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Epik Hires Joseph Peterson as Director of Operations


epikRob Monster, CEO of Epik, announced the hiring of Joseph Peterson as Director of Operations at Epik. Many people in the domain industry will recognize Joseph's name from his articles written on Domain Name Wire, as well as his well thought out written contributions in comments on domain industry blogs and forums.

This hiring is the second big announcement from Epik in the last couple of weeks. Two weeks ago, the company announced the acquisition of Undeveloped.com, a domain name sales marketplace. Although the value of the deal was not shared at the time of the announcement, Rob later told OnlineDomain.com the price was 4 million Euros.

The press release distributed by Epik has more information about Joseph's background and the role he will have at the company. You can find that below: (more…) → Read More

Epik Acquires Undeveloped


Reza-Rob-Done-DealAccording to  Epik founder Rob Monster, Epik has acquired the Undeveloped domain name marketplace and sales platform founded by Reza Sardeha. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it appears  that the current team operating Undeveloped will stay on board and the two companies will continue to operate separately. According to the press release "Undeveloped will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Epik Holdings Inc group of Companies with the current management team."

Rob sent me an email with a press release announcing the news, and I have published that below:

Dutch Startup Undeveloped.com Announces Acquisition by US-based Epik Holdings Inc.

Undeveloped joining Epik allows the company to introduce a full-service solution for buying, selling, leasing and managing domains.

Undeveloped.com announced today that it has been acquired by Epik Holdings inc. The integration of the two companies will help Undeveloped further accelerate the growth of its marketplace for digital brands, after more than doubling → Read More

Epik Sends CloudBleed Email Update


You may have already heard about a recently discovered security bug called CloudBleed. Based on what I have read about the bug, users of many websites could potentially be impacted, and people may not even know their accounts could become compromised. I presume there is the potential that this could involve domain industry companies.

Yesterday, I received an email from Epik that I want to share with you. I think it is a good idea for Epik (and other companies) to address this ASAP and make sure their customers are aware of the situation. Kudos to Epik for informing customers of the issue almost immediately. Hopefully other industry companies that may be impacted will follow suit. (more…) → Read More

My Favorites for Epik / Moniker Live Auction Today


The Epik Developers Conference will be holding a live auction today at 4:30pm Eastern time. You can bid on the auction via Snapnames if you are interested in bidding remotely. Below are the list of names scheduled to be in the live auction, and my favorites (with reserve prices in mind) are bolded. I do not have any domain names in the auction.

10 DvdStand.com No Reserve
20 BeachBags.net $501-$1000
30 Diode.net $2501 - $5000
40 ClothingRack.net $501-$1000
50 CamcorderMicrophones.com $1001-$2500
60 EthernetRouters.com $2501 - $5000
70 3gPhones.com $5,001 - $10,000
80 AbdominalTrainer.com $10,001 - $25,000
90 Bridle.com $25,001 - $50,000
100 HdmiAdapters.net $501-$1000
110 GirlsTees.com $2501 - $5000
120 Analyze.net $5,001 - $10,000
130 AdvertisingSales.com $10,001 - $25,000
140 ComputerTips.com $10,001 - $25,000
150 CurryDishes.com $10,001 - $25,000
160 CarTransporters.org $25,001 - $50,000
170 Pillows.net $10,001 - $25,000
180 Cuffs.com $25,001 - $50,000
190 HairCare.com → Read More

Picks from Epik’s Live Auction


As you know by now, Epik will be holding a live auction in conjunction with its Development Conference in less than two weeks. I saw a list with many of the domain names that will be auctioned by Moniker/Snapnames, and I wanted to share some of them with you. One of the neat things is that each domain name will come with an Epik-built site.

You can see more information about the auction on the Snapnames website once the final sales list is announced.

  • WiFi.com

  • Maid.com

  • ETF.com

  • Poster.com

  • Slideshow.com

  • Collision.com

  • Haircare.com

  • HardDrives.com

  • EarMuffs.com

  • Saws.com

  • Spoons.com

  • GolfSet.com

  • BabyDecor.com

Visit the Epik Developers' Conference website to get more details on the conference, auction, and bidding. → Read More

5 with… Rob Monster, CEO of Epik


Most of us have probably heard about Rob Monster's development company, Epik,   and the company's development conference from September 15-17 in Seattle, Washington. I had a chance to ask Rob a few questions about the conference that may be of interest to you if you are either thinking about attending or working with Epik.

I know a couple of people have privately expressed concern that it would serve as an infomercial for Epik and/or that only Epik customers would benefit, so I asked Rob about that in the interview below in case you also have concerns about this.

As I blogged about previously, I am using Epik to test one site right now, and I am going to give it a few months before making any judgment. I bought BumperProtectors.com on Snapnames, tried to sell it to an end user without luck, and I opted to use Epik's services to generate revenue on the site and increase its search engine rankings for future usage.

ES: This is more of a question related to my development with Epik, but it might be helpful to people who also → Read More

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