This evening, Donna Mahony announced that she is bringing the Domainers Choice Awards back to life. Originally handed out at DomainFest in 2008, the Domainers Choice Awards have been on a hiatus for the past several years.
The 2014 edition will be sponsored by Domain Boardroom, a private domain forum founded by Donna. The voting will be conducted by a third party service provider to avoid any potential claims of favoritism or conflicts of interest.
The Domainers Choice Awards website gives more information about the awards:
In 2014 a wonderful opportunity for the Domain Community to vote on the nominations of individuals and companies that the Domain Community decides should be honored.
We intend this to become a world class event, equal in stature in every way to the “Hollywood” standard of “Star” making Awards Ceremonies.
We will be using a third party service provider to conduct voting; that company is prohibited from using Our users’ personally identifiable information for any other purpose.
Stay tuned for sponsorship opportunities, nomination categories, voting information and event details!
When you visit the website, you can sign up to receive updates if you wish.
I am not sure when the award categories will be announced or when the awards will be given, but I am sure you’ll hear more soon in the coming weeks.