Our young dropcatching champion @Gube and @RaquelPenha have been brainstorming an idea in response to some discussions on Telegram. The idea is not a new one, but the execution of it is probably something to work through. The idea is out of the hedge fund world, and the structure is like a limited partnership. An entity with an Epik account buys domains, monetizes them and sells them or leases them. When it has more cash than opportunities, it distributes excess cash. Investment thesis: - .COM market has won. All roads are going back to .COM as ccTLDs and gTLDs bow down to .COM. - There is an asymmetric market opportunity as rich get richer and poor get more desperate. - Domains are being dropped and liquidated as traditional PPC lander economic model is failing to cover renewal fees. Most investors have not switched to landers or leasing. Investment criteria: - Maximum 12 characters - 1-2 words in English or major foreign languages - Favorable SEO value or brandability - High quality hyphen .com acceptable - IDN acceptable for exceptional opportunity Investment funding source: - Cash/Wire - BTC or approved crypto - Approved domains bought at opportunistic valuations Fund Managers: - To be appointed but initially @Gube and @RaquelPenha supervised by @Rob Monster. Governance and Audit: - To be announced but will be transparent through non-fungible ledger, possibly a private Blockchain visible to LP members only through private key. If interested in it, PM to @Gube or @RaquelPenha. I think I am going in for $10,000 for this managed fund because I believe in these folks. If more folks want in, we'll formalize it with some governing terms of service and daily performance reporting. Disclaimer: This is not an offering to sell securities. This is a theoretical outline of a future concept that could be introduced if there was market demand subject to appropriate legal review.