Domain Name Expertise


Today the leadership of Com Laude Group features:

Nick Wood, Executive Chairman & Co-founder

Lorna Gradden, Director & Co-founder

Created the world’s first registrar for brand and IP owners back in 1994.

Nick Wood, Executive Chairman and co-founder, and Lorna Gradden, Director and co-founder, who together created the world’s first registrar for brand and IP owners back in 1994.

Glenn Hayward, Chief Executive Officer

Formerly in charge of strategy and finance at a major registry operator. He was the FD of Nominet, the UK’s registry for five years.

Jeff Neuman, SVP USA

Previously Vice President of Neustar Inc, responsible for law, policy and registry services for 15 years. He oversaw the launch of .biz and .nyc as well contracting registry services with over 300 new gTLDs. He is currently co-chair of ICANN’s Subsequent Procedures Working Group.

Andrew Lothian, Domain Consulting and ADR Director

Co-founder of Scotland’s premier IP & Brand Protection registrar, Demys. Andrew, a lawyer with 20 years’ experience, is an expert UDRP and WIPO panellist for WIPO, Nominet and the Czech Arbitration Court.

Susan Payne, Head of Legal Policy for Valideus

Our consultancy focussed on dot brand and new gTLD services, joined us from BBC Worldwide where she was Head of Brand Protection. She is an IP lawyer who has worked in the UK and Asia and is currently Honorary Legal Advisor to the Brand Registry Group and Secretary to the Intellectual Property Constituency of ICANN.

John Pryor, Commercial Director

Worked in IP Asset Management for nearly 20 years with a number of leading providers. He has also worked in-house with both EY and P&G.

Yoshi Murakami, Representative Director, Japan

Has worked for JPRS, the commercial arm of the .JP registry as well as in law firms and consultancy. He managed over 40 new gTLD applications between 2012 -2016.

Gareth Jehu, Global Operations Director

Has worked in domains and brand protection in the USA and UK for over two decades, including some of the most innovative registries and registrars.

Penny Hearn, Customer Experience Director

Co-founder of Scotland’s premier IP & Brand Protection registrar Demys, with 20+ years experience in corporate domain name management leading oversight and delivery for Demys’ clients since 1999.

Hayath Hussein, Group Client Services Director

With 17+ years of experience as a domain name expert, and in-house experience at a demanding FTSE 100 company, Hayath ensures team expertise and excellent service.

Com Laude continues to be committed to investing in talent and expanding our global footprint. We now have four US offices and one in Tokyo.

Get in touch for an assessment to see how strategic domain name management can help you protect your brand and your customers.

We outsource because we just couldn’t keep up with industry changes and we don’t have any connections to various bodies…..I am very happy with Com Laude. I know that I don’t have to try any other provider because no one will do such a great job at such a good price.

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