Donuts (company)

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Donuts Inc.
Type of site
Founded 2010; 8 years ago (2010)
Headquarters Kirkland, Washington, Washington, U.S.
Key people Bruce Jaffe, CEO
Paul Stahura, Co-founder and Executive Chair
Jonathon Nevett, Co-founder
David Rostov, CFO
Industry Internet
Alexa rank Negative increase 260,769 (November 2016)[1]

Donuts Inc. is a domain name registry with a portfolio of 240 new generic top-level domains (gTLDs), as made possible by ICANN's gTLD expansion program. It was co-founded in 2010 by Paul Stahura, Jonathon Nevett, Richard Tindal, and Daniel Schindler. The company's headquarters are located in Kirkland, Washington.

In September 2012, Donuts was ranked #14 in The Wall Street Journal's Top 50 Start-Ups for 2012. It was also the newest start-up on the list.[2] In 2017, founding CEO Paul Stahura became Executive Chair of the board of directors, and board member Bruce Jaffe became CEO. In July 2017, Donuts acquired Rightside, further augmenting its top-level domain portfolio, and was ranked #1 on the Deloitte Fast 500 North America list.[3]


  1. ^ " Site Overview". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2016-11-21.
  2. ^ Looking for the 'Next Big Thing'? Ranking the Top 50 Start-Ups, Published September 2012.
  3. ^ "Top five 2017 North America Fast 500 winners". Deloitte. Retrieved 24 November 2017.

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