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08|15|2007 04:19 pm EDT

Winners of the Name Intelligence Awards announced

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Events, News

Yesterday evening, the winners of the NameIntelligence awards were announced at Domain RoundTable in Seattle.

  1. Best ICANN Reseller (*): eNom
  2. Best Perfoming Parking Program: NameDrive, Sedo
  3. Best Place to Talk: DNForum
  4. Community of the Year: NamePros
  5. Largest Net Gain:
  6. Outstanding Drop Catcher: eNom, SnapNames
  7. Outstanding Industry Coverage: DNJournal
  8. Outstanding Secondary Market: Sedo, Afternic
  9. User’s Choice Award:, Network Solutions, Tucows,, eNom, Melbourne IT, Dotster, (**)

(*)=What exactly is an ICANN reseller? ;-)

(**) =Some of the choices here really surprise me.




August 15, 2007 @ 5:53 pm EDT

You’ve got to be kidding! SEDO, best performing landing site???? Get real!

I had 600+ domains at SEDO for 4 months and earned just over $2 with 15,000 hits/mo cumulatively. Now, those same domains at my own site with my own Google Adsense generate over $400/mo. and growing.

Someone’s clearly getting paid off, and it’s not the domain owners.

Michele Neylon

August 15, 2007 @ 10:26 pm EDT


How exactly are these awards judged / voted on?

I can understand the net gain, as it’s based purely on stats which the registries have to supply to ICANN anyway, but some of the others are quite subjective.


Domainer's Gazette

August 15, 2007 @ 11:06 pm EDT

sheesh, what about best domaining blog? *cough**cough*

[…] as industry’s leading market share by Domain Name Journal. In addition, it has also been named “Outstanding Domain Marketplace” by Name […]

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