Dear Namepros, The team at Epik is exploring the development of a project that aims to shift the painful domain name expiration process into a more profitable experience for domainers. Perhaps you have read my opinions about registrars selling expired domains and refusing to help registrants in recovery. The time to disrupt this with action has come! In the meantime, since joining Epik last month, I decided to do something about it with the help of some amazing engineers. The goal of this "name liquidate" idea is to sell domains directly to buyers that may otherwise wait to acquire these domains at expired auctions or being filled as registrar backorders which pays zero to the registrant. The planned solution addresses two domainer pain points, 1. Liquidation of expiring inventory brings much needed capital, meaning you can renew more of your portfolio. 2. Buyers get clear title and dont waste time bidding on names that can be recovered post-expiry. Here is the process, 1. Submit your domains: you unlock your domains, provide auth codes. 2. Seller acknowledges that a fast-transfer of the domain will occur once domain has a bid. 3. Bidders agree to non-revocable change of ownership if their bid prevails. 4. Sellers receive a large portion (80%?) of auction proceeds. The process begins with a 7 day reverse auction counting down hourly/daily, down to $1 plus renewal/transfer for delivery. The domain doesn't have to be expired or expiring. You can submit the name multiple times during the life of the name but not more than once per year. Once the auth code is verified: • Epik parks the domain with auction template with Make Offer pricing so retail bids can come in. • Wholesale buyers are informed of expired auction inventory update. • Domain goes through reverse auction in 7 days • Domains are fast transferred to Epik as soon as one bid is made. • If seller locks name, all domains will be removed and no further listings will be accepted from seller. • Domains already at Epik are pre-qualified for "name liquidate" services, but you must opt in manually. • External domains are eligible once auth codes are verified. • Data will include number of views, expiration date, and expected delivery. • Pre-set domain buys will give you the ability to buy any name when a price hits a certain target. • Once a bid is submitted, it cannot be revoked. All purchases a final non-refundable. As for brand name, we are considering NameLiquidate.com — very descriptive name and targeted at a very specific audience. That said, open to considering other names. A separate brand naming project is coming shortly for what Rob describes as the “Ultimate Digital Brand Marketplace”. This is separate.