Howard Neu sent out an email this morning announcing that the nomination period is now open for the annual domain industry awards, formerly known as the TRAFFIC Awards. The awards will be announced and given out at THE Domain Conference on September 13.
Domain industry award nominations are being solicited for the following awards:
- Web Developer of the Year
- Blogger of the Year
- Registry of the Year
- Registrar of the Year
- Broker of the Year
- Investor (Domainer) of the Year
- Company of the Year
- Bandit Berkens Goodwill Ambassador
- Domain Industry Hall of Fame (two people inducted each year – one nomination)
If you would like to participate in the nomination process, you are invited to choose one person or company for each category. Send your submissions to NOMINATIONS@THEDomainConference.com. Nominations must be received by Thursday, July 28th at 6pm in order to be counted. At some point in the near future, Howard will follow up with a final ballot listing all nominees for people to vote on the award winners.
I know that some people look at awards like this as the industry patting each other on the back. Yes, that is true. However, I also think there are some awards (like Broker of the Year and Company of the Year) that may benefit a deserving winner.