In August 2012, Donuts was accused of cybersquatting claims, because Stirling had owned several Disney and Olympics trademarks, such as spaindisneyland.com, juegosolimpicoslondres.com, disneymalaga.com, 2020olympicos.com, and many other similar domain names. Such ownings were unlikely to pass UDRP challenges.
Donuts released a statement, saying that Stirling was no longer with the company and that, "It's disappointing to see Donuts' contributions to new gTLD expansion attacked by those (including some unwilling to disclose their identities) who attempt to portray the company or those associated with it as bad actors."
- (Former) Donuts director hit with cybersquatting claim over Disney and Olympic domains, DomainIncite.com. Published 7 August 2012. Retrieved 7 December 2012.