Jonathon Nevett – President and CEO

Jonathon Nevett is a veteran of the domain name industry. He co-founded Donuts Inc. in 2010 and helped to raise in excess of $150M to form a registry of over 240 Internet domain extensions. He served as Donuts’ EVP for Corporate Affairs and on its Board of Directors. Jon also is a founding Board member of the Domain Name Association, the domain name industry’s trade association. Previously, Jon served as Senior Vice President at Network Solutions, where he was responsible for policy, government affairs, registry relations, and the corporate ethics office.  He also served as Chair of the Board of NameJet and Central Registry Solutions, two NetSol joint ventures with other industry companies.

Prior to joining the industry, he was a director at MCI, an associate at the law firm of Kirkland and Ellis, a judicial clerk in the U.S. District of Pennsylvania, a congressional campaign coordinator, and a legislative assistant in the New York State Assembly.

Joe Abley – Chief Technology Officer

Joe has spent the last twenty years working with internet infrastructure in many parts of the work, including satellite and under-sea cables, backbone and access networks and the domain name system. He has a nuanced understanding of the internet at a detailed, technical level, and a pragmatic appreciation of the needs of service providers and the end-users that depend on them.

Joe is an active contributor to efforts promoting technology education in developing regions, and a long-standing participant in standards bodies and technical operator communities. A long history of involvement with infrastructure development and technical capacity-building globally has helped build a world-wide personal network of colleagues in unusual places.

Anand Vora – Vice President, Business Affairs

Anand is an experienced strategy and business development executive with over a decade of experience in the domain name and internet industry. Prior to returning to Public Interest Registry, Anand served as the Director of Business Development at Donuts, Inc., where he led the go-to-market strategy with a focus on international markets; including leading the Donuts China operations. Anand is a regular public speaker at industry events.


Paul Diaz – Vice President, Policy

Paul brings nearly two decades of policy development and analysis experience to the Public Interest Registry policy team. Prior to joining Public Interest Registry he spent over 12 years as Senior Policy Manager for Network Solutions, where he led policy development and compliance initiatives that impacted the company’s corporate objectives as they related to new TLDs, ICANN consensus policies and industry regulations. During his tenure, Paul was also instrumental in acting as the company’s voice of governmental advocacy through presenting various issues to Congress and Executive branch agencies.


Kathy_hi-resKathy King – Vice President, Finance

Kathy leads the Finance, Accounting, Information Technology and Business Intelligence teams and brings more than 20 years of broad-based and progressively responsible experience in financial planning & analysis, budgeting & forecasting and accounting operations in the non-profit sector to Public Interest Registry.  Throughout her career, she was instrumental in creating effective strategies, tools and processes to grow the financial statements, strengthen internal controls, mitigate risk and enhance the overall customer experience.  Prior to joining Public Interest Registry, Kathy held various finance roles at the American Association for Motor Vehicle Administrators and Smithsonian Business Ventures.