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Who is Your Favorite Account Manager


I’m going to give out an award honoring your favorite account manager, account executive, or account representative at a domain industry company. Please post your nomination in the comment section below, and I’ll post a poll early next week where you can vote for your favorite, with the winner receiving $500 cash from me. I’ll offer all the details in the post next week with the poll.

The person you nominate can work for a domain registrar, domain monetization company, aftermarket sales company, domain financing company, or other domain industry focused company. The person can not be the owner of the company, but he or she has to be someone with whom you work on a regular basis and who represents the company at events and/or handles accounts of domain investors.

There are a number of great account people that work with domain investors, and I want to honor the best of the best. One nomination per person.

About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of DomainInvesting.com. Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has sold seven figures worth of domain names in the last five years. Please read the DomainInvesting.com Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest.

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Comments (62)


    Yippee! Let’s serve up another round of Ass Kissing!!LOL!

    May 16th, 2012 at 2:04 pm


    Brad from GoDaddy.

    May 16th, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    brian k

    Rich Green from buy domains

    May 16th, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Morgan Linton

    Can I vote for two? Mine would be Brett from Go Daddy and Rich from Buy Domains, they both go above-and-beyond!

    May 16th, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Elliot Silver

    @ Morgan

    One per person, and since Rich from Buy Domains was nominated already, I’ll mark yours as Brett from Godaddy. What is Brett’s last name. I assume SJ is referring to Brad Larson (correct me if I am wrong).

    May 16th, 2012 at 2:29 pm


    Aaron from BuyDomains

    May 16th, 2012 at 2:33 pm


    I’ve never had an Account Rep worth mentioning. Most come and go. The ones that stay longer usually end up overloaded and don’t care about you. Can you add an option to vote “None”?

    May 16th, 2012 at 2:40 pm


    I’d like to nominate Matt Overman from NameJet.

    May 16th, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Brad Mugford

    Brad Larson @ GoDaddy


    May 16th, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    zappy zapolin

    Brian Kleiner from Buy Domains hands down the best!

    Peace. Zappy

    May 16th, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Charlotte Gilbert

    Michael Ward, DirectNIC

    May 16th, 2012 at 3:06 pm


    Brad Larson from GoDaddy

    May 16th, 2012 at 4:03 pm


    Brad Larson at GoDaddy

    May 16th, 2012 at 4:29 pm


    I am voting myself!!!

    May 16th, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Josh Bond

    Joe Higgins, formerly of Domain Sponsor, now with some other company (forgot which)

    May 16th, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Jason Stewart

    OK I have to nominate 2:

    Pete Davis @ GoDaddy. I have only had to call on him once, and I was VERY impressed. Got a phone call and email follow up within 24hours and inquire resolved.

    Cory Lamay at DomainHoldings.Com:
    Im a small client to a company like Domain Holdings. But Cory resolved an issue I was having. Hand’s down this company wins for communicating with customers more then any company I have ever dealt with. Cory is a huge win for this DH team and I would recommend them based on communication alone as it is often lacking in the industry.


    May 16th, 2012 at 7:41 pm


    Brad Larsen from godaddy

    May 16th, 2012 at 8:37 pm


    I think I want Brad Larsen to be my godaddy rep now, looks like he is doing many things right, congrats…

    May 16th, 2012 at 9:06 pm


    Cory lemay is le man!!

    May 16th, 2012 at 9:11 pm


    Bari Mayerson.

    May 16th, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Donna Mahony

    Andrew Wright from Fabulous.com

    May 16th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Vincent DiAngelus

    Brad Larson @ GoDaddy – in case he was not mentioned before.

    May 16th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Elliot Silver

    Thanks for all the nominations. Once someone is nominated once, there isn’t a need to nominate them again ­čÖé All eligible nominees will be added to the poll on Monday for the vote.

    May 16th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Donna Mahony

    @Josh Bond Joe Higgins is now with RookMedia.net Great guy and Rook my current parking company.

    May 16th, 2012 at 9:57 pm


    Brad L. is certainly a great, knowledgeable rep/account manager at G-Daddy …as well is my highly dependable & sharp rep Russ “Carson” Dailey…. Brad always delivers on my stuff when Russ is unavailable or on vaca’ … Tess “Of the d’Urbervilles” Diaz is really good & conscientous also.

    Also miss my ole’ Moniker rep Dapper Don Lyons who parted ways with Moniker on 12/30/11 .. exact same day as Bari M.

    Wonder who Mr. Elliot “Ness” Silver’s pick is ???

    May 16th, 2012 at 9:58 pm


    Currently, Christina Forker @ NameMedia. Definitely excels at her job and deserves promotion/award. If I won I’d split the $500 with her. Messed up IMHO to make $ off someone else’s name without sharing.

    May 16th, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    Elliot Silver

    @ JP

    The winning account manager gets $500, not the people doing the nominating.

