Escrow.com presented The Masters of Domains awards to the ten highest grossing individual brokers of the preceding year on the NamesCon, 2017 with the #1 award going to George Hong. This is probably the first ever domain broker award based on total sales volume. Escrow.com describes George Hong in the award page: George Hong is the owner and CEO of the extremely successful Chinese domain brokerage firm Guta Inc. Throughout 2015 and 2016 his firm brokered short and brandable .com’s to the Chinese market, setting and resetting the high water mark of the largest deal of the year. George’s calm style and portfolio of clients straddling both East and West set Guta Inc’s brokerage apart throughout 2016.
Escrow Reports Link：https://www.escrow.com/master-of-domains
DNJournal is one of the most well known domain business media around the world. Every January, Ron Jackson, the General Editor, will assemble a panel of leading experts from throughout the domain world to get their take on how the industry fared over the past year and its prospects for the new year ahead.
http://dnjournal.com/cover/2016/january.htm (The State of the Industry 2016, from dnjournal.com)
http://www.dnjournal.com/cover/2017/january.htm (The State of the Industry 2017, from dnjournal.com)
George Hong delivered a speech Why I am Passionate about Domaining at NamesCon China 2017
Guta team attended NamesCon 2017
Guta team with ICA members at NamesCon 2017
George Hong spoke at NamesCon 2017
George Hong hosted a domain investing strategy panel at 2016 World Domain Conference
Guta at ICA 10th Anniversary
George Hong gave a keynote speech at 2015 Digital Assets Domain Summit held in Great Hall of the People in Beijing