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Paul Stahura

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Paul Stahura is the CEO and Co-Founder of Donuts Inc..[1] 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.[2] After the Demand Media acquisition 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.[3]

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[4]

ICANN Involvement

Paul is a member of the ICANN Whois Task Force. He was elected to serve on the ICANN Nomination Committee by the Registrar Constituency in November, 2006.


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 by Name Intelligence five years running.[5]

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.[6]