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Epik, Dan or Efty? Epik!

Located in Domain Marketplace Reviews started by DomainNameBroker.com, Sep 4, 2019.

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  1. Welberch

    Welberch Welberch, LLC VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    In case you are not aware, Epik has entered the field.

    In our opinion, Times of Dan and Efty are now gone.

    We think Epik is better.
     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2019
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  2. Peak.Domains

    Peak.Domains Established Member

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  3. Marshall

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  4. JudgeMind

    JudgeMind Bullish on .com PRO VIP Trusted Contest Holder

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    Can you share some solid stats or details to support your views?
     
  5. elmoney

    elmoney Top Member VIP

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    What can Epik offer better than Dan/Efty?
     
  6. Welberch

    Welberch Welberch, LLC VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Epik supports crypto currency payments if we are not mistaken.
     
  7. Welberch

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    The better question is what Efty and Dan offer better than Epik?
     
  8. wizard

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    It’s what works for you everyone has a different view we have tested them all but much prefer dan.com I’m sure there has been several posts regarding this?
     
  9. Tia Wood

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    Can you go into more details as to why?
     
  10. Welberch

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    - Accredited Registrar
    - Amazing Support
    - United States Based
    - Competitive Pricing
    ...
     
  11. Welberch

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    We aren't saying that Efty or Dan are not good. They are good companies, but in our opinion Epik outcompeted them both.

    We also think the times of Sedo are gone unless they lower their commission significantly.

    The industry is changing.
     
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  12. xynames

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  13. Welberch

    Welberch Welberch, LLC VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Try and Review Epik.
     
  14. Rob Monster

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

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    Quick thoughts here:

    - Dan and Efty both have some great features and capable management. We know Dan particularly well, but also have some familiarity with Efty management. These are both capable innovators with capable entrepreneurs leading them.

    - We would be delighted to provide escrow services for Efty and I did pitch that idea to Doron recently at the suggestion of some management.

    - We routinely work with Dan to process transactions. I trust their fraud assessments and have never had a domain transaction go wrong with them as far as I can recall.

    - Neither Dan or Efty are registrars. As such, it would make sense for them to hook into our APIs as this could make transactions more efficient for everyone.

    - As for crypto, I think Dan does have this capability. We did go one step further and integrate natively in the checkout. We also run our own BTC servers which keeps costs down, transactions fast and also very private.

    For escrow, Epik is a one stop shop and therefore a single counter-party. That reduces risk and means things get done quickly. We can often close transaction in less than 1 hour if needed.

    Also, if customers already have domains at Epik, we can typically skip fraud checks because we already have a relationship with the seller.

    However, again, all these guys are awesome and we like them just fine.
     
  15. Ategy.com

    Ategy.com NameCult.com Gold Account VIP

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    ^^^ ONE BILLION LIKES !!! ^^^

    That would seriously be amazing! :)

    @Doron Vermaat @Michael Cyger @lionel_efty


    BTW .. weren't Dan and Epik in some kind of merger talks a while back?
     
  16. Welberch

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    The only reason for them to merge, in our opinion, is to come up with a more competitive offering. They have the client base, now they need to improve.

    GoDaddy will roll out the same features sooner or later.
     
  17. xynames

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    Epik marketplace is only for domains registered at Epik.
     
  18. korganian

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    Rob Monster said:
    - We would be delighted to provide escrow services for Efty and I did pitch that idea to Doron recently at the suggestion of some management.

    I have been requesting that from both Efty and Epik repeatedly for months now. I hate having my whole portfolio listed at Efty with only escrow.com or Paypal as the only payment options!
     
  19. topdom

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    We can be confident with Epik, but are buyers also confident.. This is the whole point. same question can be asked about other marketplaces as well. Where do buyers hangout,..at landing pages or some specific sites like Godaddy. We need some stats. For example where would a Chinese company go to buy a domain. Where would an European go (Sedo?). I see very high percent of Chinese visits at Sedo, but I know they are mostly bots, because I didn't sell a domain to a Chinese at Sedo.
    Epik's new default landing page is great. If it also tracks visits, it would be even better.
    Sedo and Afternic have partners, this is their strong side. It is difficult for newcomers to expand in that direction. We see Sedo sales on dnjournal every week, which is free advertisement. If Epik does the same, it can compete with the big two in time.
     
  20. Welberch

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    We would rather transact trough an United States based Accredited Registrar...
     
  21. Lox

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    Times of Dan = You guys have no clue how blockchain works?
    Times of Efty = You guys have no clue how for sale pages works?
    Times of Sedo = Networking. Pitching to a big CEO, you really only have 1 shot, Sedo have 10 shots to engage them.

    Open your mind and enjoy the game!

    Good luck!
     
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  22. namemarket

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    Dan is extremely easy to use and user-friendly with an excellent dashboard and nice looking landing pages...
     
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  23. Rob Monster

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

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    No, not correct. We can approve anyone to list domains from other registrars at Epik. We don't do this by default because it is a way to prevent fraud from domains being listed in the marketplace by people who don't actually have control over those domains. Most NamePros members are approved within minutes. This also allows folks to park domains at Epik as well as use the SSL domain landers for free.
     
  24. Rob Monster

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

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    Actually, we don't post sales. There is a reason for that. We don't believe it helps our core customer base. We can verify a transaction upon request but have chosen as a matter of policy to not announce them. We sacrifice a bit of marketing visibility for that but we think that for many clients, the benefit of privacy is more important.

    As for tracking visits, we do actually do that. In fact, we did something quite clever there. So, we use our own global Content Delivery Network. That is why the parking landers load very quickly. However, we also integrated visit counting at the network edge so that visits are counted but without having it slow down page loading. FYI.

    As for the Chinese buyers, I believe we recently secured the single largest .COM buyer of China. He is a happy client buying thousands of domains per week and telling his Chinese friends to check us out. We also just integrated UnionPay, the leading credit card of China as a solution for allowing Chinese to fund their purchases easily. It works.

    We are certainly listening to the feedback and adapting quickly in response both through organic development and acquisition. We did 2 very timely acquisitions earlier this year which have been successfully integrated. Our European team is about to get a lot bigger and we are adding direct accreditations for ccTLD around the world, especially Europe.
     
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  25. .X.

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    Why not list them at all the big hitters?? I do
     

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