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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."

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