DomainSherpa Wins Two Awards at The Domain Conference, Thank You

THE Domain ConferenceI’m honored to have won two awards at The Domain Conference, which took place the past two days in Ft Lauderdale, Florida.

Blogger of the Year: Michael Cyger
Domain Ambassador of the Year: Michael Cyger

Thank you to everyone who voted for me and DomainSherpa. Both categories had fantastic nominees, all of whom I read on a regular basis and have high admiration for. It was a real honor to be nominated alongside them.

Interestingly, as Domain Shane pointed out — the Sherpas took home all of the individual awards:

  • Domain Name Hall of Fame: Andrew Rosener (Sherpa) and Richard Lau (Sherpa)
  • Blogger of the Year: Michael Cyger (DomainSherpa host)
  • Domain Industry Goodwill Ambassador: Michael Cyger (DomainSherpa host)
  • Best Company of the Domain Industry: Dot Club
  • Investor of the Year: Ali Zandi (Sherpa)
  • Developer of the Year: Adam Dicker (Sherpa)
  • Best Registry: Dot Club
  • Registrar of the Year: Godaddy
  • Most Fit Bloggers: Aaron and Shane Cultra (Sherpa) of

Ok, maybe that last category wasn’t “official” but it is well deserved. Both guys either run marathons or ultra marathons (100 mile events). I’m in awe of their times and abilities.

As I did on stage, I want to thank all of DomainSherpa’s sponsors. Without them, what we do to educate entrepreneurs and investors around the world wouldn’t be possible:,,,,,, and

If you haven’t visited those sponsors, signed up for an account, tried their services, followed them on Twitter/Facebook, or just sent them an email to say “hello” — please do.

Also, when I went up to the stage to accept the Ambassador award, I made it clear that it was a result of all the Sherpas that come on the show — and that I’m just fortunate to be the facilitator. If I’m the ambassador, then they are the true dignitaries of the industry.

And, I had the great pleasure to share the experience with my mom, Aura, via Skype. I called her via Skype (the same system I use for most of my DomainSherpa interviews) on my way up to the stage to accept the Ambassador award and she was able to experience accepting the award right along side me, from her home in Los Angeles. (Look closely at the picture and you’ll see her in the phone.)


(Big thank you to Andee Hill for documenting the entire awards ceremony on Facebook.)

Thank you to Howard, Barbara and Ray Neu for organizing, producing and hosting the event. They always make it feel like attendees are coming home to family when we attend their event.

Thanks to all the conference sponsors that made the event possible, including premier sponsor .Club. (If you haven’t heard the .Club story with Colin and Jeff, watch it here.)

It was great to see all my industry friends and catch-up on their lives in person, over meals, in sessions and throughout the event.

See you at Namescon in January,
Michael Cyger
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28 Responses to “DomainSherpa Wins Two Awards at The Domain Conference, Thank You”

  1. Mike says:

    Congratulations Mike! I have learned so much watching your interviews. You always ask the questions I wanted to ask. You come though as being an honest person. We know it’s a lot of work putting these shows together, and it is very much appreciated!

  2. albert says:

    Congrats. Michael.

    Could not happen to a nicer person.

    Maybe they can broadcast this part of the event at least.

    I know they want people to attend these shows, but showing in video the best part versus just reading about them may be me and others to go.

    Just a thought.

  3. bennie says:

    Congratulations Sir,

    Well deserved!!

    Thanks for all you do! Bennie

  4. fantastic!! you deserve it!!


  5. earl adkins says:

    Well deserved and it was a bonus having your mother with you. I gave you the title of domainologist years ago. I always think I’m in a PhD course with DomainSherpa when I’m listening to you.

    Really happy for you, its says a lot about who you are.


  6. Omar Negron says:

    Congrats Mike!

    You deserve it!


  7. Jeff Goebel says:

    Great news and well deserved. Its great to have you to be apart of this small industry.

  8. Congratulations Mike!

    You do a lot of work every week and the industry appreciates it.

    Keep it up!

    Oh and maybe you can get a new cool backdrop now! ;-)

  9. Frans Van Hulle says:

    Hi Mike, congrats! Well deserved!

  10. daren says:

    michael, Congrats on the awards, well deserved!


  11. Niz says:

    Congrats.. Michael..

    Well done.. You Truly Deserve it..

  12. Aaron says:


    I’m not sure about the ‘Most Fit Bloggers’ award…….when we talked at NamesCon, you were shooting for a 5 minute mile this year? That requires a level of fitness that I certainly don’t have! :)

  13. Will says:

    Congrats on the awards and keep up the good work, definitely well deserved. Providing amazing information each and every time. Making it so accessible for everyone that to succeed in this business just come down to how much you want it and how much time you are willing to put in to master your craft.

    – Will

  14. Bradley Diaz says:

    Hi Mke

    Congratulations! Well done and deserved.

    You have done an awesome job in providing superb commentary; advice; and schooling for the domain industry — and I am particularly very grateful for all of your DomainSherpa videos, and the Sherpas you have had on over the years.

    And, also much luck and success with your latest endeavor

    Best Regards

    Bradley Diaz

  15. Michael,

    Congrats, I wish I was there! You deserve these awards and I love the show!

    Christian Calvin

  16. Noor Manji says:

    Congrats Mike……

  17. Shane Cultra says:

    Proud of you Mike. You deserve them both and its been a real pleasure being part of the team.

  18. Sorry to have missed you at the Conference in Ft.Lauderdale, The awards are very well deserved!

  19. Zac Zarev says:

    Congrats! Well deserved Michael!

  20. Christian says:

    Congratulations Michael!

    You host a wonderful show and I listen to it every week!

  21. Eric Jenkins says:


    Congratulations to you and all of the Sherpas who won awards!! Thanks for all of your hard work!!

    Eric Jenkins

  22. John Harrison says:

    Well done Mike. Truly deserved. I hope you’re able to inspire and instruct for a long time and win many more awards

    Well done also to all past sherpas for their wins too. Ali Zandi HAS come a long way!- just goes to prove what a domain sherpa review can do…!

    Well Done All :)

  23. Anthony says:

    Congrats Michael! With all of the hard work you’ve done for us domain investors, you deserve it !!! Here’s to more awards to come!


  24. Marian says:

    Congrats Michael,

    You really deserve it !!!

  25. Michael says:

    Congrats Mike! Very well deserved, you’ve developed an incredible resource here that both newbies and veterans can learn from.

  26. Arseny says:

    Sincere congratulation Michael! You deserve these awards!

  27. Paul Kapschock says:

    Congrats on the awards…well deserved!


  28. Jay says:

    congrats Mike.

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