Donuts (company)

Donuts Inc. is a domain name registry with a portfolio of 242 new generic top-level domains (gTLDs), as made possible by ICANN's gTLD expansion program. It was co-founded in 2010 by Paul Stahura, Jonathon Nevett, Richard Tindal, and Daniel Schindler. The company's headquarters are located in Bellevue, Washington.

Donuts Inc.
Type of site
Private
Founded2010 (2010)
Headquarters Kirkland, Washington, U.S.
Key peopleBruce Jaffe, CEO
Paul Stahura, Co-founder and Executive Chair
Jonathon Nevett, Co-founder
David Rostov, CFO
IndustryInternet
Websitedonuts.domains
Alexa rank 260,769 (November 2016)[1]

In September 2012, Donuts was ranked #14 in The Wall Street Journal's Top 50 Start-Ups for 2012. It was also the newest start-up on the list.[2] In 2017, founding CEO Paul Stahura became Executive Chair of the board of directors, and board member Bruce Jaffe became CEO. In July 2017, Donuts acquired Rightside, further augmenting its top-level domain portfolio, and was ranked #1 on the Deloitte Fast 500 North America list.[3]

On Sep 5, 2018 Donuts entered into an agreement to be acquired by private equity firm Abry Partners.[4]

References

  1. "donuts.domains Site Overview". Alexa Internet. Retrieved November 21, 2016.
  2. Looking for the 'Next Big Thing'? Ranking the Top 50 Start-Ups, Online.WSJ.com. Published September 2012.
  3. "Top five 2017 North America Fast 500 winners". Deloitte. Retrieved November 24, 2017.
  4. "Abry Partners Enters Into Agreement to Invest Majority Stake in Donuts Inc". www.prnewswire.com. Retrieved August 8, 2019.
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