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Bellevue, USA
10500 NE 8th Street
Suite 350
Bellevue, WA, 98004


Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer
Co-Founder and Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs
Co-Founder & EVP, Sales and Marketing
Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Technology Officer and Vice President
VP Finance
VP & General Counsel
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Donuts is a domain name registry that is widening competition and choice in Internet identities through hundreds of new top-level domain name choices, securely operated in multiple languages and character sets. The company is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, with offices in Los Angeles and Washington, DC.

On June 5, 2012, Donuts announced that, as part of ICANN’s new TLD program, it has moved assertively to expand Internet namespace with 307 applications for new and varied TLDs in various character sets. The expansion will bring new industry competition and new choices for Internet end-users who need better, more specific domain names for their products and services.

Donuts’ initial funding totals more than $100 million in capital from multi-billion dollar private equity and venture funds. Executives indicate they intend to deploy the capital, and raise additional funding if necessary, to secure each applied-for TLD.

The company’s funding sources include:

  • Austin Ventures
  • Adams Street Partners
  • Emergence Capital Partners
  • TL Ventures
  • Generation Partners
  • Stahurricane (CEO Paul Stahura’s private investment fund)

Donuts also obtained a senior secured revolving credit facility with Comerica Bank.

Donuts was founded by Paul Stahura, Richard Tindal, Jonathon Nevett and Daniel Schindler—four industry veterans with extensive experience in registry and registrar operations and industry governance, and who have successfully launched TLDs, built industry-leading companies, and brought value and choice to the domain name marketplace.

Recent Milestones

  • Dollar
    Donuts received in Series B funding. (4/10/13)
    Posted 4/10/13 at 3:48am via
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    Donuts added Alvaro Alvarez as VP & General Counsel. (5/1/12)
    Posted 6/5/12 at 1:47pm
  • Check
    Donuts added Mason Cole as VP Communications & Industry Relations. (5/1/12)
    Posted 4/17/13 at 6:56pm
  • Check
    Donuts added Kevin Wilson as VP Finance. (5/1/12)
    Posted 6/5/12 at 1:47pm
  • Dollar
    Donuts received $100M in Series A funding. (1/1/12)
    Posted 6/9/12 at 3:54pm via
  • Check
    Donuts added Paul Stahura as Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO. (5/1/11)
    Posted 6/28/13 at 7:08am
  • Dollar
    Donuts received $1.06M in Partial Close funding. (4/29/11)
    Posted 11/13/13 at 2:06am via
  • Check
    Donuts added Daniel Schindler as Co-Founder & EVP, Sales and Marketing. (11/1/10)
    Posted 6/5/12 at 1:47pm
  • Check
    Donuts added Jonathon Nevett as Co-Founder and Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs. (11/1/10)
    Posted 6/5/12 at 1:47pm
  • Check
    Donuts added Richard Tindal as Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer. (11/1/10)
    Posted 6/5/12 at 1:47pm
  • Check
    Donuts added Thomas Ball as Board of Directors.
    Posted 7/24/13 at 8:44am



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  1. SEC ( [edit]
  2. .Choice: With $100M+ Raised, Donuts Launches A Registry For New Top-Level Domain Names ( [edit]
  3. After Its $100M+ Series A, Donuts, A Register For New gTLDs, Raises “Tens Of Millions” In Series B So It Can Bid For More .Names ( [edit]
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