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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, a domain name sales marketplace. Although the value of the deal was not shared at the time of the announcement, Rob later told 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 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. 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

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.














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 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

Learn About Epik & Rob Monster in Today’s Webcast


Rob Monster is one of the most approachable people in the domain space, and I think his company has a good business model that may work for some domain investors. Epik just launched this morning for my company, and as I promised, I will keep you apprised of the results in a future post.

For now though, I would like to remind you that Rob will be taking part in a free webcast this afternoon at 2pm EST (approximately 2 hours from now). The purpose is to learn more about Epik and Rob, and to learn how their services may be able to help you develop your domain names, as I did with

You need to sign up prior to the webcast to participate, so you might want to do that ASAP. I am sure this webcast will be available at a later point if you can't make it or have other things going on, but you'll want to check it out, especially if you've never connected with Rob before. → Read More

Moniker Auction at Epik Conference


Epik Domain Conference and Auction

Rob Monster and his Epik team will be holding its first Developer Conference in Seattle September 15-17, 2010. You can learn more about the conference on the Epik website. I haven't decided if I am going to attend, but it looks like it will be a good conference for people who have been developing, and it certainly promises to bring something different to the domain conference scene.

In conjunction with this conference, Moniker will be running a live auction presumably using the Snapnames platform. Epik is now accepting auction submissions, but domain names must meet at least one of the following requirements to be considered:

  • Is a com with an appraised value of $25,000 or more on

  • Is a .net with an appraised value of $5,000 or more on

  • Is .co,, .tv., info, or ,org with at least 5,000 exact matches

  • Is currently getting at least 100 monthly unique visitors.

  • Is currently earning at least $50 in monthly revenue

  • Is in the top 5 positions on Google for the exact match term.

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