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Epik as marketplace and landing

Located in Domain Marketplace Reviews, started by topdom, Aug 6, 2019

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  1. topdom

    topdom Top Contributor VIP

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    I like Epik's marketplace: it allows instant transfer, just like Namesilo. Also it doesn't give hints about races of sellers like Sedo. (Dynadot, whenever I try it, they say, domain is in cancellation period, then I wait and forget )

    Their new landing page seems to track visits. A major improvement.
    EDIT: not tracking visits, only tracking marketplace visits. I don't think anyone would go to Epik's or Namesilo's marketplace and search for something seriously. except sellers searching their own domains. Or when a marketplace includes all mls/dls domains in their search function then people would search domains there.

    Afternic and Sedo are special in the sense that they have partners.

    But I'm wondering if using Epik as landing page is a good idea. I mean, how would you compare it with Dan or Efty. I asked some critical questions in a message and Undeveloped totally ignored it, which makes me not use it. Epik is just the opposite. (Edit: Efty answers questions quickly)

    If you have to choose "buy now" option at one marketplace for each domain, which marketplace would it be?
    : registrar's marketplace, Sedo, Afternic, Dan, none ?

    If we look at things from buyer's perspective, they need to trust seller and/or marketplace. Not sure what can be done about this.

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    PPC: Sedo or Bodis? Some domains gets tons of traffic (edit:at Sedo) and there are no clicks or earnings. Something wrong with this.

    .................

    Let's say I park a domain at Epik and plan to sell it at a fixed price. Should it be on Afternic dls or should BIN be chosen at Epik's marketplace for faster sale?
     
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  2. Internet.Domains

    Internet.Domains Top Contributor VIP

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    Love Epik!
     
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  3. CJ6

    CJ6 My favorite movies are too offensive now. Whimps. VIP

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    Epik has less commission. I price my domains less at Epik for ease... I get paid immediately and it's much less hassle. I prefer sales happen at Epik. I prefer my commission go to Epik rather than a system that hasn't been updated in 10 years.
     
  4. topdom

    topdom Top Contributor VIP

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    I trust all big marketplaces in terms of payout (except when they require ID), and commission percentage is not a big deal, as long as things are transparent enough (buy sell prices are the same).

    Main problem is: Selling (fast), and for a good price.
     
  5. Ala Dadan

    Ala Dadan Established Member Epik.com Staff

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    Hi All
    It is an excellent time to share the new and initial designs for the marketplace pages.

    Marketplace Homepage: https://invis.io/TPSS5DQW82D
    Archive Page: https://invis.io/EGSS5DWBNK2
    Domain Listing Page: https://invis.io/4QSS5E2RW3H

    Some of the new features that are planned for the marketplace:
    Enhanced filtering and search features
    A simplified view of domain lists
    Updated Domain Listing page, which should link better with the domain parked page
    Mobile-friendly interface
    Better Search engine optimization
    Improved page load time

    Besides the features above, there is a lot more that I didn't mention.
    We may post the final designs once we finalize them.

    I have enabled comments on these mockups, so if you have an account with Invision-App, which is free, please do provide feedback. Will be very helpful for us.

    Thank you
    Ala
     
  6. Rob Monster

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

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    Thanks in advance for folks who have an eye for this. Your input and co-creation of a better marketplace is greatly appreciated. This is a big part of what has allowed Epik to make large leaps is that we have engaged fresh eyes with good ideas and are often humbled by the caliber of the input we get from time to time.
     
  7. Mister Funsky

    Mister Funsky Top Contributor VIP

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    I know there is another thread somewhere talking about the new SSL landers but I cant find it...I'll keep looking but wanted to say:

    The new click box options before launching the parking page are awesome! THANK YOU!

    Having a clear and to the point landing page is essential...now, if you would allow us to remove the 'Epik' in the top left corner with a click box or at least move it permanently to the bottom right corner with the other 'tags' it would be complete.
     
  8. Blitzpotz

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    Today I transfered several domains from another registrar to Epik.
    Checking my account and there is one transfered domain with 75 market visits. I did not even set up the domain for Epik Marketplace. The market visits show date and IP address between 2016-08-03 and 2019-09-15.

    Does this mean that Epik is able to import historical market visits from the given parking service? This is ParkingCrew, unchanged, where I parked the domain only since 2018.

    I determined this for only one domain. Is this real?

    @Ala Dadan
     
  9. Blitzpotz

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    Anybody home @Rob Monster?

    This issue I described in the last post is interesting. It would be sensational if old visit stats could be stored with the domain name independant of registrar, parking provider, marketplaces and their changes. Or did I miss something and it is usus? I expect metrics pros using tools for that but the new thing would be the free show at the current registrar, at least for me.

    On the other hand I have to rely on my stats. Tech, design and marketing are important but the cold reality of numbers is my first indicator if to renew or not 99% of my names.

    Thanks in forward.
     
  10. Rob Monster

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

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    If a domain has a prior history with Epik, we show the stats for whoever owns the domain presently.

    As for importing legacy data with ParkingCrew, or other legacy parking provider, if someone wants to work with us, we'll add a wizard for ingesting legacy parking data, e.g. just put in Parking Crew credentials, and we'll ingest the data for historical parking. We are looking at the same for DNS/Uni, especially for data on past inquiries and correspondence.
     
  11. Blitzpotz

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    This name in discussion should have no Epik history so far as I snapped it up in Godaddy auctions some time ago.

    If I understand you correctly Epik plans to integrate historical data. What explains my ancient market visits then? Don´t want to steal your time though it must be x-fold available in comparision to most others of us. I just want to understand, remember I am no techie.
     
  12. Mister Funsky

    Mister Funsky Top Contributor VIP

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    If you care to, PM me the name and I will pull a history for you and see if it was ever with Epik.

    This (old data) happens to alot of names I get on auction or after they have dropped and I move to Epik..
     
  13. Blitzpotz

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    PM sent
     

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