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Com Laude new 2018_2

Domain management

Vespa Capital invested in Com Laude in 2017

Business Profile

  • Com Laude provides mission critical corporate domain name management and advisory services to multinational corporate brand owners, enabling them to effectively manage their essential domain assets and protecting them against brand as well as security infringements.

  • Com Laude provides four core services; domain name portfolio management (registrations, renewals, audits and acquisitions), brand protection (domain name monitoring with recovery and dispute management), domain name security services (to mitigate and help prevent cyber attacks and online fraud) and dot brand and new gTLD services (strategic consultancy and management).

  • The Com Laude Group has c.250,000 domains under management and provides its services to a loyal and growing base of over 500 clients and channel partners. The Group is strongly endorsed by some of the world’s most recognised brands.

Key Strengths

Vespa Capital invested in Com Laude Group in May 2017 attracted by its global blue-chip customer base and market leading position in new generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) registry services. Since acquiring the business Vespa Capital has worked with the Group management to strengthen the management team, widen Com Laude's global reach and build out its product offering, which was partly delivered through the acquisition of Demys.

  • Experienced management team; In particular Nick Wood and Lorna Gradden are respected ‘Thought Leaders’ within the industry. They are supported by a highly skilled management team.
  • Domain names are critical infrastructure to corporates and groups. The Group’s offering services brand owners requirement to secure Intellectual Property rights in the expanding and developing global domain name ecosystem. 
  • The Group service combines highly professional, personalised, customer service with market leading technology, having invested significantly in core technologies and innovative platforms since inception.
  • Com Laude works with leading global corporations, including 13 of Interbrand’s “Best 100 Global Brands.
  • During Round One of ICANN’s new gTLD registry program, Com Laude managed 120 applications, 18% of those submitted by brands.

 

What Com Laude says

The opportunity to partner with Vespa Capital is an exciting moment for us. We are proud of our heritage and the quality of the team we work with. It is our staff’s expertise in the provision of domain management security and strategic advice that sets us apart. This investment will strengthen our market position and enable us to grow.

Lorna Gradden, Co-Founder, Com Laude Group