Since 2004, T.R.A.F.F.I.C. has honored the people who, each year, have earned the respect of their peers. These individuals are presented The T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Award for each category in which they earn enough votes of their peers to be honored. The T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Awards Ceremony has grown through the years to include several categories. In fact, when the first award was granted, for Domainer of the Year, that was the only category of award given.
The winner, Richard Lau, became the first recipient in a distinguished line of honorees to receive what has become a coveted citation, recognizing the hard work, dedication, business acumen, investment prowess and humanity of the people of this fine industry. Additionally, two people are voted each year to the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Domain Hall Of Fame, although there have been two years when tie votes resulted in three honorees in this distinguished category. The Domain Hall of Fame category was established in 2006.
In 2012, new categories were added for Broker of the Year and the "Bandit Berkins" Goodwill Ambassador Award. All nominees may get and display a "NOMINEE" badge on their website.