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The latest industry C-suite musical chairs

There have been several top-level hires at big new gTLD players in the last week. Donuts has announced it has appointed Mina Neuberg as chief marketing officer. Neuberg appears to be a newcomer to the domain industry, having most recently worked at a l...
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Donuts hires new CFO

Former Napster CFO joins top level domain name company. Top level domain name company Donuts has hired Randy Haas as its new Chief Financial Officer. Haas was previously CFO of Napster (Rhapsody). Prior to that, he spent 19 years in finance roles at Microsoft. Donuts is owned by private equity company Abry Partners, which acquired […]

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The interesting connection between the .Org deal and ICANN

Former ICANN CEO Fadi Chehadé appears to have a connection to the latest big deal in the domain name industry. This morning, Internet Society announced it is selling Public Interest Registry, the non-profit that runs the .org domain name, to Ethos Capital. Ethos Capital isn’t exactly a household name. In fact, it appears to have […]

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Donuts slashes prices on a million domains

Donuts is to overhaul the pricing on 1.1 million registry-reserved “premium” domain names, taking hundreds of thousands out of premium status altogether. The company said today that it has decided to reduce the registration cost of 250,000 ...
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Donuts moves back to Bellevue

Registry for hundreds of top level domains returns to its original building. Top level domain name registry Donuts has returned to its former home in Bellevue, Washington. The company had been located down the street in Kirkland, Washington, where Rightside was located. Donuts acquired Rightside in 2017 and left its original office in Bellevue to […]

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Donuts: more M&A, focus on channel

CEO lays out priorities for new top level domain company. Donuts CEO Akram Atallah has provided an update on the top level domain company’s plans through the company’s blog. It’s his first published statement that I’m aware of since Abry Partners bought Donuts and installed him as CEO. In his message, he makes two pronouncements: […]

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Donuts acquires its 242nd gTLD

Donuts, the registry with the largest stable of new gTLDs, has added its 242nd string to its bow. The company seems to have acquired .contact from, nominally at least, smaller portfolio rival Top Level Spectrum. The ICANN contract for the gTLD was tran...
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