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My Favorite Domainers Choice Awards Category


Yesterday morning, Donna Mahony announced that nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Domainers Choice Awards. There are 15 award categories this year. Voting is being tabulated by a third party voting service called

My favorite award in the Domainers Choice Awards category is the Industry Customer Service Rep award:

"This award is to honor the customer service representative that consistently goes above and beyond to provide the highest levels of service to the domain community. Please include their name, company, and title, and a brief description of why you feel that they deserve to be recognized. The reason as to why MUST be included."

There are (more…) → Read More

Creative Urinal Marketing From NamesCon


urinal soccer

The Domainers Choice Awards were held last weekend in Dana Point, California, and I wasn't able to make it because of a wedding in New York. I was checking out some of the event photos, and I want to share a photo that Bill Hartzer posted on Flickr.

As you can see, NamesCon had a creative marketing tactic in the men's restroom. Because of the World Cup that is taking place in Brazil, NamesCon outfitted the urinals with a mini soccer ball and goal,  and I suppose the objective of the urinal soccer game is pretty obvious. The "grass" was branded with the NamesCon logo.

I don't know if they did something similar in the ladies room, but I did not see any photos of the ladies room in Bill's photo stream.

I think this is a great attention grabber, and it's also nice to see NamesCon sponsor a domain industry event. → Read More

Voting for Domainers Choice Awards Begins Today


If you submitted nominations for the 2014 Domainers Choice Awards, you should have received an email this morning from Donna Mahony inviting you to vote for the award winners. Voting begins today, and ballots may be submitted from now until May 30, 2014.

The voting is being conducted by a third party voting company called VoteNet, and it is only open to people who submitted nominations. The email that was sent contains a user name and password to ensure that people vote only once.

There are 16 categories of nominations, and there are three nominees per category. The winners will be announced at a dinner celebration at the Dana Point Yacht Club in Dana Point, California on June 28, in conjunction with the annual  DBR  FunFest. Tickets for the event are currently for sale and cost $97. The awards dinner is open to the public.

I appreciate those of you who nominated me / my blog for two categories, and I wish all of the nominees good luck. → Read More

2014 Domainers Choice Awards Update


DCA LogoLast September, I shared the news that Donna Mahony announced the Domainers Choice Awards would be returning. The Domainers Choice Awards were established as a way for people in the domain investing business to honor their peers, and they were originally handed out at DomainFest in 2008. Donna Mahony shared an update about the 2014 Domainers Choice Awards, and I want to share it with you.

Nominations can be made by anyone, and submissions are welcome beginning on the morning of March 8, 2014. The nomination period will conclude on March 22 at midnight EST. Once the nominees have been tabulated, the top 3 most nominated people or companies will be up for each award, and voting will be managed by, a third party voting platform. Voting will run from May 8 through midnight on May 30th. Anyone is eligible to vote for the Domainers Choice Awards.

The winners of the Domainers Choice Awards will be announced (more…) → Read More