US Senator Ted Cruz: Delay IANA Transition, Save Internet Freedom

UPDATE June 8, 2016: U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wisconsin) today introduced the Protecting Internet Freedom Act (press release embedded below):

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According to TheHill.com, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz has been circulating legislation to colleagues with background information (embedded below). The legislation is titled the Protecting Internet Freedom Act (embedded below), and Cruz is reportedly calling it "our last chance to save internet freedom." The bill also requires the Obama administration to certify that it has secured "sole ownership" of the top-level domain names (TLDs) used by the U.S. government and the U.S. military, which end in .GOV and .MIL.

The Hill says it is unclear whether the Cruz legislation will go anywhere on Capitol Hill since a similar attempt last year by Cruz failed in a Senate Commerce Committee vote. This year other U.S. Senators, including Mike Lee (UT), James Lankford (OK) and Marco Rubio (FL), have called for NTIA to delay the IANA stewardship transition. In the U.S. House of Representatives, there is a pending policy rider to a major spending bill that blocks funds from being used to complete the IANA stewardship transition. For more information see DomainMondo.com links further below.

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