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GoDaddy terminating fast transfer inclusions over Afternic for any of Epik’s customers

Labeled as registrars in Domain Industry News, started by equity78, Nov 16, 2020

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  1. NickB

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    Both at the same time...that confirms it then 🙂
     
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  2. Mister Funsky

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    LOL, you are quicker than I...

    It sure is nice they decided to let me (us) know...it warms the cockles of my heart that someone was able to work me (us) in to their busy schedule. WTF ever.
     
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  3. Abdullah Abdullah

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    Also just got it from Afternic

     
  4. FolioTeam

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    Same here.
     
  5. MasterOfMyDomains

    MasterOfMyDomains Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Internet must be slow north of 49, my email just came in.
    Why just removed from fast transfer network and not afternic network entirely?
     
  6. sharfab

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    I also received the same email from Afternic with the update...
     
  7. FolioTeam

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    That will be horrible
     
  8. NickB

    NickB Wales.org VIP

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    Good question, are you going to drop them an email to find out?
     
  9. Windoms

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    Sell through rate demons dont care.
    They gonna make everyone run away from epik lol.
     
  10. Sahil Gupta

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    I received an email too, I only have a very few domains at Epik. But I can imagine how bad it is for those who have most of their domains with Epik. They shouldn't have removed fast transfer status for the already listed one?
     
  11. MasterOfMyDomains

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    No. I am going to wait for the email from epik, explaining things.
    Just seems strange to be removed from fast transfer only. Me thinks there is so much more than meats the eye here. And if anyone can take @Intelliname post and condense it into one sentence that be appreciated
     
  12. DomainBanana

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    For anyone looking to transfer, here's a list of registrars who are in the FT network:
    https://www.afternic.com/domain-reseller-network

    Again, the FT network gives domains about 35% more visibility and Epik will be removed from the network on January 5.
     
  13. Pairadice

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    quick question: with the acquisition of uniregistry and the recent announcement that all uni names would be available across premium networks, https://uniregistry.com/blog/post/afternic-syndication-pricing-updates (though perhaps not quite as many as the fast transfer networks, yet) and with further integrations expected, will this loss of afternic fast-transfer mean anything a year from now?
     
  14. NameDeck

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    Basically: we're being deplatformed by the big tech companies.
     
  15. NickB

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    I suppose removing Fast Transfer removes any % fee obligations from Godaddy to Epik.....dont know if they get any from a regular transfer from Afternic to Epik though
     
  16. boker

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    That's a list with the registrars where your domain will be visible, not registrars to use when you want to be in the network. Afternic says 35% more visibility, but most of my domains sold through them are sales made through godaddy( your domains will be listed through godaddy by a simple listing, not necessary FT). Also, just double checked, if I'm not mistaken, the next 10 registrars by market share are not in the FT network, so if they can survive, everybody can. Also, with $8,49, I don't think that epik was counting to make a profit from domainers, the big profit is coming from end users, paying $35 for a renewals, paying hosting and building websites, mostly they used us to gain some market share.
     
  17. DomainBanana

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    If a registrar is visible in the network, that means it's a participating registrar.

    [update: this is not necessarily true. Boker was right that some participating registrars only show domains in the network but can't add domains from their own registrar]

    From https://www.afternic.com/domain-reseller-network:

    Domain names get exposure through the Standard Network resellers, plus promotion on 8 of the top 10 domain registrars in the world. This amounts to over 75 million monthly search queries from the largest domain reseller network in the world.

    Fast-transfer domains fetch higher prices because of the buyer reach and the buyer can take control of them immediately after purchase.​
     
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  18. NYJimbo

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    Regardless of who is right or wrong, I can't see using Epik if this sort of thing keeps happening.
     
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  19. MasterOfMyDomains

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    We need a :xf.confused: button with likes and dislikes etc
    Stay on topic, i kinda dont care about fast transfer, just reasons. Further complications. great post @boker ty
     
  20. Silentptnr

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    I received the email also.

    But still nothing from Epik as a customer. I don't even think I got anything regarding Paypal.
     
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  21. Mister Funsky

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    Fast transfer vs non fast transfer only exposes the names to about a third more users. I do not want to mention names as a couple of them are active here, but they are not necessarily 'big' players.

    It just means a little more effort for a buyer, but if the name is good or great, the buyer wont care.

    Not a big deal in the scheme of things...I did well before fast transfer and I will do well after. Just a pain in the arse. At least they were locked into a 60 day notice to give us time to make adjustments.
     
  22. boker

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    I'm using at least 10 registrars from that list and I can assure you that your domains willnot be eligible to be listed in the FT network. Also, they say 75 million queries,but that phrase is there for at least 5 years, from when I've started, so looks like at afternic everything is outdated. Even, if we are talking about 75 million serach queries, most of them probably are from domainers, individuals, small shops and so on, which will never pay the end user prices. When was the last time when you have sold a domain at end user price through network solutions, tierra, united domains, amen and so on. For example, probably at least 100k or more search queries are made by me, though bulk searches, so that should mean something.
     
  23. DomainBanana

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    Which registrars are your referring to?
     
  24. NYJimbo

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    All I know is that if I was a registrar, I would offer super cheap .COM transfers. But only for those moving domains away from Epik. I'm looking at you Dynadot. :xf.wink::-P
     
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  25. Bob Hawkes

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    Also worthwhile to note that fast transfer at Afternic only applies to the main legacy TLDs and a couple of others including .co, only if you have buy-it-now priced, are not within first 60 or last 30 days of registration, and have opted in. Nevertheless definitely being part of both Sedo and Afternic networks was an advantage, soon to be gone.

    So Sedo have many of the same registrars in their MLS network, but not GoDaddy. If separately I list names through GoDaddy auctions (but as fixed price) would that get me listing on GoDaddy registrar channel, even though name at Epik? Probably an elementary question, but I have not used GD auctions much yet.

    Bob
     
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