I’ll Go Ahead And Tell You the Winners of the 2016 Domain Industry Awards

Jul 26 2016

I’m not sure we even need to have the awards this year.  I’m not even sure we should have them after last year.  I can’t tell you who the winners will be but I think I can tell you who the winners SHOULD be.  Mostly because its a no contest for most categories.  Here you go

DEVELOPER OF THE YEAR

Michael Sumner

Michael single handily took Namebio from clunky to the smooth, amazing, machine that it is today.  Pretty sure he was a big part of Whoisology.com as well. He also developed the fun Domain Game App.   Luc Lezon is in the developer hall of fame in my opinion but Michael is the new Luc (although Luc isn’t that old)

BLOGGER OF THE YEAR

Raymond Hackney

There is no harder working person in our industry than Raymond Hackney.  He writes most of the blogs anyway.  Again, an easy winner in my opinion.   Elliot and Andrew do a great job but you can’t give it to them every year

REGISTRY OF THE YEAR

Uniregistry   

Donuts and Rightside (I am a stock owner)  could take it too but Frank does so much for the industry and promotion of the New Gs

REGISTRAR OF THE YEAR

Uniregistry   See Above

DOMAIN BROKER OF THE YEAR

Andrew Rosener

Nobody is moving more names.  Nobody.  And he’s fucking funny as hell.

DOMAIN INVESTOR (DOMAINER) OF THE YEAR

Michael Berkens

30 million votes cast by Godaddy   I can’t think of anyone that should beat him this year

DOMAIN INDUSTRY COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Uniregistry

Nobody is trying harder

BANDIT BERKENS GOODWILL AMBASSADOR-2016

Michael Cyger

This one could be a lot of people but I really think Michael is doing an amazing job of providing quality content to attract new investors into our industry.   He is making content, not rehashing stuff others wrote, or reposting.  Good quality content that spans a much larger audience than the regular 600 investors that read Domaining each day

DOMAIN INDUSTRY HALL OF FAME

Adam Strong

Ridiculous that he’s not already on there. He’s one of the original domain investors and has sold millions of dollars of domains.  One of the best domain investors ever. Only reason he’s not on there is he’s not really a public figure, and because when he drinks and says stupid stuff some times.   Although that probably has nothing to do with the voting.

 

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6 comments

  1. Adam Strong

    Thanks Shane. Appreciate the kind words. PS As you know I say stupid stuff without drinking : ) I don’t drink much at all now, so maybe you ran in to me the time Braden Pollock, Ammar Kubba and that one guy with the bandana put roofies in my drink. Awkward.

  2. Michael

    I didn’t have anything to do with Whoisology, that’s Phil, Ryan, and Hicham who also created DomainAgents. Really awesome and sharp group of guys.

    Does Adam even drink? I saw him get tipsy from a virgin appletini once 🙂

    Thanks for the mention.

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