The Official T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Ballot and Future Complaint Desk for the Powerless.

Morning Folks!!

Why and how can people complain about things that they themselves are 100% in control of? I just don’t get it. I never have. Human nature. Some are just wired that way unless and until they step back and take a look. Invariably each year folks complain about who is nominated when they have the POWER to nominate anyone they like. They have the power, don’t use it and then complain about it.

Now nobody is forcing anyone to nominate anyone else. That is your choice and I support your choice 100%. This is directed to those that complain each year. Nominations don’t come from Howard and myself. They come from the folks in the domain industry and we just publish them and Howard tabulates the votes. That’s all we do. Then we present the awards at T.R.A.F.F.I.C.

So I always like being on the record for the record when those folks come out of the woodwork and complain in October. There is no 'Old Boys Club'. There are only doers that participate and talkers that complain. I can then point them to this post along with others and they will still get mad at me. lol Perhaps a bit misdirected?

Nominations are being accepted until COB tomorrow, Wednesday, July 25th. Last year we had a record amount of votes and we anticipate breaking that record this year.

You can send your ballots to trafficawards at


The T.R.A.F.F.I.C. AWARDS have become the oldest, most sought-after and prestigious Domain Industry awards because winners are selected by your peers and presented annually each Fall since 2004. This year marks the 9th Annual Awards with the Ceremonies scheduled to take place at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 2012, at the Ft. Lauderdale Beach Ritz-Carlton Resort on Tuesday, October 9, 2012.

This year we have added DOMAIN BROKER OF THE YEAR as a new category. You may nominate one person in each category by filling in your preferences below and sending back this email to trafficawards at before 6PM EDT Wednesday July 25th.

The AWARDS are:

BEST NEW MONETIZING SOLUTION (the NEW company with best monetizing results)

I nominate:

BEST OVERALL DOMAIN SOLUTION (this includes Revenues, Sales, Development, etc.)

I nominate:

THE 'WE GET IT' AWARD ( this goes to the brick and mortar company that understands the value of a good domain)

I nominate:

DEVELOPER OF THE YEAR (self-explanatory)

I nominate:

DOMAIN BROKER OF THE YEAR (the person or company that is the most successful in brokering the sale of domains)

I nominate:

BEST DOMAIN BLOG (the one that you can't miss)

I nominate:

SPONSOR OF THE YEAR (the company that really gives the best customer service)

I nominate:

DOMAINER OF THE YEAR ( the person who stands above the rest in the domaining industry) Past Winners Include: Richard Lau, Rick Schwartz, Frank Schilling (2005 & 2011), Kevin Ham, Rick Latona, Mike Berkens, Gregg McNair.

I nominate:

DOMAIN HALL OF FAME (two people are inducted each year, but only nominate one)

The following have already been inducted to the DOMAIN HALL OF FAME:

I nominate:

Thanks for Participating!
Rick Schwartz
Howard Neu


7 thoughts on “The Official T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Ballot and Future Complaint Desk for the Powerless.

  1. Jeff Schneider

    Hello Rick,
    There are those among us that are disenfranchised and confused and hurting, so of course they feel put upon. In time some will pull themselves out of their pity party and move forward. My suggestion RIGHT NOW is this.
    We are Presently on the precipice of the Secondary Market exploding on the upside. How can this be? Many underlying factors which would take too much space here. Just know that we are very experienced in Market Dynamics and know this to be true.
    You ALL have not missed the major move!! This comes from a person who has no need to pump disinformation out for my benefit.
    Concentrate Right Now on the Secondary Market in .COM extension.
    Trade out of all other Dot somethings you dont need them for success. Your Top Tier Traffic Velocity patterns lie in the .COM Channel. Therefore the most valuable to Businesses and investors alike.
    There are scores of Domainers letting go of very valuable Virtual Business Foundations who are clueless as to what lies directly ahead. 1000$ – 5000$ range currently available in .COM Channel !
    Scoop them up. We expect, just from simple expansion, in multiples,. Returns far superior to any other Asset Class. This WILL HAPPEN. Don’t get frustrated, GET EVEN, JUST DO IT !
    Gratefully, Jeff Schneider (Contact Group) (Metal Tiger)

  2. Garry Epperson

    I’d like to nominate Jeff Schneider for Domainer of the Year!!
    Gratefully, Garry Epperson (Non-contact Group) (Hidden Dragon)

  3. Show us the money..

    I’ll second that…
    Gratefully, Domain Herr (Full body-contact Group)(Rusted Rodent).

  4. Troy

    I would like to approve of nominating Jeff Schneider for Domainer of the year.
    Explosively, Troy Billingly, (Contract Group)(Rolling Armadillo)

  5. Bill Hartzer

    Can I lodge a complaint? Take a look at the Domain Hall of Fame (in your post). You’re spelling the Castello brothers with the letter I and not the letter E.


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