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We invest in seasoned information service companies, with proven businesses models, that are ready for accelerated growth and enhanced performance through the application of new technologies and sector-focused operating experience.

Donuts Inc. is a US-based global business, providing individuals and organizations unique domain names to promote and enhance their digital identities. They own the world’s largest portfolio of new top-level domains (TLDs). It’s specialized technology makes Internet addresses more accessible and useful through a wide range of applications, including Internet domain registry and Managed DNS services. In addition, Donuts Inc. provides registrar customers with innovative services for the discovery, registration, use and monetization of high-quality domain names, through its registrar, Name.com.

Ethos’ investment facilitated the merger between Donuts Inc. and Afilias, Inc., the fourth and second largest domain name registries, respectively. The combined company now owns the largest portfolio of top-level domains under management in the world and is 5x larger than its next competitor’s portfolio.

Status
Current

Headquarters
Seattle, WA

Website
www.donuts.domains

Consolidated company:
274
Top Level Domains owned

11+M Domain registrations
26+M domains under management

(as of May 18, 2021)

Afilias, Inc. is a US-based global domain name registry operator and provider of Internet domain registry services, Managed DNS services and Mobile & Web services. It is the second largest Internet domain name registry, with 20 million domains under management. It was founded in 2000 by a group of 18 founding registrars and currently has offices in 6 countries.

Ethos’ investment in Donuts Inc. facilitated its merger with Afilias, Inc.

Status
Current

Headquarters
Horsham, PA

Website
www.afilias.info

27 Top Level Domains owned
4.9M Domain registrations
20+M domains under management

(as of May 18, 2021)