    May 16th, 2012 at 11:27 pm


    Thanks for the clarification. I probably read the above too fast. Of course nomination still the same. Why isn’t there a nicest guy award or some sort embassador award at TRAFFIC coz you’d nail it every time.

    May 16th, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Arvind Reddy

    I nominate : Pete Davis, Executive Accounts Manager, Godaddy.com

    May 17th, 2012 at 1:45 am

    Susi Mariella

    I vote for Brian Kleiner from BuyDomains.com

    May 17th, 2012 at 3:39 am


    Our vote: Cameron Bell from Fabulous/DarkBlueSea

    May 17th, 2012 at 10:03 am

    Ted Olson

    Molly Riemer – SmartName

    May 17th, 2012 at 11:30 am

    John Martel

    Without a doubt, Pete Davis @ GoDaddy! He’s a great guy, excels at his job and like me is a sports fan from the Boston area.

    May 17th, 2012 at 11:36 am

    T Pickett

    Patrick Calvoni at BuyDomains. No question.

    May 17th, 2012 at 11:39 am


    Molly Riemer @SmartName/NameMedia – without a doubt!

    May 17th, 2012 at 11:43 am


    Don’t some corporations have rules against accepting cash from clients?

    May 17th, 2012 at 11:52 am

      Elliot Silver

      @ Ron

      Not sure, but if they do I would be happy to make a contribution to a charity of their choice in their name.

      May 17th, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Dan K

    Molly Riemer @ SmartNames is our current favorite.

    May 17th, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Rich H

    Mauli Fry at Thought Convergence is an angel!

    May 17th, 2012 at 1:57 pm


    George Eblacker at Godaddy.com. He’s been really helpful when it’s came to strategic domain purchases. His advice has helped me tremendously in the domain name after market space. Thanks, George.

    May 17th, 2012 at 2:53 pm


    Michelle Blair from Sedo is our favorite.

    May 17th, 2012 at 2:56 pm


    Michelle Blair @ Sedo

    May 17th, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Adam Y

    Michelle Blair at Sedo is great

    May 17th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Bill Sweetman

    Dave Helgeson at Afternic / BuyDomains rocks the house!

    May 17th, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    mike B

    Michelle Blair at Sedo has helped me so much…. she is my favorite of all.

    May 17th, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    chris q

    Micah Smurthwaite @ 101domain.com

    May 17th, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Wayne H

    Michelle Blair at sedo is always helpful and quick

    May 18th, 2012 at 10:25 am


    Yeah… Andrew Wright at Fabulous is also very good & dependable too

    May 18th, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Sammy Ashouri

    Jacqueline D. with Dynadot.com.

    Absolute best account rep. Always goes above and beyond to help if there are any problems and makes me feel extremely comfortable keeping my domains with the company.

    Can’t explain how much I appreciate everything she has done for me. Thanks Jacqueline!

    Now for an attention grabber:

    / @ @ \
    ( > º

    May 18th, 2012 at 2:45 pm


    Caroline – Name.com

    May 20th, 2012 at 1:07 am

    David Bleaman

    Tess Diaz @ Go Daddy

    May 20th, 2012 at 11:17 am


    If its valid worldwide Lucas Himschoot at Instra.com -> real pro, helpful and very nice person

    (Instra.com alone also known as EuropeRegistry.com is the greatest rip-off I’ve ever had the misfortune of experiencing. It gives me bad feeling about Australia)

    May 20th, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Stu Maloff

    Marc Gawith from GoDaddy.com is my nomination! He has been my rep for 7 years or so and I have no complaints, only positive things to say.

    May 20th, 2012 at 3:09 pm


    I would like to nominate Michelle Blair at sedo.

    May 21st, 2012 at 8:30 am


    I nominate Brian Kleiner at Buy Domains

    May 21st, 2012 at 1:41 pm
    May 21st, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Nuno Oliveira

    Lots of people with whom I’ve worked with…
    I know it’s too late but another two top notch persons are:
    Ryan Reely from Godaddy
    Glenda May from Moniker

    Both have helped me several times in these last year.

    May 23rd, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Rick Bartleman

    I see that it’s too late but having worked with Jon Grant, Jacob (Nima) NoJoumi, Justin Finkelstein, Mike and Greg Silvius at GoDaddy for many years and knowing them on a personal level, I really feel their names should at least be mentioned.

    P.S. I thought I saw a pic of you with Nima in NYC?

    May 23rd, 2012 at 4:31 pm


    Jared Sherwood from Godaddy and Nick from Webnames

    May 24th, 2012 at 12:52 am

    David Kumar

    Cameron Bell @ fabulous.com

    May 24th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Adish Kuar

    I wish to work with TZ

    May 25th, 2012 at 4:43 am


    Michelle B from Sedo is always very helpful

    May 30th, 2012 at 12:46 pm

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