Paul Stahura

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Paul Stahura is the President and COO, 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.[1] 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.

ICANN Involvement

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


After the launch of eNom in 1997 it just took 7 years for it to develop into the largest and most active domain distribution reseller network in the domain industry, with over 8.5 million domain names on the eNom platform. Recognized as the second largest domain name registrar in the world, eNom has also won various industry awards; for example, as the best registrar for resellers from Name Intelligence five years running.

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 comes from an engineering and business background, with Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in electrical engineering from Purdue University.[2]


Paul, known for his creative technical ideas, business collaborations and friendly approachable nature, continues to set the technological and business directions for eNom while residing in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with his wife and three children.