$200 Contest: Your Favorite Domain Forum Moderator | Domain Investing
.NYC Domain Names

$200 Contest: Your Favorite Domain Forum Moderator


The last cash contest I ran was a pretty big hit, so I am going to run another contest. I’ve said in the past that being a domain forum moderator isn’t an easy job, can cause personal and business conflicts, and it doesn’t generally pay well (if anything).

Forum moderators need to be able to diffuse problems effectively and maintain good relationships with people who may question their decisions and be rude to them in response to doing their job. Put simply, domain forum moderators have a difficult job for which they aren’t compensated very well.

I am seeking out your nominations for the best domain industry forum moderator. I will then run a poll with the nominees, and the winner of the vote will receive $200 from me via Paypal or check. No strings attached.

I will post the voting rules once the poll is up in a few days, but you are welcome to nominate a moderator in the comment section below. Feel free to post the person’s user name and the forum to be counted. Someone only needs to be nominated once to be eligible. Please only submit one nomination or your comment will be deleted.

Nominations will close on Friday, July 13th in the evening (my time) and the poll will be posted sometime early next week. I am currently traveling, so comments may take a bit longer to approve than usual.

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.

Reach out to Elliot: Twitter | | Facebook | Email

Comments (41)

    David Bleaman

    I would like to nominate Donna Mahony at DomainBoardRoom.com.

    July 11th, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Vincent DiAngelus

    Donna Mahony with Domain Boardroom.

    July 11th, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    Kevin M.

    Ditto to Vinny and Dave.

    July 11th, 2012 at 12:29 pm


    Yes I’d definitely Donna at DBR. She does an incredible job of keeping the signal to noise ratio incredibly high and also with balancing the existing community while introducing new members.

    And sorry in advance Donna… I know you are now going to have a flood of new applicants to screen through.

    July 11th, 2012 at 1:40 pm


    I vote for Adam Dicker from dnforum.com.

    July 11th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Bill Hartzer

    Definitely Donna at DBR. http://www.domainboardroom.com

    July 11th, 2012 at 2:30 pm


    Adam Dicker dnf

    July 11th, 2012 at 3:30 pm


    Donna of DBR, Domainboardroom.com !!!

    July 11th, 2012 at 3:49 pm


    +1 Donna Mahoney

    July 11th, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Ed Muller

    Mahoney @ DBR !

    July 11th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Kevin Ohashi

    I would nominate Donna from DBR.

    If we are allowed to nominate domain moderators emeritus, Safesys/Snoopy/MattyP from DomainState all deserve a nomination as well.

    July 11th, 2012 at 4:25 pm


    Johnn from DNF

    July 11th, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Ned OMeara

    I’m a Donna Mahony fan as well. Fair but firm – to everyone.

    July 11th, 2012 at 8:11 pm


    Digitalpoint.com Moderators: aaron_nimocks, buffalo, deluxdon and dynashox.

    July 11th, 2012 at 10:01 pm


    Equity78 at namepros.

    Raymond is a solid moderator and basically founded the .tv sub forum there. He’s one of the most dedicated moderators in the domain business and very helpful in my learning process as well. He wants everyone do well and its amazing to much how much work he does to help other domain investors. Setting up a wordpress blog and the list goes on and on.

    Thanks ray and the .tv community appreciates it.

    July 12th, 2012 at 2:51 am

    Dave Wrixon

    Grim Reaper at idnforums.com gets my nomination.

    July 13th, 2012 at 9:56 am

    Paul J Kapschock

    Hats off to all mods on all forums.

    I read your blog and got introduced to Idn names a few years ago.

    So, from that forum (IdnForums), I nominate a moderator that takes no bull and is always pretty fair before the ax falls…someone who has style and panache……. the Grim Reaper!

    July 13th, 2012 at 11:21 am


    I nominate Grim Reaper.

    July 13th, 2012 at 11:22 am


    Grim Reaper @ IDNforums.com

    July 13th, 2012 at 11:22 am


    Grim Reaper @ IDNForums BY FAR.

    July 13th, 2012 at 11:24 am


    Hi, my name is Thomas and I’d like to vote for the Grim Reaper @ idnforums.com


    July 13th, 2012 at 11:24 am


    Même le mal se fait bien

    my vote goes to the Grim Reaper

    July 13th, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Scott Wilson

    The Grim Reaper at IDNForums.com. Nice one liners.

    July 13th, 2012 at 11:42 am


    I nominate G.R aka Grim Reaper at idnf. all the other mods at idnf get credit, and my outmost respect however. id vote for them all if the pole was not limited to 1 vote.

    July 13th, 2012 at 11:43 am


    Grim Reaper at idnforums.com

    July 13th, 2012 at 12:04 pm


    The Legendary Grim Reaper from idnf.com. Mighty, fair and great sense of humor.

    July 13th, 2012 at 12:33 pm


    Grim Reaper at idnforums.com

    July 13th, 2012 at 12:34 pm


    I’m voting for Grim Reaper at IDNF – or he’ll kill me!

    July 13th, 2012 at 12:53 pm


    Another vote here for the Grim Reaper – please let him – I don’t want to be carved up in pieces.

    July 13th, 2012 at 1:41 pm


    Grim Reaper from IDNForum.

    July 13th, 2012 at 1:57 pm


    The Reaper @IDNF is also known to be VERY charitable :)

    July 13th, 2012 at 2:46 pm


    +1 Grim Reaper in http://www.IDNForums.com

    July 13th, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Mac McAdams

    Donna Mahoney from DBR

    July 13th, 2012 at 6:23 pm


    I’m voting for Grim Reaper at IDNF – or he’ll kill me!

    July 13th, 2012 at 7:08 pm


    FYI it’s Mahony 😉

    July 13th, 2012 at 7:09 pm


    Le Reaper Grim

    The Grim Reaper IDN forums.

    Intimidation! (-:

    July 13th, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    Captain Fantastic

    +1 for Grimz at idnforums

    July 13th, 2012 at 7:42 pm


    Without a doubt it has to be the Grim Reaper from IDNforums. Though I don’t know if one from the afterlife can have a paypal address.

    July 13th, 2012 at 8:21 pm


    Grim Reaper at IDNForums.com is fair and brutal. Vote for him

    July 13th, 2012 at 8:51 pm


    1 more for Grim Reaper at IDNF

    July 13th, 2012 at 10:38 pm