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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

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 BumperProtectors.com 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 BumperProtectors.com.

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 Appraise.Epik.com

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

  • Is .co, .co.uk, .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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