Few people think of an Internet domain name like .us or .in as anything other than an address-when, in fact, it often serves as a roadmap to national identities and priorities. Addressing the World looks behind eleven of the 240 global domain names, from the United States and Australia to Moldova and East Timor. Stories and first-person accounts by activists, journalists, Internet administrators, lawyers, and academics examine the sociological, historical, political, and technological development of Internet country code top-level domains (ccTLDs).
Erica Schlesinger Wass is a journalist and an attorney in New York City. She writes about the Internet and the social implications of its use and governance. In addition to being a lecturer in the Strategic Communications Program at Columbia University, Wass is a frequent classroom guest lecturer on Internet law issues.
Part 1 Acknowledgments Part 2 Introduction- Lots of Dots Chapter 3 1: The NeverEnding ccTLD Story Chapter 4 2: East Timor's .TP: From a Virtual Initiative to a Political Reality Chapter 5 3: Chile's .CL: A Virtual Home for Chileans Worldwide Chapter 6 4: India's .IN: Underused and Under Appreciated Chapter 7 5: Malaysia's .MY: Globalization and Domain Identification Among Malaysian Students Chapter 8 6: Sweden's .SE: Re-establishing Itself as the Best Choice for All Swedes Chapter 9 7: Niue's .NU: Providing a Free Internet to an Isolated Nation Chapter 10 8: Moldova's .MD: The Little Domain That Roared Chapter 11 9: China's .CN: Reaching Every Corner of the World Chapter 12 10: Swaziland's .SZ: Virtual Symbols of Swaziland's National Aspirations and Character Chapter 13 11: The United States' .US: Striving for the American Dream Chapter 14 12: Australia's .AU: Australia's Second Gold Rush Part 15 Conclusion: Only Time Will Tell Part 16 About the Contributors Part 17 Notes Part 18 Appendix: The Top-Level Domains Part 19 Index