Ethics before awards: George Hong politely declines #domain broker of the year nomination

George Hong –

Ethos, a Greek word associated with a person’s core values, defines one’s professional activity as well.

George Hong, founder of China-based domain brokerage,, won the award for best domain broker, last year.

The award was presented during NamesCon 2017, and with this year’s NamesCon conference approaching fast, George Hong made a stunning announcement: he would like to be excluded from future nominations.

The reason, as explained by George, demonstrates the remarkable ethos of the popular domain broker:

One year ago today, I became the first place winner of the inaugural Masters of Domains Awards.

Nine years ago this month, I registered twitter handler: DomainMaster. What a coincidence!
Winning the award was one of my proudest moments in my domain brokerage career.

I had requested to remove my name from future award nominations for the following reason. Guta has grown. We now have 7 full time domain name brokers all working together to serve our clients.

We are building a successful team culture and I don’t feel comfortable receiving future nominations for individual awards.

By making this statement, George Hong automatically won the Ethical Brokers Award from us. 😀

There is no physical trophy, but rather, our profound appreciation for his character, and for his solid commitment to the worldwide domain investor community.

Thank you, George!

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