Welcoming Brian Cute As The Next CEO of PIR
Today, it’s my pleasure to announce that Mr. Brian Cute has been named CEO of .ORG, The Public Interest Registry, effective February 1. It’s been an honor to serve as interim CEO over the past few months, and as I return to my position as Chairman of the Board, I – as well as the rest of the PIR team – look forward to working alongside Brian in cementing .ORG’s position as the most trusted domain.
As you know, PIR’s core mission is to serve the public interest and provide a safer, more secure Internet. Those primary values echo throughout Brian's work and general approach. A veteran of the Internet and communications industry for more than 12 years who most recently held the position of vice president of discovery services for Afilias, Brian has extensive experience with the domain name system (DNS), having also had management positions in both a leading domain name registrar, Network Solutions, as director of policy, and a leading registry, Verisign, as vice president of government relations until 2003. He has led initiatives on wait-list service, private domain registrations, the elimination of Bulk WHOIS, and numerous other ICANN policy matters.
As the Internet continues to grow, it becomes even more imperative that we protect the public’s best interest. I have no doubt that Brian’s experience combined with his strong leadership skills and intellect will further PIR’s leadership position in the continued evolution of the Internet.