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Hi.TV: Video for Empowerment in the age of COVID-19

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  1. Rob Monster

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

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    @omelet and @epik finalized a partnership deal this week to develop the domain name Hi.TV into something that might serve humanity in a novel way. This comes at a time when many people find themselves isolated due to COVID-19 related quarantines. In short, it seemed to be a good time to introduce new solutions for hosting of virtual meetings, both public and private.

    Epik is happy to introduce an instant-on video solution that allows anyone to connect with others around the world in a single click with no download. You can follow the progress here:

    https://hi.tv/

    You can set up your own meetings for free.

    There is even an Epik meeting room that is open to the public to meet with whoever from Epik is around at any time -- employees, customers and partners:

    https://hi.tv/Epik

    Here is one for NamePros:

    https://hi.tv/NamePros

    If you are bored or just want to visit, you can come hang out or start your own rooms.

    Let's see what innovation gets unleashed.
     
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  2. Pay.My.id

    Pay.My.id Established Member

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    Congrat's Rob for delivering new video service,
     
  3. Rob Monster

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    The next step is to add the ability to stand up custom domains including virtual TLDs for Hi.TV, e.g.. Pay.Hi.TV which works like a domain name on Epik and accessible via API.
     
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    Brilliant (y) Nice @omelet and @epik ! When partnerships work, everybody happy.
     
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    Does users able to upload their video instanly or need moderation to filter of quality ?
     
  6. HotKey

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    So, like instant video-conferencing? Good stuff, thank you, sir! And omelet :)

    Amazing the fruits a good domain name can produce.
     
  7. Rob Monster

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    Yup, instant video conference. No download required. No signup. Just visit and go. Free.
     
  8. Rob Monster

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    No moderation required. Anybody can have a room. If aspiring porn stars show up we might have to boot them, but for now y'all have fun with it.
     
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    Hah- well guess it really is amateur hour, am having zero success to get my camera to work lol. Anyboo- no issues seeing or hearing you folks on my end, thx for the shoutout.
     
  10. Rob Monster

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    We could see you fine. Thanks for joining.

    I do think there is some known issue with Brave browser, for example.

    Chrome, Edge and Safari all good.
     
  11. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes formerly MetBob NameTalent VIP Gold Account Trusted Blogger

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    It looks like a great service that will fit a definite need. As you note, @Rob Monster, a timely introduction.

    Thanks for telling us about it. Glad to see that there is a NamePros meeting room.

    Bob
     
  12. Rob Monster

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    Thanks Bob. And thanks for the Tweet.

    What is cool is that the idea was conceived yesterday. We had a deal on the table to develop Hi.Tv. Along comes the Corona Virus quarantine life and clearly there is a need:

    - Homeschooling
    - Support groups
    - Music lessons
    - Live performances
    - Worship and Prayer meetings
    - Industry meetups

    The list is pretty endless, and we'll just look forward to seeing folks being empowered to do novel things that would otherwise happen face to face, etc.

    Thanks to one of our engineers, Austin Gillman, bringing this initiative and just getting it done. I call guys like Austin and @Gube "Mega Stack" developers as "Full Stack" is not sufficient.

    @Gube is now working on a Zendesk replacement for the domain anme CustomerSupport.Co. We hope to put that online shortly, and will start using it across the Epik ecosystem.
     
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    Have you considered using it for domain name discussions and negotiation? Someone sees a name with an Epik lander. They can click somewhere saying they would like to discuss it with a seller in a private meeting. The seller gets a notice and the two get together to discuss concerns, questions, price, etc?

    Bob
     
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    Disappointed this has been placed under "promotional". Promoting what, communications under extra-ordinary circumstances? Even Jimmy Fallon is broadcasting from his basement.

    How quick we are to judge, on predispositions. A better location would be under the "meetups" section, at least it's relevant.

    Ok, back to trying to get that audio fixed. Juggling between getting the wife's washing machine fixed, throwing domains at marketplaces and audio working on my webcam now. Can we guess which takes precedent?
     
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    1. agree
    2. browser settings or mic permission / privacy settings
     
  16. Rob Monster

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    Actually, that's a fascinating topic. Live chat with a domain owner directly from a SSL lander.

    @Gube is working on a new Zendesk chat replacement under the brand name CustomerSupport.co.

    Integrating video livechat will be straight forward once both are on the same Single Sign on.

    I like the idea. For some domains it will make a lot of sense.
     
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    As you can see, when push comes to shove, or when duty calls, we just get it done.
     
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    My wife said she loves this very much.0_o :)
     
  21. Rob Monster

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    Earlier today several Epik team members were in the Hi.Tv channel for Epik and a bunch of the spouses said Hi to each other. Many of them had never met each other before but because everyone is working from home now, it just happens organically. Spouses, dogs, cats, etc. It is all fair game now.
     
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    :xf.laugh::xf.laugh::xf.grin::singing:
     
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    Hilarious (y):xf.smile:

    btw will test it this Saturday (10+ participants)
     
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    Nice. Add a tab to a lander ie "Meet the Seller", an agreed upon time between the two and viola. Just a click away for both. Can see scheduling times within a room, ie the Namepros room, being integrated, like a pop-up calendar showing 15 minute blocks being avail to book or not.

    At this stage easy to use and completely functional. I think this is going be a valuable collaboration tool for investors, and the other collaborative areas Rob mentioned. Bringing awesomeness.
    Thanks, that's exactly what it was. Ran into Intelliname, pleasure to meet. Great guy. Lot of hard work going on behind the scenes!
     
  25. Rob Monster

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    Thanks @HotKey.

    Sorry I missed that. I have become a big fan of @Intelliname. Turns out we were in the Epik Hi.Tv channel for a bit tonight actually due to the need for some screen-sharing.

    We have also been doing a daily prayer meeting in the mornings. I am looking at extending this Hi.Tv to help folks whose church communities mayhave been broken up by ongoing quarantine.
     

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