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Type: Privately held
Industry: Internet
Founded: 2010
Founder(s): Paul Stahura
Jonathon Nevett
Headquarters: 10500 NE 8th Street
Suite 350

Bellevue, WA 98004

Country: USA
Key People
Paul Stahura, CEO
Jonathon Nevett, EVP
Daniel Schindler, EVP
Richard Tindal COO
Kevin Wilson, CFO
Mason Cole, VP of Communications
Chris Cowherd, CTO

Donuts is a start-up company that was created to apply and run new gTLDs as made possible by ICANN's gTLD expansion program; it was co-founded by Paul Stahura, Jonathon Nevett, Richard Tindal, and Daniel Schindler. In April 2011, the company was in stealth mode and raising capital; based on the company's filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Donuts raised $1 million equity financing.[1] Since then it has submitted 307 gTLD Applications and secured an initial investment of $100 million in financing, and a subsequent round of an undisclosed amount though apparently it "almost doubles" its reserves. The second round of funding was earmarked specifically for gTLD Auctions to resolve its 158 contention sets.[2] The company's headquarters is located in Bellevue, Washington.

  1. Former Demand Media exec Paul Stahura emerges at stealthy Donuts Inc., Published 30 April 2011. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
  2. Donuts Gets Another 100million Funding, Published & Retrieved April 9 2013