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'''Paul Stahura''' is the CEO and Co-Founder of [[Donuts]] Inc.<ref>[http://twitter.com/#!/stahura Twitter Profile]</ref> He is a 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 in 2006,<ref>[http://domain-blog.info/2006/5/eNom-Acquired-by-Demand-Media.php Domain-Blog.info]</ref> Paul remained the CEO of [[eNom]] and held the aforementioned positions at Demand Media until 2009, after which he left the company.
Mr. Stahura's current venture, Donuts Inc., is
still coalescing; given the timing and the people he is working with it is speculated to be a new [[gTLD]] venture.<ref>[http:// domainnamewire.com/ 2011/ 05/ 05/confirmed- new- paul- stahura- venture- donuts- is- for- domain- names/ New Paul Stahura Venture - DomainNameWire.com]</ref>
Paul Stahura 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.
In a letter dated December 8th, 2011, Paul Stahura, along with twenty-seven other domain name industry representatives, wrote to Sen. Jay Rockefeller and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison to support [[ICANN]]'s new gTLD program, in response to the [[ICANN#New_gTLD_Senate_and_House_of_Representatives_Hearings|Senate Hearings]] taking place on the same day. They supported ICANN's argument that the program would be innovative and economically beneficial, and noted that the program took a diverse group of international stakeholders years to develop.<ref>[http://domainincite.com/new-gtld-industry-pleads-with-senators/ New gTLD industry pleads with senators, domainincite.com]</ref> The letter can be found [http://domainincite.com/docs/Senate-Letter-ICANN-Expansion-of-Top-Level-Domains-08.DEC.2011.pdf here].
* [[LongTail Domain Proposal]] Presented in [[ICANN 26|Morocco 2006]]