May 16, 2012 |
Neustar Domain Names

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.

BankAds to Acquire


I just received a press release announcing that BankAds, a company I previously covered, “has signed an exclusive agreement to acquire” Yesterday, the company announced its acquisition of, but I think is far superior to this domain name.

BankAds co-founder Sean Sullivan stated, “the re-launched property is going to be the cornerstone for our credit card advertising business within BankAds.”┬áTerms of the acquisition were not disclosed by either party.

BankAds will be operating in a very competitive space, and it will give potential clients an idea about how they can expect to perform with their own sites. Many of the major credit card issuers have high ranking websites, and even Google has a credit card portal. In addition, the well-funded is a major competitor (organically and paid). It was reported that was acquired by Bankrate for $145 million in 2010. has been owned by Acme Media, LLC, a New York City-based company operated by Keith Levenson. Acme Media owns and operates a number of domain names and websites including,,,, among many others. I have very high regard for Keith and his business.

Congratulations to Sean and Keith on the announcement.

BankAds press release is below: → Read More