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Located in Domain Marketplace Reviews started by dande, Jul 24, 2019.

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  1. Namersen

    Namersen Established Member

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    It would be nice to have the Tabs functionality in the custom portal use the Tags functionality in the domain manager somehow, now you'd have to re-list the domain for sale if you want to re-assign it to different Tabs.
     
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  2. tonyk2000

    tonyk2000 Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    @Rob Monster - in a number of cases (not for sale domain, or just regged domain where spam is expected) - the following whois output would be great. This is what for example Tucows and all their registrars are showing. For all domains and for all registrants (not exclusively owned by EU residents). Must be compliant with ICANN policy, as it is in use:

    Registrant Name: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
    Registrant Organization: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
    Registrant Street: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
    Registrant City: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
    Registrant State/Province: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
    Registrant Postal Code: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
    Registrant Country: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
    Registrant Phone: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
    Registrant Phone Ext:
    Registrant Fax: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
    Registrant Fax Ext:
    Registrant Email: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
    Registry Admin ID:
    Admin Name: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
    Admin Organization: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
    Admin Street: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
    Admin City: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
    Admin State/Province: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
    Admin Postal Code: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
    Admin Country: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
    Admin Phone: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
    Admin Phone Ext:
    Admin Fax: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
    Admin Fax Ext:
    Admin Email: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
    Registry Tech ID:
    Tech Name: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
    Tech Organization: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
    Tech Street: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
    Tech City: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
    Tech State/Province: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
    Tech Postal Code: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
    Tech Country: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
    Tech Phone: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
    Tech Phone Ext:
    Tech Fax: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
    Tech Fax Ext:
    Tech Email: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY

    Can such a thing be offered (completely opt-in)?
     
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  3. Rob Monster

    Rob Monster CEO, Epik Epik.com Staff PRO Gold Account VIP

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    Interesting request -- the option of opting in for Total privacy. We have free WHOIS privacy proxy, but in a post GDPR world we even can just obscure it completely and still be regulator-compliant.

    The irony is that we are about to release Phase 1 of the ambitious WHOQ.com program in order to solve the opposite problem -- making it easy for verified domain owners to be reached.

    Anyway, will discuss with @Ala Dadan and @vitigo about introducing an additional WHOIS privacy option called "Redacted Privacy" where all info is completely obscured for those who actually LIKE it.

    I think you might be the first domainer who actually owns domains that he does not want to be contacted about every by anyone. Fascinating.
     
  4. Rob Monster

    Rob Monster CEO, Epik Epik.com Staff PRO Gold Account VIP

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    First of all welcome, I see you are new here at NP.

    @Ala Dadan is working on the redesign of the custom portals, including to make them more mobile-friendly. I was personally inclined to sunset that development because our Domain Stores initiative was already good and getting better. However, for the folks who really want to go "off the reservation" with their own branded portals running on their own domain, they is a place for it. This might need a dedicated thread since there will be a lot of opinions about what goes in that upgrade. @DnFolk may have some input.

    For those who don't know what this is about, see here:

    https://www.epik.com/solutions/marketplace/

    https://epik.com/support/knowledgebase/creating-and-managing-a-custom-marketplace-portal/

    Anyway, that area will get a refresh during early 2020. If folks have recommendations on the most impressive execution of a customizable domain marketplace, happy to review that input. Feel free to PM or start a thread if anyone wants to be the customer champion of our next iteration of a custom domain marketplace and co-create something remarkable.
     
  5. tonyk2000

    tonyk2000 Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    My business domains - they are not for sale. My new domains - not for sale within the first 60 days (I always want the buyers to be able to select their preferred registrar and be able to transfer, less complaints... and the sale is not urgent if the domain is a fresh handreg). Just a few examples :)
     
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  6. Rob Monster

    Rob Monster CEO, Epik Epik.com Staff PRO Gold Account VIP

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    I get it -- this is new but I like embracing niches.

    There are guys who want forever domains and forever hosting. We help them like no other.

    There are guys who want do leasing and crypto escrow. We help them like no other.

    There are now guys who want to be digital hermits. We'll help them too.

    Thanks for the inspiration. Once this is live, please inform your tribes. This should be very quick to deploy.
     
