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Voting for TRAFFIC Awards Open to Only to TRAFFIC EMail List


If you’re wondering when you’ll have the opportunity to vote for this year’s TRAFFIC Awards, it’s likely that you aren’t eligible to vote. To prevent outsiders from casting ballots and influencing the award winners, TRAFFIC organizers decided to only allow votes from people who are on the email listing.

Ballots will be counted from our email database only. While nominations were open to everyone in the industry, the voting is not. No outside voting is allowed and responses from other emails will not be counted. You must return this email for your vote to be counted,” stated Howard Neu in yesterday’s email.

I think it’s a smart move, since any company or person could have previously “stuffed” the ballot box with votes from people who aren’t related to the domain industry. Similarly, a company with many employees could have voted many times for their own company. Not only would that have influenced their own category, but it also would have had repercussions in other categories in which employees or others would have voted.

If you did receive yesterday’s email, your vote must be returned by 5pm EST this afternoon for it to be tallied.

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Comments (8)


    what a great list that was. I was very disappointed though that Frager was not nominated for domainer of the year or HOF.

    August 9th, 2011 at 11:44 am


    So since I’m not on the list I guess I’m not worthy of casting a vote. I realize they want to keep the contest legit but it’s coming across a little like Fraternity House awards ceremony rather than an industry wide award. Looks like I’m going to have to buy Strongs vote from him again this year. Damn insiders

    August 9th, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Elliot Silver

    @ Shane

    LOL… Are you going to the conference? I heard Adam is looking for a bunk mate.

    August 9th, 2011 at 11:46 am


    Elliot when I invited you to stay with me in the Bubbly Sweet Suite again this year, that wasn’t to be publicize. please remove this posting

    August 9th, 2011 at 12:06 pm


    That’s fair and square; as long as Francois of is included in the nominations as well.

    August 9th, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Elliot Silver

    @ Theo

    In which category would you have nominated him/

    August 9th, 2011 at 4:17 pm


    Domain Hall of Fame.

    August 9th, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Elliot Silver

    Why didn’t you nominate him?

    August 9th, 2011 at 4:45 pm

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