Congratulations to Bob Mountain

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I want to extend congratulations to Bob Mountain on his very recent promotion to Senior Vice President of Business Development at NameMedia. The news was announced in a press release this afternoon.

Long before Afternic was an advertiser on my blog, I was a customer of NameMedia, buying 6 figures in domain names from  BuyDomains  over the course of a couple years. When Bob was first hired by NameMedia, he reached out to me to learn how I operate my business and to see how he could help grow my company’s relationship with NameMedia properties.

Bob works tirelessly for the company, and he is a presence at conferences and other events where domain investors and potential domain buyers are present. Bob’s role with the company is important because he is often the person who promotes the importance of the acquisition of good domain names to end user clients. These people then visit marketplaces such as BuyDomains and Afternic where they purchase our domain names we have listed for sale.

Congratulations to Bob on this well deserved promotion. I’ll drink a glass (bottle) of sake in his honor.

Press release below:

NameMedia, the world leader in the acquisition, development and trading of digital real estate through a targeted website network and domain name marketplace, today announced the promotion of Bob Mountain to Senior Vice President of Business Development.

Mountain, who joined NameMedia in 2009, has been the key architect for Afternic’s Domain Listing Service (DLS) which is now the largest and most successful network for the listing and sale of premium domains in the aftermarket. Functioning similar to the Multiple Listing Service for physical real estate, DLS aggregates the supply of millions of domain names offered for sale by their owners, and then syndicates those listings to dozens of reseller sites. The “network effect” from aggregating both supply and demand has made Afternic the clear leader in bringing liquidity to the domain aftermarket.

“Bob has worked tirelessly to knit together the most powerful reseller network for premium aftermarket domains,” said NameMedia CEO Kelly Conlin. “This promotion is a recognition of the contributions Bob has made not only to our company, but to the entire domain industry.”

“As much as we have accomplished, I believe that some of the programs and initiatives we have on our roadmap will make the future even more exciting,” said Mountain. “I look forward to continuing to grow the industry through collaboration and partnership the world over.”

Prior to NameMedia Bob was co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Quantia Communications, a mobile media company in the healthcare industry, and previously was the Chief Operating Officer of Sympatico-Lycos, a joint venture between Bell Canada Enterprises and Lycos Inc. Bob has a degree in economics from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and an MBA from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

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