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Crawford returns to industry to head up Com Laude

Kevin Murphy, June 25, 2024, 13:24:11 (UTC), Domain Registrars

If you can’t buy ’em, join ’em?

Ben Crawford, who was CEO of Team Internet back when it was CentralNic, has returned to the industry after a couple years away as a consultant/director to become the new CEO of corporate registrar Com Laude, a company he said he once tried to buy.

Crawford said he has also become an investor in the company and joined its board. He replaces Glenn Hayward, who is leaving the company after six years in the corner office.

“Com Laude was the first corporate domain name management firm I attempted to acquire, back in 2017,” he said on social media. “Sadly, we weren’t able to afford it back then.”

Company co-founder Nick Wood is also returning to sit on the board, having left in April after Com Laude announced new investors.


Comments (1)

  1. Observer says:

    Founder out, 10 weeks later, back in. Old CEO out, new CEO in. The new owners seem to be a bit nervous about the business.

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