Domainers Choice Awards Nominees Announced

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The nominees for the 2014 Domainers Choice Awards have been announced, and I have posted them below by category. Thank you to those who nominated me for awards. It’s always nice to be recognized by my peers, and I appreciate it, although I don’t believe I am deserving of either award. From the looks of it, there were some excellent nominations made.

Voting for the Domainers Choice Award winners will be made using a third party voting system. beginning on May 8th and run through midnight on May 30th. Award winners will be announced on June 28th at a ceremony in Dana Point, California. More information about the Domainers Choice Awards, voting, sponsorships, and the award ceremony can be found on the DCA website.

2014 Domainers Choice Awards Nominees

Domain Ambassador

  • Elliot Silver
  • Frank Schilling
  • Richard Lau

Best Industry Conference

  • Namescon
  • Domainfest
  • Traffic

Best Industry Customer Service Rep

  • Bari Meyerson
  • Joe Higgins
  • Paul Nicks

Quiet Champion

  • Brian Gilbert
  • Nat Cohen
  • Phil Corwin

Best Domainer Resource

  • DomainTools.com
  • NameBio.com
  • Whoisology.com

Best Domain Auctions

  • GoDaddy.com
  • Namejet.com
  • Sedo

Best Domain Marketplace

  • Sedo.com
  • GoDaddy.com
  • DomainNameSales.com

Best Domain Financial Service

  • Escrow.com
  • DomainCapital.com
  • Agreed.com

Best Domain Publication

  • DNJournal.com
  • TheDomains.com
  • DomainNameWire.com

Best Legal Services

  • Zak Muscovitch
  • John Berryhill
  • Dave Winslow

Most Helpful Resource for Newcomers

  • NamePros.com
  • DomainSherpa.com
  • DomainInvesting.com

Best Domain Industry Forum

  • DNForum.com
  • NamePros.com
  • DomainState.com

Best Parking Solution

  • InternetTraffic.com
  • ParkingCrew.com
  • RookMedia.net

Best Independent Broker

  • Mike Robertson
  • Ryan Colby
  • Andrew Rosener

Best Brokerage

  • DomainNameSales.com
  • DomainAgents.com
  • MediaOptions.com

Favorite NEW gTLD

  • .app
  • .club
  • .web

30 COMMENTS

  1. Elliot

    Thanks for the news and I’m deeply honored to have been nominated.

    Regarding Dave Evanson, I love Dave but doesn’t he still work with Sedo?

    How can he be an Independent Broker then, just seems strange.

    Congrats to all the nominee’s including yourself.

  2. @ Michael..It was more than strange it was incorrect and my error.

    It’s been corrected..I appreciate the heads up!

    I’ve known Dave so long that to me he’s “just Dave”

    I take my red face and hang my head in shame 🙂 sorry Dave and everyone!

    • AR – It’s amazing how you use only your first name when criticizing or “attacking” in the blog comments, but you use your full name when “supportive” or “positive”……..Character counts….It’s never too late to do the right thing.

    • Just saw this comment.

      I know several people named Andrew who are in the domain business, and I am sure there are others I do not know because Andrew is a very common name. What makes you think Andrew Rosener is making other comments without his last name? Should every “Aaron” comment on blogs and forums be attributed to you?

    • Donna will you be releasing how many total votes each person in each category received. Would love to know the exact amount of people that actually voted.

    • Thanks for answering my question Donna.

      On another note there is a person that deserves some recognition for a lot of the information that we read but unfortunately there is not a category on your list that he fits in. Raymond Hackney of Hybrid Domainer works tirelessly for many blogs including The Domains, Morgan Linton, Adam Dickers The art of the name, DotWhatever, Hybrid Domainer etc….Maybe some type of honorable mention would be nice. I am sure that many readers would agree with me.

      Thanks for your time

  3. We would like to thank those who nominated the DomainAgents family of sites:

    DomainAgents, Whoisology & Namebio

    It certainly took us by surprise and we are extremely honoured to even be considered.

  4. I think the choices are obvious;

    Domain Ambassador
    Frank Schilling

    Best Industry Conference
    Namescon

    Best Industry Customer Service Rep
    Bari Meyerson

    Quiet Champion
    Who?

    Best Domainer Resource
    DomainTools.com

    Best Domain Auctions
    Namejet.com

    Best Domain Marketplace
    DomainNameSales.com

    Best Domain Financial Service
    Escrow.com

    Best Domain Publication
    DNJournal.com

    Best Legal Services
    Zak Muscovitch

    Most Helpful Resource for Newcomers
    NamePros.com

    Best Domain Industry Forum
    NamePros.com

    Best Parking Solution
    InternetTraffic.com

    Best Independent Broker
    Mike Robertson

    Best Brokerage
    DomainNameSales.com

    Favorite NEW gTLD
    .none

  5. Congrats to everyone, going to be tight voting to see who wins, we need an Oscar like name for the award. There certainly is nothing obvious about the outcome, because there is not one category where everyone is not a legit contender. Now it will become like awards season and the push behind the Oscars.

    Ads in Variety, press releases, etc… ( I kid)

    Congrats on two nominations Elliot.

  6. favorite new gtld

    There should have been an option of , None of the above.

    Where are all the other GTLDS, why there were only three gtlds? what happened to .sexy, .directory, .estate, .company, .college, .holdins, .domains ?

    • @sukhjin I guess you didn’t vote. There was a space and you could write anything in it that you wanted. In all the categories. I didn’t suggest any, just let people write in their answers. There couldn’t have been a “None of the above” since there was just a blank space to fill in. The list Elliot posted was the top three choices people wrote in in each category.

      I don’t mind criticism but you really have at least had a look at what you’re critiquing before you speak.

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