WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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.
NameMedia is the world leader in the acquisition, development and trading of digital real estate through a network of highly targeted websites and a marketplace for premium domain names. The company’s website development focuses on creating compelling online communities in niche categories. The company’s marketplace allows owners of premium domain names to list their domain properties for sale, and for domain buyers to review the largest available inventory. Through its ownership of one of the largest domain portfolios in the world, its innovative website development platform, and its broad distribution, NameMedia now serves more than 50 million visitors to its network of websites and sells domains to customers in more than 100 countries. Headquartered outside Boston in Waltham, Massachusetts, more information is available at www.namemedia.com.