A bill that would create a special internet domain for children's web sites passed a House committee April 10, but only after lawmakers added more stringent rules for the kinds of sites that would qualify.

Lawmakers pitched the bill as another way to protect children from accessing inappropriate material online, but some educators questioned how effective such a measure would be.

The bill, called the Dot Kids Implementation and Efficiency Act of 2002 (H.R. 3833), aims to develop a second-level internet domain within the United States country code that would


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