Its that time of year again where the organizers of the TRAFFIC Conference have opened up nominations for the TRAFFIC award which will be handed out during its conference October 7th-10th 2012 in Ft. Lauderdale.
As we have for the last few year, we are going to nominate a few people.
For the Domain Hall Of Fame:
I’m going with some of my previous picks who all should be in the Domain Hall of Fame:
We have previously nominated Mike whom should have been, in our opinion, one of the 1st five members of Domain Hall of Fame in the past.
We previously nominated Larry as well, one of the smartest and quality people in the business and not only has been a domainer but the owner of a parking company.
You can also check out this interview and story about Rob that was published a week ago.
Domainer of the Year
As we did last year we are going to nominate someone who isn’t a pure “Domainer” but has had a huge impact on the domain industry.
Paul is the founder of Enom, the worlds 2nd largest domainer registrar and this year made national news as his new company Donuts, Inc. become the largest new gTLD applicant spending $60 Million dollars to file its 307 applications.
There arguable hasn’t been anyone in the domain industry who has made a bigger splash or had the spotlight placed on the domain industry more this year than Paul.
There have been hundreds if not thousands of articles written about Donuts and the eye opening investment they are making in the domain name space.
Here are all the categories opened for Nominations.
Nomination close on Wednesday July 25th at 6pm EST so get your nominations in:
OFFICIAL BALLOT 2012 T.R.A.F.F.I.C. AWARDS NOMINATIONS
The T.R.A.F.F.I.C. AWARDS have become the oldest, most sought-after and prestigious Domain Industry awards because winners are selected by your peers and presented annually each Fall since 2004. This year marks the 9th Annual Awards with the Ceremonies scheduled to take place at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 2012, at the Ft. Lauderdale Beach Ritz-Carlton Resort on Tuesday, October 9, 2012.
This year we have added DOMAIN BROKER OF THE YEAR as a new category. You may nominate one person in each category by filling in your preferences below and sending back this email before 6PM EDT Wednesday July 25th.
The AWARDS are:
BEST NEW MONETIZING SOLUTION (the NEW company with best monetizing results)
BEST OVERALL DOMAIN SOLUTION (this includes Revenues, Sales, Development, etc.)
THE “WE GET IT” AWARD ( this goes to the brick and mortar company that understands the value of a good domain)
DEVELOPER OF THE YEAR (self-explanatory)
DOMAIN BROKER OF THE YEAR (the person or company that is the most successful in brokering the sale of domains)
BEST DOMAIN BLOG (the one that you can’t miss)
SPONSOR OF THE YEAR (the company that really gives the best customer service)
DOMAINER OF THE YEAR ( the person who stands above the rest in the domaining industry) Past Winners Include: Richard Lau, Rick Schwartz, Frank Schilling (2005 & 2011), Kevin Ham, Rick Latona, Mike Berkens, Gregg McNair.
DOMAIN HALL OF FAME (two people are inducted each year, but only nominate one)
The following have already been inducted to the DOMAIN HALL OF FAME:
SCOTT DAY, MONTE CAHN, RON JACKSON, MIKE BERKENS, RICK LATONA, RICK SCHWARTZ, DAVID CASTILLO, MICHAEL CASTILLO, FRANK SCHILLING, YUN YE, CHRISTOPER HARTNETT, SAHAR SARID, HOWARD NEU, ADAM DICKER