My first election campaign! CIRA

I’m running for office (well, the board of directors of CIRA), vote early, vote often! There will be an online forum on September 20-27.

So CIRA.  If you have a .ca domain, you are a member. If you don’t have a .ca domain, well, why not?

“The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is a member-based not-for-profit organization, best known for managing the .CA internet domain on behalf of all Canadians, developing and implementing policies that support Canada’s internet community and representing the .CA registry internationally. We are building programs, products and services that leverage all the internet has to offer to help build a better online Canada, while providing a safe, secure and trusted online experience to all Canadians.”

Why me? Why not me! I’ve been putting cats and the Internet together for more than 30 years, from BBS to dial to university leased lines to Nortel 1 meg modem through dsl, through HFC DOCSIS 1.1/2.0/3.0/3.1 (and of course 1xrtt->evdo->gprs->edge->hspa->lte).  (Matt and) I wrote the book/paper on DOCSIS.

The election will be from Sept 27 through Oct 4. Feel free to post your comments asking me what I would do/not do, or to explain why you think I’m the (best)/(worst) person possible for this!

And, or, well, there’s an online ‘town hall’:

CIRA will be promoting an online “Town Hall” on the Campaign Forum. Candidates are
asked to be online September 20, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET. During this time Members and
the general public can ask candidates questions and get immediate responses.





10 Responses to “My first election campaign! CIRA”

  1. Nick St. Pierre

    Vote Quimby!

  2. Lee

    What’s your Rickroll policy?

  3. Don, you have my .ca vote IFF you post a picture of you kissing a more commonly known as .

  4. insert picture of ^ (cat baby)
    insert commonly known as ^ (challenge-response)

  5. Tom Donnelly

    I think it is time to update your platform to take into account the latest science and get some puppy photos

  6. Jayme Snyder

    You have my vote. I really wish CIRA had the stones to ensure that whois/registration information was valid and not through proxy. Let .co, .tv, .me etc. capitalize on the fast and loose fly by night domains. Why can’t they use the minimal of modern technology to help flag invalid registrations?

  7. Dan Deeth

    Sadly, (or if being honest, positively) my idea for “Make .CA Great Again” hats was immediately dismissed.

  8. John Glass

    You’ve got my vote. Just remind me once the window opens 🙂

  9. Bruce LeBuhn

    @Dan Deeth…the MCAGA idea kinda has a ring to it…

  10. Ben Robitaille

    Go Don go!

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