Pending Legislation In America: Children May Be Getting Their Own Internet Domain

The Dot Kids Implementation and Efficiency Act of 2002 is a pending legislation that has been introduced to the senate and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. If passed, the Act will provide children with their own Internet domain. The domain will only have material suitable for minors. Web sites and operators will have to comply with the domain requirements if they want to be allowed on the domain.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

WHO WILL BE IN CHARGE OF OVERSEEING THE CREATION AND OPERATION OF THE DOMAIN?
WOULD A WEB SITE ON THE DOMAIN BE ABLE TO HAVE HYPERLINKS?
HOW WILL PARENTS, TEACHERS, AND CHILDREN FIND OUT ABOUT THE NEW DOMAIN?
WHOM DOES THIS ACT DEFINE A MINOR AS?
HOW DOES THIS ACT DEFINE “HARMFUL TO MINORS” AND “SUITABLE FOR MINORS”?

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