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The Goodwill of Domains!

Labeled as budget: above $5,000 in Domain Buyer Requests started by Rob Monster, Sep 21, 2019.

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  1. Rob Monster

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

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    Epik has another search in progress for a targeted project that fits into the Microfinance strategy that is currently taking form. We are engaging outside counsel to se up a Charity/Philanthropic arm of the Epik family. The purpose of that entity is to receive (domain) donations. I call it "The Goodwill of Domains" which will scalably fund Digital empowerment grants all over the world.

    Here is how I believe domain donations will work:

    - Domain owners submit domains with auth codes
    - Ownership verification is verified
    - Domains accepted transfer starts and user is notified
    - Domain arrives
    - Domain donor receives receipt with valuation
    - Domain is listed with landing page for buy/lease
    - Proceeds are used for funding Digital Empowerment grants


    The site will also include a section with User profiles where users can create profiles as Staff, Volunteer, Donors and as Beneficiaries. The technology for doing this community is likely going to be based on Pleroma, Hydra or Mastodon -- technologies for highly resilient decentralized community platform which is also being integrated for upcoming Toki.com project as a decentralized Fediverse "Smart Agent" service.


    On the donation site itself, we include real-time transparent disclosure of all activity and/or change of status:

    - If donor was not anonymous, display <domain> was donated by <donor>.

    - When domain is sold, <domain> donated by <donor> has sold for <amount>.

    - Digital Empowerment grant of <amount> was made to <beneficiary>.

    - <Beneficiary> reported about their impact from their grant.

    - <Community Member> posted feedback.


    The domain specification:

    - .COM and/or .ORG
    - Up to 12 characters, including TLD.
    - Conveys charity/philanthropy and empowerment in the digital age
    - Can be English, Greek or Latin
    - Preference for a domain where .COM and .ORG can both be secured.

    Lord-willing, we'll select a the top contenders within 7 days and then run a poll with the finalists before buying the domain name to be used for this project. In the meantime, as proof of concept, we have already started giving out grants this week and are interviewing team members. Send candidates to @franka46.

    I think it is an exciting project. It fits very strongly with a personal passion: DIGITAL EMPOWERMENT. This is a topic that I fellow Board director @Braden Pollock is also passionate about. We spoke earlier this morning. Perhaps his experience with Benevolent.net will prove relevant for this initiative.

    Last but not least, we are also going to source some educational content that will teach program participants about domain investing and how to set up impactful digital presences at low cost. There is an abundance of good teaching content already out there so we'll leverage this heavily.

    If folks want to contribute domain names to this project ahead of the tax-exempt entity being formed, you may do so by sending domains with auth codes to [email protected] -- working name courtesy of @Blitzpotz because of his random act of kindness yesterday.

    Monetary donations are also welcome. However, be aware that tax exempt status is still a month or two out. Once we have a final brand name for it, we'll set up a dedicated PayPal account for the program. For those who don't care about tax-exempt status, there is BTC address here:

    1EErxU6KUmJBD8xoAiMSJ2qBp8UPfSLgkK

    Input and advice is also welcome in this thread or you can wait for the poll thread to come up in a few days where your comments can be liked and thanked and where the thread will remain open. This domain wanted thread will only be open for a short while. Feel free to comment here about the program.

    Thanks for looking.
     
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  2. vravis9

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    @Rob Monster

    Good initiative.

    Actually one of a kind...

    Good luck.

    Ravi
     
  3. 1Darko

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    Interesting - good luck!
     
  4. ecomslice

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    " If folks want to contribute domain names to this project ahead of the tax-exempt entity being formed, you may do so by sending domains with auth codes to [email protected] "

    Great Concept. !

    Are you suggesting do not donate .org if not paired with .com ?
    or is this just a light preference ?
     
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    Great concept.


    A reminder of the infinite energy funnels available to us to level up humanity with some unique ingenuity.


    As a world, we don't have a food supply problem, more precisely; we have a food distribution conundrum on our hands. Same goes for all energy currents (tech, food, money, health). All is energy.



    Financial resources to be a true "re-source" must loop coherently in principle with tao/god/divine/source.

    Even the word Finance has golden mean ratio in it, (Fi = PHI) ... concepts such as this one are merely chiseling a more precise route for energy currents to flow at the frequency of Φ PHI Φ

    Given our current conundrum and collective awakening process to the funny money Ponzi scheme of a central banking system that has usurped the world - vehicles such as this concept create a bridge to drive the currents of infinity closer to the fingertips of all.

    Golden mean ratio ....perfect sharing, perfect branching, perfect charge distribution, no loss of energy ....

    Φ PHI Φ
     
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  6. Blitzpotz

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    Name suggestions sent @franka46

    Looking forward to a great project.
     
  7. Rob Monster

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

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    We can buy the pair if there is a pair. It is nice-to have. We might end up with the .COM or the .ORG. I just don't know if I can get excited about .ORG with @Jon Nevett taking .ORG prices to the moon.
     
  8. Rob Monster

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    The domain industry suffers from scarcity of liquidity due to the scarcity of of deep-pocketed retail buyers who know the domains exist. Our challenge is to fix that. I believe we can and we will.

    As for the Golden Ratio, that is a different topic, but yes, everyone should understand the implications of the Golden Ratio. It is proof of design.

    I do like the idea of domains starting with PHI and PHILO but not wedded to it.
     
  9. jeananderson

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    Good initiative . Intersted i'll try to give 5 to 10 names . Is any names or must be charity names ???
    My best
     
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    Hi, for about how long are you leaving this open for suggestions?
     
  11. Rob Monster

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

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    Let's plan for a week. I am working through the submissions today.
     
  12. Rob Monster

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    We are looking for a single domain for the entity where this program will reside long-term.

    As for submitting donation domains with auth codes, they go here: [email protected]
     
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    Should contributors limit free domains to .com or is anything welcome?
     
  14. Rob Monster

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

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    Focused on .COM. However, I think people know what might not be junk so will let folks use discernment there since we'll automate a lot of the screening once this scales up.
     
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    DM sent
     
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  18. Rob Monster

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    For the non-Americans, who don't know Goodwill, here is their site:

    https://www.goodwill.org/

    People donate stuff and get a tax deduction if they want it.

    Other people buy the donated stuff.

    It is a successful model for physical goods. The thesis is that there is a digital equivalent -- where you go to drop off your digital junk, knowing one man's trash is another man's treasure.

    Hope that helps!
     
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    Sent you PM
     
  20. oldtimer

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    I would rephrase that as:

    " where you go to drop off your excess digital assets " :$::$::$:
     
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    What a fantastic initiative sir.
     
  25. Rob Monster

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    Still looking for some good prospects for this project.

    A .ORG is also acceptable -- some of the stronger candidates submitted so far has been .ORG, and given the philanthropic mandate, a .ORG would work here.

    Aspirational words are welcome. Examples of existing submissions:

    Reliable.org
    Plentiful.org
     

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