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Erica Wass

Journalist & Attorney
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Erica Wass is a journalist and an attorney. She holds a B.A. from Barnard College, an M.S. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and a J.D. and LL.M. in Intellectual Property from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

Erica is the contributing author and editor of the book "Addressing the World: National Identity and Internet Country Code Domains” (Rowman & Littlefield, October 2003 - ISBN: 0742528103). Erica often 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, Erica is a frequent classroom guest lecturer on Internet law issues and is a co-founder of the non-profit organization Netgraf, which through its Web site, Netgraf.org, examines issues and trends related to online journalism and journalism education.

Originally from Dover, Delaware, she lives in New York City with her husband, Troy. 

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The Small, But Limitless World of .kids.us

Erica Wass is the editor and contributing author of the recently published book, "Addressing the World: National Identity and Internet Country Code Domains", (Rowman & Littlefield, October 2003). This book is an edited collection of original essays by domain name administrators, academics, journalists and lawyers that examine the connections between various cultures and the use and regulation of their country code domain names. This is the second part of a three-part series. "Congress and the President of the United States believed so much in the idea that the Internet needed a "safe zone" for children that they passed a law designating such a space. One year after its passage I sought to examine the development of the .kids.us name space. I found an initiative that has yet to live up to its potential, but has a limitless, albeit difficult future ahead." more»

The Cyber-Sociology of Domain Names

Erica Wass is the editor and contributing author of the recently published book, "Addressing the World: National Identity and Internet Country Code Domains", (Rowman & Littlefield, October 2003). This book is an edited collection of original essays by domain name administrators, academics, journalists and lawyers that examine the connections between various cultures and the use and regulation of their country code domain names. CircleID recently caught up with Erica Wass to gain a better insight into the work behind this book. What follows is the first article of a three-part series where Erica shares her insight and discoveries that lead her to a sophisticated global perspective on "Addressing the world". She begins by examining cyber-sociology of ccTLDs -- the underlying theme of the book. more»

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DNSDomain NamesTop-Level DomainsInternet GovernancePolicy & RegulationICANN

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