House Of Representatives Proposes Legislation That Would Criminalize False Domain Name Registration

A bill that criminalize users who knowingly provide false information when registering their domain name on the Internet was introduced in 2002 and is still pending. The Coble-Berman bill, H.R. 4640, was proposed to deal with providing false information when a domain name is being registered on the Internet. As to October 2006, the bill is still pending and was sent to the Department of Homeland Security for review.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What is purpose of this proposed federal bill?
What is the basis for this legislation?
What are events that have further demonstrated the need for the introduction of this Bill?
How does the bill criminalize false name registrations?
Is there much opposition to this legislation?


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