The Bank of America that existed before its merger with NationsBank Corp. has won the top ranking in two recent evaluations of bank Web sites, bolstering widespread sentiment that its Internet program will survive the transition.

"When it comes to Internet banking, Bank of America is ahead of NationsBank and just about everybody else," said Christopher Musto, senior analyst at Gomez Advisors Inc., a research and advisory firm for Internet commerce in Concord, Mass.

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