Tindal, one of the four
co-founders of Donuts
Inc., the largest
operator of new top level domain
registries with close to 200
extensions in their portfolio, has
decided to retire. The news came in
on the company blog from Donuts CEO Bruce
Jaffe today. Tindal has also
served as the company's COO since he
joined with Paul Stahura, Jon
Nevett and Dan Schindler
to launch the firm in 2010.
has been a key management team
member at some of the industry's
leading companies over the past two
decades, having served at Verisign,
Melbourne IT, Neustar
and Demand Media before
becoming a key player in the massive
expansion of domain namespace
through the introduction of new
gTLDs via Donuts.
post today, Jaffe wrote, "On behalf of everyone at Donuts, I want to publicly thank you, Richard, for all that youíve accomplished Ė both here at the company and within this industry."
"Richard and team pored through data, created a process that considered thousands of candidate TLDs, and finally
Donuts Co-Founder and COO
whittled the list down to
307 applications - a bold and unprecedented effort. Though I wasnít part of the industry back then, I can imagine it was a crazy and exciting time! I know for certain that Richardís passion, focus, drive (and humor) were key to helping it all come together; Donutsí success is in large measure the result of his work and foresight."
added, "On a personal level, I cannot thank Richard enough for having the courage to start Donuts with his co-founders, and for his patience in coaching and advising me and so many others. Richardís industry knowledge, business acumen, and laid-back style will truly be missed by everyone. Richard, I speak for everyone at Donuts when I wish you all the best for your coming years. We vow at Donuts to continue your excellent work into the future."