Congress Holds Hearings on .kids, .kids.us
The House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet today held hearings regarding the proposed bill H.R. 2417, the "Dot-Kids Domain Name Act of 2001." As introduced, the bill would force the creation of a .kids Top-Level Domain where child-friendly Internet material could in theory be located. CDT has raised questions about whether such a proposal could be fairly implemented and reasonably enforced. The committee is also considering a manager's amendment to the bill that would instead legislate for the creation of a .kids.us domain within the United States' national domain, .us.