Nomulus, a new back-end registry services entrant announced by Google today, brings the latest advances in systems engineering and technical functionality to TLD registries. Designed to be highly scalable, the shared, cloud-based system can provide registries with flexibility, control, latitude for innovation, customization, and operational cost savings. Donuts’ contributions include technical specifications for the Domains Protected Marks List (DPML), Early Access Period (EAP) and tiered pricing — all hallmarks of Donuts innovations —along with other features that take the system well beyond critical back-end functions.
According to Donuts co-founder and CEO Paul Stahura, the option to evaluate and contribute to the Google Nomulus project presented a unique opportunity. “As the world’s largest operator of new TLDs, Donuts must continually explore compelling technologies and ensure our back-end operations are cost-efficient and flexible,” he said. “Collaborating with Google on this groundbreaking project is an opportunity to do exactly that.”
“Google has a phenomenal record of stability, an almost peerless engineering team, endless computing resources and global scale. These are additional potential benefits for us and others who may contribute to or utilize the system,” Stahura said. “We have been happy to evaluate and contribute to this open source project over the past 20 months because this platform provides Donuts with an alternative back-end with significant benefits,” Stahura said.
For registrars interested in exploring a Nomulus extensible provisioning protocol (EPP) interface, Donuts has opened a preview environment at preview.nomulus.donuts.domains. More information about access to the system is available to registrars from their Donuts representatives.
Donuts securely operates the largest number of the Internet’s top-level domain names and provides varied and relevant online identities, in multiple languages and character sets, to businesses, individuals, and organizations worldwide. Donuts is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, with offices in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and London. For more information, please visitwww.donuts.domains.
SOURCE Donuts Inc.