Identity Digital Inc.
Company typePrivate
IndustryDomain name registry
Domain name registrar
PredecessorDonuts
Founded2010 (2010) (as Donuts)
June 2022 (as Identity Digital)
Headquarters,
U.S.
Key people
Akram Atallah, CEO
OwnerEthos Capital
Websiteidentity.digital

Identity Digital Inc. is a company with affiliated entities that operate in the domain name industry, including a domain name registrar and registry services provider.[1][2][3][4] The company acquired the registry operator and back-end registry services divisions of Afilias, Inc. in 2020. Both Donuts Inc. (the parent company) and Afilias Inc. were rebranded and brought under the single company brand name Identity Digital in 2022.[1]

Donuts Inc

See also: Donuts (company)

Donuts Inc. was a parent company with affiliated entities that operated in the domain name industry, including a domain name registrar and registries, that provided paid domain names via its subsidiaries’ registry operator status (for example, managing the .social gTLD) and contracts between its subsidiaries and other registries and registrars.[5][6][7][8]

Afilias

Afilias was founded in October 2000 by a group of 19 major domain name registrars.[9][10] In November 2020, Afilias was acquired by the domain name registry operator Donuts.[11]

Managed TLDs

Identity Digital / Donuts is either the ICANN-approved sponsor organization or owns controlling interest in the ICANN-approved sponsor organization for 264 top-level domains,[12] approximately 30% of all generally-available TLDs.[13]

Business
.limited .ltd .management .network .partners
.sarl .services .solutions .ventures .support
.associates .business .careers .center .consulting
.company .enterprises .gmbh .group .industries
.international .企业
Education
.academy .church .education .institute .mba
.school .schule .university .degree
Entertainment
.bingo .bet .casino .dating .dog
.events .games .movie .lotto .show
.singles .theater .actor .band .dance
.live .poker .rocks .studio .video
.游戏 (games) .娱乐 (entertainment)
Financial
.accountants .capital .cash .claims .credit
.creditcard .estate .exchange .finance .financial
.fund .global .holdings .insure .investments
.llc .loans .money .report .tax
Fun Domains
.cool .exposed .fail .black .red
.gripe .jetzt .ninja .blue .pink
.wtf .life .green .pet
Healthcare
.care .clinic .dental .dentist .doctor
.healthcare .hospital .rehab .rip .surgery
.vet .vision
Home and Construction
.plumbing .lighting .repair .tools .cleaning
.builders .construction .contractors .works .glass
.parts .pro .supplies .supply .tires
Legal
.legal .attorney .lawyer
News and Information
.bio .chat .directory .fyi .info
.memorial .tips .reviews .news .media
.today
Photography
.camera .equipment .gallery .graphics .photography
.photos .pictures
Political and Military
.democrat .republican .vote .army .airforce
.voto .navy .family
Real Estate
.apartments .camp .community .condos .farm
.house .immo .land .lease .maison
.properties .rentals .villas .haus .mortgage
.immobilien
Sports and Fitness
.bike .coach .football .golf .hockey
.pro .run .soccer .team .tennis
.training .ski .futbol .rocks .expert
.guru .fan .fitness
Style and Fashion
.boutique .clothing .diamonds .florist .furniture
.gold .jewelry .salon .shoes .style
.toys .watch .moda
Technology
.codes .computer .domains .systems .technology
.engineer .engineering .energy .mobi .solar
.software .网站 (web) .移动 (mobile)
Travel and Geography
.travel .city .cruises .flights .guide
.holiday .asia .irish .place .reise
.reisen .tours .town .vacations .viajes
.voyage .cab .limo .zone .world
.taxi
Shopping and Retail
.bargains .cards .cheap .coupons .deals
.delivery .direct .discount .express .gifts
.gratis .plus .shopping .tienda .sale
.promo .kaufen .market .auction .forsale
.商店 (shop/store)
Food and Beverage
.cafe .catering .coffee .kitchen .pizza
.recipes .restaurant .vin .wine .fish
.pub
Marketing and Communications
.agency .digital .email .marketing .media
.productions .social .studio

References

  1. ^ a b Digital, Identity. "Donuts Inc. and Afilias, Inc. Rebrand to Identity Digital". www.prnewswire.com. Retrieved 2022-07-12.
  2. ^ Allemann, Andrew (2022-06-22). "Donuts rebrands to Identity Digital". Domain Name Wire | Domain Name News. Retrieved 2022-07-12.
  3. ^ donuts-redesign. "Home". Donuts Inc. Retrieved 2022-07-12.
  4. ^ "Visit the Top Level Domain (TLD) Registry Services and DNS Solutions Experts | Afilias". afilias.info. Retrieved 2022-07-12.
  5. ^ "Donuts Inc.'s major play for new Web domain names raises eyebrows". washingtonpost.com. Retrieved 24 September 2012.
  6. ^ "Analysis | The Cybersecurity 202: Internet domain names are ripe for scam during coronavirus crisis". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2022-07-12.
  7. ^ "Domain name company Donuts Inc. is gobbled up by private equity firm". www.bizjournals.com. Retrieved 2022-07-12.
  8. ^ "Donuts Raises Secures Finances to Buy Rightside". www.bizjournals.com. Retrieved 2022-07-12.
  9. ^ "GMO Internet Group History". October 3, 2000. Retrieved February 4, 2016.
  10. ^ Portal, Presse (October 3, 2000). "World's Leading Internet Domain Name Registrars Unite to Create Top Level Domain With Global Appeal". Press Relations Presse Portal. Archived from the original on April 8, 2014. Retrieved January 3, 2014.
  11. ^ Neylon, Michele (November 19, 2020). "Donuts to Buy Afilias". InternetNews.me. Retrieved November 19, 2020.
  12. ^ domains. "Our Domains". Identity Digital. Retrieved 2023-05-10.
  13. ^ "What Is a Top-Level Domain? TLDs Explained with Examples". Semrush Blog. Retrieved 2024-01-12.