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)

Public Domain

Telus helps bring the modern Internet to Canada with IPv6

January 22, 2016
It seems that everyone is talking about the Internet of Things (IoT) lately. At the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the IoT was the hot topic, with dozens of organizations championing the promise of a truly inter-connected world.

The .CA Community Investment Program: building a better online Canada

January 19, 2016
The skills Canadian kids will need to succeed in the 21st century economy are very different from those their parents learned in school. The increasingly global and increasingly digital economy demands a workforce that is able to adeptly navigate the online world, be comfortable with the rapid pace of change in the technology sphere, and have more than a basic understanding of code. That’s why I believe organizations like those that help kids learn to code are so important.

How the Internet works – a philosophical explanation

January 5, 2016
If you’re involved in the Internet governance world, you likely subscribe to any number of mailing lists. Email inboxes fill daily with discussions of a wide variety of topics in the ecosystem, from ICANN accountability to marketing to Internet infrastructure. Following these important discussions can get - with apologies to the brilliant folks posting there - a little tedious. However, every now and then a real gem is posted.

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.