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Finalists Announced for  2014 T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Awards - 64 Different Nominees Chosen Across 11 Categories

The 2014 T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Awards will be handed out at the pioneering domain conference's 10th anniversary show coming up October 30-November 2 at the Fontainebleau Hotel on Miami Beach. Today show co-founders Rick Schwartz and Howard Neu announced the nominees in 11 categories. 64 different people or businesses advanced to the final vote (some were nominated in multiple categories).

To get on the ballot, Each person or business entity had to be nominated by at least three different people during the industry wide call for nominations that was held last week. While that stage of the process was 

 

open to all, voting for the award winners is not. To cast a ballot you must be the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. mailing list. If you did not get a ballot via email today you are not on the list. However, all you to do to get on it and vote for your favorite is to send a Subscribe email to  nominations@targetedtraffic.com no later than Friday, September 12.

Escrow.com will be counting and certifying all votes cast. Voting dates and specific rules will be announced soon with voting to be conduced over a two-day period.

Here are the final nominees for the 2014 T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Awards:

DEVELOPER OF THE YEAR

 

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

 

BROKER OF THE YEAR

 

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

  

BLOGGER OF THE YEAR

 

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

 

MOST PROMISING NEW gTLD

 

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

 

BEST MARKETING OF NEW gTLD

 

.CLUB, Donuts, TLD Marketing, .XYZ 

 

BEST OVERALL DOMAIN SOLUTION

 

Bidtellect, DomainHoldings, DomainNameSales.com, Escrow.com*, GoDaddy.com, IPNeighborhood.com, ParkLogic.com, RookMedia.net, Uniregistry 

 

*Update for the categories above and below: Escrow.com has withdrawn their name from consideration. In a note to T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 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.  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.”

 

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 

 

DOMAINER OF THE DECADE

 

Frank Schilling 

 

BANDIT BERKENS GOODWILL AMBASSADOR 

 

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

 

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 (The top two vote getters will be inducted).

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