Epik.com announced today that have made what is probably the biggest user interface upgrades to date.
The Epik design team, led by Ala Dadan, had a main goal with the new interface upgrade that was to make it easier for customers to manage their domains, whether its a single domain or hundreds of domains. You can now manage your domains easily with straight forward tools.
Here are The New Domain Portfolio Views:
Monitor your existing domains and expiring domains. You can even monitor domains located at external registrars for FREE!
DNS & Services View
Update your domain settings for hosting, name servers, and forwarding has never been easier.
Manage your domains for sale and lease. Approve offers with one click and close transactions without escrow delays.
Track the development status of your domains. Develop them easily with integrated tools or with partner tools.
Thanks Konstantin. This was a 6 month mega-project which makes it very easy to manage domains across the lifecycle: acquire, park, develop, sell/lease. It also lays the foundation for a mobile version and a reseller platform coming later this year for the many folks who have asked if they can re-sell Epik.
It was great meeting you at NamesCon in January, Rob. Will have to check Epik again now !
Rob, what do you mean by sell/lease? Does the platform have tools that enable you to do that with more ease?
Hi Daniel – Here is an overview article:
I am pretty sure we are doing more domain leasing transactions than anyone right now. Here is the how-to article for listing a domain for sale or lease on Epik:
Proceeds are deposited tax-free and commission-free into your Epik Masterbucks account. You can spend them on Epik without fee, or cash them out at 5% commission.
You can list domains in the Epik marketplace and/or you can list them in your own marketplace powered by Epik. This is a free service from Epik. See examples:
Once a domain is leased, Epik handles all of the monthly re-billing and ongoing technical support for the lessee. It is very turn-key and works like a champ.
Thanks Rob…. this is exactly what I was looking for, finally found it! Do you have an option for sellers to incorporate an exclusive option for the buyer to purchase the domain later in the future during the lease?
Hi Daniel – Most leases have purchase options. In fact, most leases are done with the intention of being converted to sales. Rarely do we see a lease without a purchase option baked into the lease. If you need help setting up your first marketplace listing, let us know.
Question about the showcase powered by Epik, does it have default settings to list ONLY your domains?
Louise – if you use our free private marketplaces, the default view is only your domains are listed.
Details here: http://www.epik.com/solutions/marketplace/
thank you for your comments.
Hope to see you in Namescon or some other conference.
I hate Jessica from Epik, constant spammer who tries to steal 4-5 figure domains for $50
For calibration, Jessica (who is a real person) sends emails to ~100 folks daily who have aged domains that they have allowed to expire where she thinks they are worth keeping. I know for a fact that she has saved some folks from accidentally losing domains.
As for the purchase prices, yes, they are low. Some registrants appreciate the fast cash for an auth code for an expired domain. In some cases, we end up brokering the domain at a much higher price with proceeds going to the registrant.
On the other hand, if you are someone with good names that habitually (ab)uses registrar grace periods rather than (auto)-renewing on time, then you may have gotten some useless emails. You should just opt out and you will not get another email from Jessica.
Hope that helps!
I will never do business with epik .
Want to buy some epik bucks? Yikes!
This is Masterbucks. They are fully redeemable to cash. In contrast, EpikBucks was rather different, used for a narrow purposes of allow participants in SwapFest (2010 – my how time flies) to exchange domains. And for anyone who still has EpikBucks, we do accept them.
So all proceeds can be converted to cash with a 5 percent commission fee essentially?
Daniel – yes, exactly — 5% is the maximum commission from leasing or sales on Epik marketplace — far cheaper than any other marketplace by a country mile. And if proceeds are used on Epik, there is zero commission, i.e. we absorb the 2-4% payment processing fees as a thank you for using funds within Epik. The people who rely on it are pretty thankful for it.
From my own experience, I’d recommend Epik, I’ve been using it to sell and lease domains efficiently. Rob is helpful and professional.
RETRACTION: i had posted some negative comments about rob monster awhile back. they no longer apply. he took the time and trouble to make things right.
I’m happy to hear a retraction to some comments a while back that seemed out of proportion to the perceived offenses.
It’s an epic.