CEO of the Public Interest Registry (PIR)
Brian Cute assumed the leadership position as CEO of PIR in 2011, backed by more than 12 years of experience in the Internet and communications industry. Prior to joining PIR, Brian served as vice president of discovery services for Afilias, the world’s leading provider of Internet infrastructure solutions that connect people to their data and registry systems provider to PIR for the .ORG domain. His experience within the domain name system (DNS) runs deep, having 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 and has a keen interest in the development of the Internet of Things. A lawyer by trade, Brian began his career representing the competitive telecommunications service providers. He subsequently served as senior counsel at Teleglobe Communications, advising country managers on the expansion of Teleglobe’s submarine cable, satellite and terrestrial network in Europe and Asia.