Ross Rader

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Country: Canada
Email: ross [at]


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Ross Rader has been the General Manager of, a division of Tucows Inc., since 2005. He has been a Board Member of CIRA since 2004,[1] and is the chair of its Board Governance Committee.[2]

Past Work

Ross has been with Tucows since the very beginning. He has served as Director of Retail Services at Tucows Inc., Director of Research & Innovation at Tucows Inc., and Director of Assigned Names Division at Tucows Inc.[3] He led Tucows' launch of OpenSRS in 2000. Since 2005, he has managed Tucows' retail operations,[4] and in 2008, launched[5]

Prior to joining Tucows, Ross was the Director of Marketing at Internet Direct and the General Manager at Internet Direct.[6]

He has also served as a member of Board Elections Committee at UMCA, an ALAC Representative for the NomCom, and Councillor of the GNSO Registrar Constituency at ICANN.[7] He is an active contributor to Canadian and international Internet policy and has played a role in the development of several key policies.[8]


He received his education from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management, the University of Western Ontario's Richard Ivey School of Business, the University of Winnipeg.

Fun Fact

Ross is an active ultra-distance cyclist. He holds the current world record for the fastest crossing of the province of Ontario.[9]