Public Domain

Byron Holland's perspective on the Internet and domain space.

Byron Holland is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA)

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ICANN Accountability: Beware the bridge too far

September 25, 2015
Yesterday I had the privilege of delivering the keynote address at the inaugural Internet Society (Canada) Symposium. In my remarks, I took the opportunity to talk about my thoughts on the current status of the IANA stewardship transition and enhancing ICANN accountability processes.

Caveat emptor in the "sharing" economy

August 19, 2015
We all know the Internet has dramatically changed the business environment for many industries. From the music industry to journalism and publishing, businesses all over the world have had to adapt since the Internet took hold as a vehicle for commerce more than a decade ago.Now we have the sharing economy. If its profile in the media is any indication, new companies like Uber and AirBnB represent a disruptive force with the potential to dominate the travel industry. It’s even become political... More

25 ways to build a stronger Internet in Canada

May 28, 2015
As a digital nation, Canada has a lot to be proud of. From the inception of the public Internet, our nation has been among the world’s leaders in both usage and the development of new online technologies. Perhaps it’s because of our geography, or maybe it’s the weather (who hasn’t binged entire seasons of House of Cards on a cold January weekend?), but we have taken to the Internet in ways many of our global counterparts haven’t.

Measuring Canada’s Internet performance one test at a time

May 6, 2015
CIRA's new Internet performance test will contribute to the knowledge base about the Internet in Canada.