CIRA Election Forum
Forum électoral de CIRA

We appreciate everyone's participation and lively discussion surrounding CIRA's board election.
Voting will end today (October 4) at 12:30 at which time the election forum will become inactive.

Nous apprécions la participation de tous·tes et les discussions animées entourant l'élection du conseil de CIRA.
Le vote se terminera aujourd'hui (le 4 octobre) à 12h30, au même moment le forum électoral deviendra inactif.

Forum Forum Questions for candidates / Questions pour les candidat·e·s How will you ensure the needs of all .CA registrants are considered at CIRA? Reply To: How will you ensure the needs of all .CA registrants are considered at CIRA?

  • Robert

    September 21, 2023 at 9:05 pm

    Many thanks for the question, Daniel.

    Two primary items to consider to this question:

    a.) I agree with Frank that CIRA needs more domain industry representation on the board. Meaning board members who see beyond CIRA and have a good operational understanding of industry influence factors that impact registrants worldwide, not only .CA registrants – E.g. registrant verification (processes, complexity, what works/doesn’t, industry standards, explored approaches). Having Board members who understand what other country-code Top-level-Domains are doing allows them to have more meaningful discussions on the various topics and should result in better outcomes for Canadian Registrants, or at minimum, be on par with the general trends of our industry.

    b.) Member Engagement: It is imperative that CIRA regularly revisits member engagement to ensure registrant interests are well represented from all segments of registrants and the country. In understanding our registrants are likely busy and focused on their own goals, appealing, simple, meaningful, and educational communications are key – as is showing registrants what we do with their feedback (to further build trust and continued engagement by proving that we are actively listening and action driven). The current processes for member engagement will need to be reviewed and discussed