Donuts Named #1 in Deloitte Fast 500

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Donuts Inc. Ranked Fastest-Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2017 Technology Fast 500™

Global Demand for New Domain Names Fueling Donuts’ Rapid Growth

Seattle, WA November 9, 2017Donuts Inc., the global leader in high-quality, new top-level Internet domains, today announced it is #1 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America.

Bruce Jaffe, Donuts president and chief executive officer, cited growing global demand for more descriptive, meaningful domain names and the company’s strong business execution for powering its rapid revenue growth. He said, “Donuts has the world’s largest portfolio of new domain names, which range from .CAREERS, .SOCIAL, .LIVE, .NEWS, and over 200 more.”

“Individuals and organizations have recognized the power of new domains in promoting their brands online – for their primary and ancillary websites, for their social and ecommerce platforms, and for their online advertising and marketing,” Jaffe continued. “From, to, to, to – businesses of all sizes and types are embracing new domains to connect more effectively with their target audiences. We expect that Donuts’ Fast 500 achievement will help to further accelerate worldwide adoption of new domains.”

“The Deloitte 2017 North America Technology Fast 500 winners illustrate the impact of technological innovation and world-class customer service in driving growth, in a fiercely competitive environment,” said Sandra Shirai, vice chairman, Deloitte Consulting LLP and U.S. technology, media and telecommunications leader. “These companies are on the cutting edge and are transforming the way we do business. We extend our sincere congratulations to all the winners for achieving remarkable growth while delivering new services and experiences for their customers.”

Overall, 2017 Technology Fast 500™ companies achieved revenue growth ranging from 137 percent to 59,093 percent from 2013 to 2016, with median growth of 378 percent.

About Deloitte’s 2017 Technology Fast 500™

Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 provides a ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies — both public and private — in North America. Technology Fast 500 award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2013 to 2016.
In order to be eligible for Technology Fast 500 recognition, companies must own proprietary intellectual property or technology that is sold to customers in products that contribute to a majority of the company’s operating revenues. Companies must have base-year operating revenues of at least $50,000 USD, and current-year operating revenues of at least $5 million USD. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of four years and be headquartered within North America.

About Donuts

Donuts Inc. offers individuals and organizations new ways to manage and promote their digital identities. Donuts holds the world’s largest portfolio of top-level domains and provides its registrar / reseller customers with innovative services for the discovery, registration, usage and monetization of high-quality domain names. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Donuts, the registrar is one of the most admired brands in the industry. Donuts’ headquarters are in Kirkland, WA; it has offices in Denver, CO; Washington, DC; Dublin, Ireland and Beijing, China.

Judith McGarry, Donuts Inc.