Paul has been a technology entrepreneur for decades. He founded domain name registrar eNom in his garage in 1997 with little capital and during a time when the industry was dominated by a single combined registrar and registry. In less than 10 years, the company became the second largest domain name registrar in the world while achieving $80 million in highly profitable revenue.
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Paul sold eNom to Demand Media in 2006, first becoming Demand Media's President and Chief Operating Officer and thereafter its Chief Strategy Officer. Paul also served as a Demand Media board member until his departure in 2009. During Paul’s tenure at Demand Media, and after, Demand Media acquired other domain name industry companies and spun out the entire business in 2014 as a separate public company called “Rightside” and it now trades under the “NAME” symbol on Nasdaq. A prominent figure in both the domain industry and ICANN community, Paul brought thousands of domain name resellers and numerous ICANN-accredited registrars to the eNom platform. Paul has participated in more than 30 ICANN meetings and presented on various expert panels; additionally, he was twice elected by his peers to represent the Registrar Stakeholder Group on the ICANN nominating committee.