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Epik.com Promo Deals and Happy Hour Mega-Thread

Located in Domain Coupons and Offers, started by Sufyan Alani, Aug 9, 2019

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  1. Mister Funsky

    Mister Funsky Top Contributor VIP

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    I am pretty sure they go back to the old pricing...as low as 8.10 if you prefund your account and you have contacted them to ensure you have/get that level of pricing as a namepros user.
     
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  2. Rob Monster

    Rob Monster CEO, Epik Epik.com Staff PRO VIP

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    We are still thinking about that topic. I believe it will be something like this for .COM from October 1 onwards;

    $7.49 .COM transfers
    $7.49 .COM creates
    $8.49. COM -first come first serve no auction backorders
    $8.49 .COM renewals

    This is all-inclusive regardless of payment method. It is actually loss-making in the hard costs since we typically max out our Verisign rebate rather quickly.

    Beyond this, we will run frequent happy hours at various time slots when a new "whale" arrives with 500+ .com arriving at a time where we are comfortable that they are planning to grow with Epik. This way everyone wins when another big domainrt moves to Epik. Win-win-win.

    Three things:

    1. In Q3, we got into some trouble with our resellers and wholesale customers. The $5.49 price (insane) was so low that it caused channel conflict for some of them.

    2. We don't really want garbage registrations. The closer you get to $1, the more garbage you get. We don't want garbage registrations. It has zero after-market impact and causes auto-renew burden a year later.

    3.We don't want to be on a registrar carousel. If someone is only coming for a cheap domain and not seeing Epik as their long term strategic ally and partner, we are not their registrar. Please rip off someone else!

    We are all in this together. I believe we are heading into a new golden age for .COM. I can't say much for the other TLDs but we support nearly all of them. However for after-market speculation, it is a .com world.
     
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2019
  3. Mister Funsky

    Mister Funsky Top Contributor VIP

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    PEASE keep the prefund at 8.10 for renewals.

    If you want to do away with it, I would rather see a middle point between the new regs and renewals. Just make it an ideal marketing price point of 7.99 for either one.
     
  4. Rob Monster

    Rob Monster CEO, Epik Epik.com Staff PRO VIP

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    Yes, of course. Domains at or below cost -- no change there.
     
  5. CJ6

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

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    Does the prefund cost count if you use Masterbucks?
    If so, how can I get that?
     
  6. Rob Monster

    Rob Monster CEO, Epik Epik.com Staff PRO VIP

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    It does -- it just means Credit card and PayPal are disabled.

    If you generate sales and leases at Epik and have renewals or transfers, just hold a balance and use the balance. And then you get $8.10 renewals. Genius but anyone can do it.
     
  7. jmaurya

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  8. Rob Monster

    Rob Monster CEO, Epik Epik.com Staff PRO VIP

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    See my comments above -- especially about reseller channel conflict. We'll be doing it, but in a more targeted way, and especially clustered around the arrival of "whales". Anyone with 500+ .com to move is going to be doing the rest of the community a favor since we'll make it rain for everyone.
     
  9. jacktheson

    jacktheson New Member

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    How to get the discounted price, is there any promo code?
     
  10. Gube

    Gube Coming soon Gold Account

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    No promo code, simply add names to your cart and you'll get the promo pricing :)
     
  11. NicTraders

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    Per Gube's response - but for the best pricing level you'll need to PM him and tell him you're a NamePros member.
     
  12. jacktheson

    jacktheson New Member

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    Thx, already transferred a domain. The price was 6.49, does it get any cheaper then that? :)
     
  13. OnlineDomainShop

    OnlineDomainShop Screamers.Com VIP Gold Account

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    How much time remaining ?
     
  14. Hireinternet

    Hireinternet Top Contributor VIP

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    If i transfer domain today and submit auth code tomorrow , what will be amount i have to pay ? Promo price or regular price ?
     
  15. Gube

    Gube Coming soon Gold Account

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    If you pay for the transfer today, you won't have to pay anything in addition to what you will pay today
    You can start the transfer anytime
     
  16. Ategy

    Ategy Arif M, NameCult.com TheDomainSocial.com VIP Gold Account

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    So much on my plate lately .. wanted to take advantage before the end .. can I assume we have until at least midnight at Rob's house .. aka Midnight Pacific aka 3am Eastern? lol
     
  17. Rob Monster

    Rob Monster CEO, Epik Epik.com Staff PRO VIP

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    Yup, we are keeping it classy -- midnight PST for this promo. Enjoy. By the time the accountant realizes what I did, it will all be done.
     