  7. Namersen

    Namersen Established Member

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    Thanks for welcoming me, nice and select crowd over here at NP.

    Is your Domain Stores initiative at the URL marketplace.epik.com/seller/<MARKETPLACE NAME>, or somewhere else?
    And yes, Google Search Console complained of the portal not fitting well on mobile screen, and about the MBs of downloaded scripts, never too late to show some love in these areas if you think of keeping offering the custom portals, I didn't know it might deprecate.
     
  8. xynames

    xynames XYNames.com PRO VIP

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    Epik and the Monster were very he’pful allowing me to list my domains (about 1500) in the Epik Marketplace and facilitating the bulk upload and minimum price setting. Thank you Epik!

    I see no reason not to list in all non-exclusive marketplaces. I maintain my own For Sale landing pages on my own website.
     
  9. alcy

    alcy Top Contributor VIP

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    i list on all marketplaces. there is no such thing as too much exposure for our domains.
    what will sell ultimately depends on domain quality... but for the average domainer with average nonpremium domains, imo he should post on as many markets as possible.

    gd performs best for me for offers and sales... oddly, i think i never really had any offers or sales on epik... maybe if i redirected my sale landers there things would be better.. but at same time, i do not do redirects to gd landers either.

    it appears that not so much trafic may pass through epik marketplace? I am not sure... but gd does seem to be winning hands down in terms of trafic and exposure of their marketplace browsing.

    perhaps epik could find additional ways to bring more visitors to their marketplace?

    i find similar situation with Dan.com... where very few offers come in just from marketplace browsers... it gets bit better with redirect to their landers, but not really.... so now i only resort to using dan for lead imports at 5% which works usualy well... domainagents is bout same... sedo bit better ... and im very annoyed by price requests from afternic that go nowhere... so i aways make sure to list directly on godaddy first.. so i deal with afternic as little as possible....though of course i list there too.

    of course things can get real messy and timeconsuming and sometimes plain dangerous (lol) if u own many names and set bin prices on all markets. so I keep all my 1500 names and shrinking folio to makeoffer only for now.

    in fact this thread and post reminded me to update my market domains on epik just now. its been a little while i think.
     
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  10. oldtimer

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    Just a suggestion:

    It would be nice to have an option for 'Date Added' in addition to the 'Created' , 'Renew By' , and 'Expires'. That way we can sort the domains by the date that they were imported to Epik so that we can work on the most recent domains that need to be organized or optimized.

    IMO
     
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  11. Rob Monster

    Rob Monster CEO, Epik Epik.com Staff PRO Gold Account VIP

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    Quick shout-out to the talented and funny domainer known as @WhoaDomain.com who I of course know a bit better as a client of Epik with a nice portfolio that we are eager to help monetize in a big way.

    I did see his very good idea here:

    upload_2020-1-26_13-27-59.png
    So, we are going to figure out a way to tag marketplace listings as "Featured Domains" and/or "Rob's picks". I believe these will be reasonably BIN-priced domains that are priced to move and/or Make Offer domains where the seller is motivated to entertain bids even if the BIN price is missing.

    In other words, this should be a target-rich list. It could include domains in any of our active marketplaces for that day, e.g. Epik Marketplace, NameLiquidate, or Daily Diamonds. It could also include MLS domains where we have a fast-transfer relationship and are confident that the BIN domain will deliver.

    Input welcome here as I am writing up the engineering task. The goal here is to help increase transactional velocity - help buyers find deals, and help sellers get bids.
     
  12. WhoaDomain.com

    WhoaDomain.com WhoaDomain.com Gold Account VIP

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    :wideyed::woot::xf.grin::xf.wink: wow! thanks Rob! wish you would have told me before posting. Plenty of spelling errors on there as usual! Thanks for sharing it.

    My girlfriend is reading this right now and she's reiterating already what she's been telling me. That I have good ideas that I give out for free and that I should be a paid consultant! Same as my idea back in the 80's for Ice Skates but with wheels to be used on the road regardless of no winter or ice or snow. hmmm(n):banghead:
     
  13. Rob Monster

    Rob Monster CEO, Epik Epik.com Staff PRO Gold Account VIP

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    Well, as you know, we are big fans of co-creation. We are also fans of giving credit where credit is due and celebrating the genius of others.

