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CentralNic plc CEO Ben Crawford Interview on Million Dollar Domain Sales

CentralNic plc LON:CNIC CEO Ben Crawford chats with DirectorsTalk about a Million Dollar Domain Sales Agreement and the entering of FinTech space with the .bank domain.



Ben Crawford is one of the best-known figures in the domain industry, featuring extensively on ICANN’s “Ask the Experts” website and is frequently quoted in the global media. Ben has been the Chief Executive Officer of CentralNic since 2009, successfully launching the company into new markets including the Middle East, Japan and Russia, as well as winning 60 new TLD and the .PW ccTLD contracts. Ben is a specialist in global business and corporate development – his former positions included Founding President of Louise Blouin Media, integrating 11 acquisitions in three countries and launching artinfo.com; Managing Director of SportBusiness Group, where he launched the world’s leading online gambling trade media group, iGamingBusiness.com; and Executive Producer of the official website of the Sydney Olympic Games. Ben has an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management and a First Class Honours Degree from the University of Sydney.


CentralNic Plc with its 18 years of domain industry experience and supporting 60 New gTLD applications, are a key participant in ICANN’s new gTLD initiative. CentralNic offer industry-leading technical solutions, expert ICANN applications & policy team and innovative strategic consultancy.

CentralNic is also an established ccTLD registry offering tailored and innovative registry solutions designed to ensure the continued growth & success of ccTLDs into the forthcoming competitive era of New gTLDs.

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