  18. Ategy

    Ategy Arif M, NameCult.com TheDomainSocial.com VIP Gold Account

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    Sigh .. was trying to do a sizable batch of handregs after completing another 125 more transfers .. didn't get through my master list to filter out the best ones, so was going to submit what I had .. but it was already done by 3:00 .. I had a few issues as I guess everyone was submitting last second .. so I unfortunately missed it by literally a few seconds (thought I'd still be safe until 3:00:59) .. lol .. teaches me not to procrastinate next time! Maybe for the best .. I have too many domains that I have time to manage them for! lol
     
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  19. Samer

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    I tried fast one past them, had page at promo price, clicked “checkout” and paid 7 minutes after at 3:07 so I was charged normal $42-, instead of $32.

    I don't care. The last of my LLLLs have transferred from registrar been wanting to leave for a long time. Thanks for expediting the process, with this insanely generous promo, and excellent service!
     
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2019
  20. premkumar

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    Got some of my domains listed in epik market place first time. the landing page look cool and simple. one observation I selected multiple domains to list and the listing form have one textbox for price which means you can't set different price each domain or you have to choose to list each domain one by one. Not a handy for domainer who list bunch of domains daily.
     
  21. Gube

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    You can list a different price for each name from the marketplace tab in your dashboard
     
  22. anantj

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    Pretty much the same happened with me :(
     
  23. vravis9

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    I understand this..

    Last five days been a tight packed and unexpected schedule changes for me...

    And I postponed it too..

    Missed full chance to move and register many names..

    Overall it is a great promo from Epik and amazing promotion by @Rob Monster

    We saw how many times he quoted this promo and suggested it as a potential plan to get sales.

    Thanks for promo month.

    Will be looking forward for more...we should raise the bar right ??! ;)
    So may be bigger bargaining deal...soon !

    Thanks,
    Ravi
     
  24. Ategy

    Ategy Arif M, NameCult.com TheDomainSocial.com VIP Gold Account

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    For me it was already back to $8.49 by 3:00:00 .. just before 3:00 I had a few names in the cart, it just took me a little too long to get the old ones out and the news ones in .. just a few seconds .. lol .. I'd like to blame it on Epik .. but I also have way too many browser tabs/windows open .. so the few seconds difference could have very easily (/probably) been on my end.

    My biggest issue wasn't the final checkout .. in trying to put the domains into my usual process (mostly Excel) .. I checked a bunch of names to see if they were available .. then copy/pasted the lists into Excel .. but they all had a space at the start of each cell .. usually just a simple trim or find/replace, but no matter what I did I couldn't trim or replace the spaces. Only realising now that Epik's formatting uses a "Non-Breaking Space" as opposed to a regular space .. and (as I only now figured out after a ton of frustration .. slightly after 3am Eastern) Excel treats non-breaking and breakable spaces as completely different characters (effectively Char 160 and Char 15 respectively)! I lost about 20 minutes trying to figure that out and then gave up when I realised I'd run out of time. Only really figured out what the problem was shortly after.

    What's worse is that afterwards I also noticed that at the bottom of Epik's bulk handreg search, there's the option to export as text ... if only I had seen that at 2am instead of 3:30am .. lol

    On the positive side, I've figured it all out and now have 100 great handregs ready to go the next time there's a promotion .. they're way more than good enough to grab at regular prices, but it just hurts paying an extra $300 because of my arch nemesis Excel. I swear Excel is such an amazing tool .. that has helped me unimaginably .. while at the same time being one of the biggest sources of frustration ever!

    On that note .. anybody got a handreg .com coupon code? lol
     
  25. Mister Funsky

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    I am both happy and sad to see it come to an end (so many names and so little extra cash)!

    Like everyone else, life intervened and caused a slippage of time and even though I worked hard to spread the word from the beginning and had large regging plans, I too had a bunch of names left over on my "got to reg these before Oct 1st" list.

    Got many moved over from other registrars that I've been letting sit for a while and that is a big relief.

    It is a good thing for us all that Rob is so motivated in moving Epik forward with new hires and acquisitions that will help the large and small domain investor alike. The new SSL pages are looking good, especially since we can now remove some items if we choose to.

    So I would like to thank Rob for giving us a chance to save some money...in my case I was motivated to share some of the savings with a charitable group targeting those that are destitute for one reason or another. It is not a lot, but I found myself thinking 'with the money I saved I should use that at ------ restaurant or to buy a new monitor...neither of which is needed.

    For now, I will save my 'want' list of names for a while in hopes Rob will shake things up again in a month or three...maybe he will do something to help domainers celebrate making it to 2020!!!
     

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