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'''Paul Stahura' '' is the former President and Chief Strategy Officer, and a member of the board of directors, of [[Demand Media]], Inc. Demand Media is the parent company of [[eNom]], Inc. Paul launched eNom in 1997 from an ISDN line in his garage in Redmond Washington.<ref>[http:// www.domainnamenews.com/ people/paul- stahura- leaving- enom- demand- media/ 6591 Paul Stahura Leaving eNom and Demand Media After 12 Years]</ref> After the Demand Media acquisition Paul remained the CEO of [[eNom]] until 2009, after which he left the company.
Paul has over twenty years experience in the software development industry, with the most recent ten of those years spent in the Internet and [[DNS]] space.
He is currently a board member of [[AboutUs.org]].<ref>[http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=3682337&authType=name&authToken=DKGa&pvs=pp&trk=ppro_viewmore LinkedIn]</ref>
==ICANN Involvement==Paul is a member of the [[ICANN]] [[Whois Task Force]]. He was elected to serve on the [[NomCom|ICANN Nomination Committee]] by the [[
Registrars Constituency]] in November, 2006. ==Progress== 7 years after the launch of [[eNom]] in 1997 it became the largest and most active domain distribution reseller network in the domain industry, with over 8.5 million domain names on the eNom platform. It has been recognized as the second largest domain name registrar in the world, and was rated the best registrar for resellers from [[Name Intelligence]] five years running.<ref>[http://nomcom.icann.org/bios-2008.htm NomCom Bios]</ref>
Prior to eNom, Paul was a Principal in a company that performed consulting services for Fortune-500 clients with enterprise-wide development, database, and complex system architecture and PM needs. Paul and his partners sold the 60-employee company in 2000
to Demand Media, Inc.
Paul holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degrees in electrical engineering from Purdue University.<ref>[http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=24434803&privcapId=32367862&previousCapId=32367862&previousTitle=eNom,%20Inc. investing.businessweek.com]</ref>
* [[LongTail Domain Proposal]] Presented in Morocco 2006