Byron Holland, President & CEO of Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA)

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Byron Holland – President and CEO of CIRA


Byron Holland is the President and CEO of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority. He has also held numerous leadership positions within the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers and currently sits on the Board of Directors for TORIX, Canada’s largest internet exchange point. He is also a member of the nominations committee for the American Registry for Internet Numbers. Byron has written extensively about the future of the internet in Canada.

Organization Profile:

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is a not-for-profit organization best known for managing the .CA internet domain. CIRA is one of the leading managers of country code top-level domains in the world, with over 3 million domains under management, and over 10% of the world’s top-level domains using its Domain Name System (DNS) services. The organization offers a suite of enterprise-quality cybersecurity, registry, and DNS services.