S.3034 - Protecting Internet Freedom Act114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Cruz, Ted [R-TX] (Introduced 06/08/2016)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 06/08/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.3034 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (06/08/2016)
Protecting Internet Freedom Act
This bill prohibits the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information from allowing the National Telecommunications and Information Administration's responsibility for Internet domain name system functions, including the authoritative root zone file and the performance of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority functions, to cease unless a federal statute enacted after enactment of this bill expressly grants the Assistant Secretary such authority.
The Assistant Secretary must certify to Congress that the U.S. government has: (1) secured sole ownership of the .gov and .mil top-level domains, and (2) entered into a contract with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers that provides the U.S. government with exclusive control and use of those domains in perpetuity.