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2016 Domain Industry Awards Ballot

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THE Domain ConferenceThe nomination period for the 2016 Domain Industry Awards was opened a week and a half ago, and anyone was permitted to submit the names of people and companies they felt were deserving of an award. This morning, Howard Neu sent out the final ballot, and voting is now opened.

Published below is the voting ballot as well as the note from Howard Neu, organizer of THE Domain Conference. The Awards will be given out on September 13th at THE Domain Conference in Ft. Lauderdale.

I want to say “thanks” to those who thought to nominate me for a few of the categories. I decline the “Developer of the Year” nomination though. I neither consider myself a web developer nor did I do any notable development recently. I see more deserving people in the other categories in which I was nominated, but the Developer of the Year nomination must be a mistake (or a joke) and I decline the nomination.

Here’s the ballot and voting rules:

All votes must be sent to VOTE@ArmorPayments.com

All ballots must contain the full name of the person voting, either in the email address of the sender or on the ballot. Any ballot submitted without the full name of the person voting, will not be counted.

No ballot box stuffing will be permitted.

Voting shall be open from 9 A.M. EDT on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 and shall close at 9 A.M. EDT on Friday, August 5, 2016.

The winners of each of the Awards will be announced at THE Domain Conference Keynote and Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, September 13th.

DEVELOPER OF THE YEAR

__ Michael Cyger
__ Theo Develegas
__ Alan Dunn
__ Fred Mercaldo
__ Brett Napoli
__ Lionel Petitiaux (Efty)
__ Elliot Silver (DECLINED)
__ Michael Sumner
__ George Verdugo

BLOGGER OF THE YEAR

__ Andrew Alleman
__ Mike Berkens
__ Michael Cyger
__ Theo Develegas
__ Raymond Hackney
__ Ron Jackson
__ Elliot Silver
__ Konstantinos Zournas

REGISTRY OF THE YEAR

__ .CLUB Registry
__ DONUTS.co
__ GMO Registry
__ GDN Registry
__ NEUSTAR
__ Radix
__ Rightside
__ Starting Dot
__ Uniregistry
__ VERISIGN

REGISTRAR OF THE YEAR

__ 101 Domain
__ eNom
__ GoDaddy
__ Hexonet
__ Uniregistry

BROKER OF THE YEAR

__ James Booth
__ Mark Daniel
__ Alan Dunn
__ Dave Evanson
__ Tracy Fogerty
__ Giuseppe Graziano
__ Tessa Holcomb
__ George Hong
__ Brian Kleiner
__ Andrew Rosener
__ Frank Tillmans
__ Amanda Waltz

DOMAIN INVESTOR OF THE YEAR

__ Mike Berkens
__ Nat Cohen
__ Shane Cultra
__ Ilze Kaulins-Paskacz
__ Braden Pollock
__ Andrew Rosener
__ Rick Schwartz
__ Elliot Silver
__ Adam Strong
__ George Verdugo
__ Chad Wright

DOMAIN INDUSTRY COMPANY OF THE YEAR

__ ADMARKETPLACE
__ ALPHABET
__ ABOVE.com
__ ALLEGRAVITA
__ .CLUB
__ DNJOURNAL
__ EFTY
__ GODADDY
__ GUTA.com
__ IGLOO
__ INTELIUM
__ NAME.com
__ NAMEPROS
__ NAMESCON
__ PARKLOGIC
__ PROTECTEDPARKING.com
__ ROOKMEDIA
__ SEDO

GOODWILL AMBASSADOR AWARD – 2016

__ Jodi Chamberlain
__ Michael Cyger
__ Alan Dunn
__ Jothan Frakes
__ Ken Hanson
__ Ron Jackson
__ Morgan Linton
__ Eric Lyon
__ Jeff Sass
__ Frank Schilling
__ Elliot Silver
__ Ali Zandi

DOMAIN INDUSTRY HALL OF FAME

__ Thunayim Al-Ghanim
__ Andrew Allemann
__ Jeff Bennett
__ Garry Chernoff
__ Nat Cohen
__ Alan Dunn
__ Dave Evanson
__ Jothan Frakes
__ Rob Grant
__ Kevin Ham
__ Tessa Holcomb
__ George Hong
__ Ilze Kaulins-Plaskacz
__ Morgan Linton
__ Adam Strong
__ Dhananjeyan Thangavelu
__ David Warmuz


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.


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Comments (20)

    Ron

    If Adam Dixker can sweep these awards, they are a self righteous farce.

    Who really cares

    August 2nd, 2016 at 9:46 am

      Elliot Silver

      They are meaningful (and helpful) to some people and companies such as the Broker of the Year category.

