a discussion and analysis of—

(A) the advantages and disadvantages of relinquishment of the responsibility of the NTIA over Internet domain name system functions, including responsibility with respect to the authoritative root zone file, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority functions, and related root zone management functions;

(B) any principles or criteria that the NTIA sets for proposals for such relinquishment;

(C) each proposal received by the NTIA for such relinquishment;

(D) the processes used by the NTIA and any other Federal agencies for evaluating such proposals; and

(E) any national security concerns raised by such relinquishment; and

(2) a definition of the term “multistakeholder model”, as used by the NTIA with respect to Internet policymaking and governance, and definitions of any other terms necessary to understand the matters covered by the report.


Union Calendar No. 546

113th CONGRESS
     2d Session
H. R. 4342
[Report No. 113–715]

A BILL
To prohibit the National Telecommunications and Information Administration from relinquishing responsibility over the Internet domain name system until the Comptroller General of the United States submits to Congress a report on the role of the NTIA with respect to such system.

December 23, 2014
Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed