Home / News

Washington Abuzz with Activity Concerning NTIA's IANA Transition Announcement

Brenden Kuerbis reporting in IGP: "Washington D.C. is abuzz with activity concerning NTIA's IANA transition announcement. Last week saw a hearing with the House Energy & Commerce Committee and a discussion at the Hudson Institute, this week brings another hearing with the Judiciary Committee as well as a NetCaucus briefing. So far, three bills have been proposed. The first is H.R. 4342 Domain Openness Through Continued Oversight Matters (DOTCOM) Act of 2014, introduced by Rep. Shimkus (R-IL). The second is H.R. 4367 Internet Stewardship Act of 2014, introduced by Rep. Kelly (R-PA). The third, H.R. 4398 Global Internet Freedom Act of 2014, was introduced by Rep. Duffy (R-WI). All the bills explicitly prohibit the National Telecommunications and Information Administration from relinquishing responsibility over the domain name system, specifically, responsibility with respect to the authoritative root zone file, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority functions, and related root zone management functions. Where they vary is in under what conditions, if any, such relinquishment might occur."

Read full story: IGP

By CircleID Reporter – CircleID's internal staff reporting on news tips and developing stories. Do you have information the professional Internet community should be aware of? Contact us. Visit Page

CircleID Newsletter The Weekly Wrap

More and more professionals are choosing to publish critical posts on CircleID from all corners of the Internet industry. If you find it hard to keep up daily, consider subscribing to our weekly digest. We will provide you a convenient summary report once a week sent directly to your inbox. It's a quick and easy read.

I make a point of reading CircleID. There is no getting around the utility of knowing what thoughtful people are thinking and saying about our industry.

Co-designer of the TCP/IP Protocols & the Architecture of the Internet


 Be the first to post a comment!

Add Your Comments

 To post your comments, please login or create an account.



Brand Protection

Sponsored byAppdetex


Sponsored byVerisign


Sponsored byThreat Intelligence Platform

New TLDs

Sponsored byAfilias

DNS Security

Sponsored byAfilias

IP Addressing

Sponsored byIPv4.Global


Sponsored byWhoisXML API

Domain Names

Sponsored byVerisign