      In reply to Ron | August 2nd, 2016 at 9:51 am

    Matk

    Donuts & Uniregistry

    The personality awards really are self-serving, but still interresting.

    August 2nd, 2016 at 10:02 am

      Elliot Silver

      For the record, I did not submit any nominations this year and don’t know if I will vote for winners.

      August 2nd, 2016 at 10:06 am

      Mark Thorpe

      Why not?

      In reply to Elliot Silver | August 2nd, 2016 at 11:20 am

    Francois

    Not a domaining friendly event.

    August 2nd, 2016 at 10:16 am

      Not Domaining Friendly

      Classy Francois.

      In reply to Francois | August 2nd, 2016 at 11:45 am

      Troll

      Francois is not domaining friendly. You are a bully.

      In reply to Francois | August 2nd, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    Aron

    wow. the fact that people like Nat Cohen, Kevin Ham and Garry Chernoff are NOT in the Hall of Fame is pretty sad.

    August 2nd, 2016 at 10:26 am

      bill

      You have to laugh at the obviousness that the fix was in here. In a first time ever event, no reason announced for it happening, the winners of the Hall of Fame were announced a MONTH before the event! What!!!…whoa…and the winners were 2 of the 3 mentioned in the comment here. What BS! This is insulting. We are treated like blind morons! I don’t trust the voters, the hosts or the counters on this. Disgraceful! Borat, what say you? Aaron Strong, Joseph Peterson…don’t go silent now. This is a case for Shane Bellone!

      In reply to Aron | August 31st, 2016 at 8:27 am

      Elliot Silver

      I disagree. I completely trust the counters.

      Also, I am quite positive if you or anyone else nominated someone that didn’t make the voting list, they would have been up in arms (much like you seem to be right now).

      August 31st, 2016 at 8:31 am

    Mark Thorpe

    Voted.

    August 2nd, 2016 at 11:19 am

    James Booth

    Wow thank you to whoever nominated me to even be part of the voting. Was certainly not expecting that.

    August 2nd, 2016 at 11:39 am

    Jeff Schneider

    Hello Elliot,

    Thanks for your professional coverage. We noticed a glaring Ommision of Rick Schwartz as Goodwill Ambassador. Rick Schwartz has spread more Goodwill in our Industry, than anyone on the list. He has dedicated his journey to educating the masses about Domains. He continues this effort by keeping his blog (Ricks Blog )an active treasure chest of time stamped resources, which are loaded with Experiencial knowledge of Commenters as well as his brilliant sharing of his own knowledge. (PRICELESS)

    Gratefully, Jeff Schneider (Contact Group) (Metal Tiger) (Former Rockefeller IBEC Marketing Analyst/Strategist) (Licensed CBOE Commodity Hedge Strategist) (Domain Master http://www.UseBiz.com)

    August 2nd, 2016 at 12:12 pm

      Elliot Silver

      You had the opportunity to nominate him for that award. Why didn’t you?

      In reply to Jeff Schneider | August 2nd, 2016 at 12:16 pm

      Jeff Schneider

      Hello Elliot,

      There are other places to do so. You don’t need to be so defensive. Elliot we support your efforts.

      Gratefully, Jeff Schneider (Contact Group) (Metal Tiger) (Former Rockefeller IBEC Marketing Analyst/Strategist) (Licensed CBOE Commodity Hedge Strategist) (Domain Master http://www.UseBiz.com)

      In reply to Elliot Silver | August 2nd, 2016 at 12:50 pm

      Elliot Silver

      How am I being defensive?

      It’s annoying to read people complain about nominations over and over when missing the public nomination period was their own fault.

      If you don’t participate in the open process, you have no reason to complain about it.

      In reply to Jeff Schneider | August 2nd, 2016 at 12:55 pm

      Jeff Schneider

      Hello Elliot,

      We have Contact Group Members participating in the process.

      Gratefully, Jeff Schneider (Contact Group) (Metal Tiger) (Former Rockefeller IBEC Marketing Analyst/Strategist) (Licensed CBOE Commodity Hedge Strategist) (Domain Master http://www.UseBiz.com)

      In reply to Elliot Silver | August 3rd, 2016 at 11:08 am

      Elliot Silver

      Why did they not nominate Rick?

      In reply to Jeff Schneider | August 3rd, 2016 at 11:12 am

    Jeff Schneider

    Hello Elliot,

    Thats a good question ! WHY ??

    Gratefully, Jeff Schneider (Contact Group) (Metal Tiger) (Former Rockefeller IBEC Marketing Analyst/Strategist) (Licensed CBOE Commodity Hedge Strategist) (Domain Master http://www.UseBiz.com)

    August 3rd, 2016 at 11:36 am

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