2014 T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Award Nominations Announced

trafficT.R.A.F.F.I.C. announced the Nominees for the 2014 T.R.A.F.F.I.C. AWARDS.  Each of these Nominees received nominations from at least 3 individuals.

While nominations are open industry wide, voting is not. You MUST be on the TRAFFIC mailing list to vote and have your vote counted. If you received this ballot, you are on the list. If not, you are NOT on the list. Subscribe to nominations@targetedtraffic.com by Friday September 12th to be eligible to vote.

Escrow.com will be counting and certifying all votes. Voting dates and specific rules will be announced soon. Voting will be over a 2 day period for the first time.

Congratulations to all the nominees!! Well done! 

DEVELOPER OF THE YEAR

Michael Cyger, Adam Dicker, Alan Dunn, Morgan Linton, David Roth, Tia Wood.

Honorable Mention goes to the following, who received 2 nominations each – Merlin Kaufmann, Braden Pollock, Beyond the Dot LTD, (HK)

BROKER OF THE YEAR

Ryan Colby, Mark Daniel, Domain Guardians, Dave Evanson, Tracy Fogarty, Alan Hack, George Hong, Andrew Rosener, Amanda Waltz

Honorable Mention goes to the following, who received 2 nominations each – Jeff Gabriel, Joe Politzer, Richard Trainor, Igloo, Toronto Domainer

BLOGGER OF THE YEAR

Andrew Alleman, Michael Berkens, Shane Cultra, Michael Cyger, DomainerIncome, Ron Jackson, Elliot Silver

Honorable Mention goes to the following, who received 2 nominations each – Morgan Linton, Michael Gilmour

MOST PROMISING NEW gTLD

.CLUB, Dot Chinese Online, .EMAIL, .GURU, .LINK, .NYC, .WEB, .XYZ

Honorable Mention goes to the following, who received 2 nominations each – .Online, .Fail

BEST MARKETING OF NEW gTLD

.CLUB, Donuts, TLD Marketing, .XYZ

BEST OVERALL DOMAIN SOLUTION

Bidtellect, Domain Name Holdings, DomainNameSales.com, Escrow.com*, GoDaddy.com, IPNeighborhood.com, ParkLogic.com, RookMedia.net, Uniregistry

Honorable Mention goes to the following, who received 2 nominations each – ParkingCrew.com, Flippa

SPONSOR OF THE YEAR

Above.com, .CLUB, Escrow.com*, EscrowHill.com, Guta.com, InternetTraffic.com, NamesCon, RookMedia.net, TrafficZ.com, Uniregistry

DOMAINER OF THE YEAR

Adam Dicker, Michael Gilmour, Simon Johnson, Ilze Kaulins-Plazkacs, Rick Schwartz (declined), Adam Strong

Honorable Mention goes to the following, who received 2 nominations each – Sahar Sarid, Andy Booth, Richard Lau, Alan Dunn, Niko Younts

DOMAINER OF THE DECADE

FRANK SCHILLING

BANDIT BERKENS GOODWILL AMBASSADOR

Michael Castello, Michael Cyger, Adam Dicker, Michael Gilmour, Ron Jackson, Vern Jurevich, Richard Lau, Gregg McNair, Barbara Neu

Honorable Mention goes to the following who received 2 nominations each – Alan Dunn, Nat Cohen

DOMAIN HALL OF FAME

John Berryhill, Gary Chernoff, Michael Cyger, Alan Dunn, John Ferber, Michael Gilmour, Rob Grant, Simon Johnson, Ilze Kaulins-Plazkacs,  Ammar Kubba, Roy Messer

*Update: Escrow.com has since withdrawn their name from voting. Company President Brandon Abbey said, “As a previous winner, Escrow.com is very honored to have been nominated in multiple categories for the 2014 T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Awards. When Rick and Howard asked us to counts the vote it was never our intention to be eligible for an award.  However, as the keeper of the ballots we need to be completely transparent and impartial.  It would be inappropriate for us to be eligible to win this award.  Thanks to all for your continued trust and support.”

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About Konstantinos Zournas

Konstantinos studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London and lives in Athens, Greece. He works on domain names, websites and software development. Has been online since 1995 & domaining since 2002.

9 comments

  1. Best marketing .xyz. Congratulations.

  2. Interesting. I think traffic needs to outlaw people asking for nominations on their blogs (and I’m guessing they are perhaps lobbying through other mediums also) at least one and possibly two cases of it on that list.

  3. The nominations weren’t open long enough to garner much I am thinking…If Escrow is counting the votes they should excuse themselves from the entire process..I know several people who didnt receive a ballot and they are very well known in the industry. the Domainers Choice Awards had it right the way they did it. The results turned out the same with the same people being nominated but it was wide open to anyone and handled really well

      • Great post about the awards… I agree! One show a year is plenty.. DCA did a great job…not to say someone wont come along and do something else entirely phenomenal in our industry but there are plenty of people not even mentioned who do great things.. On a side note I dont agree with the developers who were nominated either..Alan Dunn works for someone else and hasnt done development in a LOOOONG time…(great guy though)

  4. Update: Escrow.com has since withdrawn their name from voting. Company President Brandon Abbey said, “As a previous winner, Escrow.com is very honored to have been nominated in multiple categories for the 2014 T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Awards. When Rick and Howard asked us to counts the vote it was never our intention to be eligible for an award. However, as the keeper of the ballots we need to be completely transparent and impartial. It would be inappropriate for us to be eligible to win this award. Thanks to all for your continued trust and support.”

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