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Join the CIRA Board of Directors and help build trusted Canadian values online

OTTAWA – May 8, 2013 – The Canadian Internet Registration Authority’s (CIRA) Nomination Committee is seeking dynamic individuals with an interest in building Canadian values online. This marks the official launch of CIRA’s twelfth Board of Directors Election.

CIRA’s Nomination Committee will review applications and select the Final Nomination Committee Slate which will then be voted on by .CA Members during the September election. There are three nomination committee seats available, all of which will hold three-year terms.

Canadians with Board experience and relevant background in technology or the internet industry are encouraged to apply. Expertise in one of the following areas would be an asset: auditing and accounting, risk management, strategic planning and relevant technology. Becoming a CIRA Board Director is a unique opportunity to work with Canada's internet leaders as they develop strategy and policy that position .CA for operational excellence. The skills, experience and expertise Board members bring to the table will help guide CIRA as it fulfills its mandate to manage the .CA domain as a key public resource for the benefit of all Canadians.

Submit your nominations between May 8 at noon ET and June 6 at 6 p.m. ET.

The internet belongs to all of us, and impacts every aspect of our lives. CIRA's election process provides Canadians and .CA Members the opportunity to take a leadership role in the development of the Internet of the future to ensure it continues to be an open and accessible public resource.

Information on CIRA’s Board of Directors Election can be found at

*Please note that a previous version of this announcement had included the wrong date for the nominations deadline. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

About CIRA
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is the organization that manages Canada's .CA domain name registry, develops and implements policies that support Canada's internet community and represents the .CA registry internationally.

For additional information, please contact:

Tanya O’Callaghan
Communications Manager
(613) 237-5335 ext. 262