    And your girlfriend should be extra nice to you because your domain portfolio has a lot of untapped potential. Don't worry though, we return favors around here.
     
  14. Kassey Lee

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    Great idea to promote great deals. Like many other investors, I'm a bargain hunter and hunt in the garbage dump everyday. However, I'm confused. Is it the Epik Marketplace, NameLiquidate, or Daily Diamonds that I should go (have not yet tried them out) for bargain hunting? Is there a central place for bargain hunting? Are they all accessible from within Epik. I"m talking about domains priced below $50 or so. I like the idea that you can do everything about domains from within Epik. Never have to leave Epik. How about that?
     
  15. Rob Monster

    Rob Monster CEO, Epik Epik.com Staff PRO Gold Account VIP

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    Good question @Kassey Lee.

    I think the task of aggregating the bargain domains is going to heavily fall on @Gube with NameInvestors.com as smart tools for finding the deals across all inventory sources, whether at Epik or elsewhere. Your Epik login also works at NameInvestors.com, Masterbucks.com, etc. The single sign on trajectory we are on is intended to make it as painless as possible to find a deal, buy a name and have that name start monetizing immediately using your preferred settings.

    In line with your suggestion of a sub $50 price point, I will discuss with @Gube specifically about a bargain-finder widget that applies some intelligence to various lists of domains priced under $50. In the meantime, if you don't follow this @DanSanchez thread, I recommend it:

    https://www.namepros.com/threads/daily-available-domain-names-freshly-dropped.1166011/
     
  16. Kassey Lee

    Kassey Lee 域名世界 VIP

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    $50 is only a suggestion. I'm sure other investors have other price points which they consider attractive. I sift through thousands of domains at GD Closeout (starting with $11) everyday and I find it very rewarding. If Epik has something similar, that would be great. Yes, I'm a garbage hunter. Ha ha! There must be a way to filter and download domains so that I can run them through my machine for data analysis.
     
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  17. AnthonyD

    AnthonyD Upgraded Member Gold Account VIP

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    Yea, its the <newlyregistereddomain.tld>@superprivacyservice.com email that its coming in on. Thanks Rob!
     
  18. domainchampion

    domainchampion Upgraded Member Blue Account

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    Hi, this is a feedback and also an inquiry about google analytics in Epik.
    As you know, currently, the code need to include in every domain.
    I find this quite a hassle.
    I would prefer if can make somewhat similar like in DAN.
    Just one tracker id, update in the setting and BOOM it applicable to all your domains.
     
  19. Gube

    Gube NameInvestors.com - Epik.com Epik.com Staff Gold Account

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    You can update it in bulk :)
    Here is a guide we made to help set analytics in bulk https://epik.com/support/knowledgebase/add-google-analytics-in-bulk-to-premium-ssl-landing-pages/

    Gube
     
  20. domainchampion

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  21. Namersen

    Namersen Established Member

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    In GA you can create a filter to prepend the hostname to the request URI, see for example:
    • webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/126610/one-tracking-code-for-many-domains
    • youtube.com/watch?v=FiXonqX5asU
    Here is a short copy/paste from the stackexchange answer linked above
     
  22. domainchampion

    domainchampion Upgraded Member Blue Account

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    Thanks. This is quite an advance step. I will try it later. In Dan, its quite straightforward and i do not need to create anything additional.
     
  23. Gube

    Gube NameInvestors.com - Epik.com Epik.com Staff Gold Account

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    It was also explained in the help guide
    The reason it may look easier elsewhere is because you are not using the domain, your visitors do not lend on your domain .com but on **marketplaceurl** tld/ your domain
    Not sure this is actually optimal.. letting the user on the actual domain is looking better

    Happy to help if you encounter any issue to set up analytics :)
    Gube
     
  24. bojan1

    bojan1 Top Contributor VIP

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    As I understood the appraisals shown on Epik within "Performance" section are not Estibot appraisals? Thanks
     
  25. domainchampion

    domainchampion Upgraded Member Blue Account

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    Fyi Gube, I have disabled my public link in DAN and all my users are actually lend on my domain.com.
    It's simple.
     

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