Epik.Com Domain Developers Conference Partners With Moniker And Snapnames To Auction Developed Websites

Press Release


Live Auction September 16 Includes Online Bidding, Followed By Week Long Online Auction
SEATTLE, WA, (August 17, 2010) – Epik.com, the largest mass domain development company in the world, announced today that they have partnered with Moniker® (www.moniker.com) and SnapNames® (www.snapnames.com), both Oversee.net® companies and providers of domain name registration, management, monetization and brokerage services, to provide a live and online auction of web sites at their inaugural conference.  The Epik.com Developer Conference is scheduled for September 15–17, 2010, in Seattle at the Edgewater Hotel.
Conference details can be found at: http://epik.com A live domain auction will be conducted Thursday September 16 at 2:00 pm PDT.  Live auction bidding is available both in-person at the conference as well as online via a real-time interface. Immediately following the live auction, Moniker and SnapNames will then open a week-long, online-only auction that will conclude Thursday, September 23 at 12:15 pm PDT.

Auction details can be found at: http://domainauctions.moniker.com/2010/Epik-Developers-Conference
During the current economic downturn, many traditional real estate investors, investment managers, and entrepreneurs have turned to domain names — the raw land of the Internet —as financial assets. Through their "plug and play" platform, Epik enables domain investors to rapidly build Internet properties into income-producing web sites that they can operate, even without having a deep technical background.

"We are extremely proud to have Moniker and SnapNames as our auction partner and platinum sponsor. The management of these companies understands that domain names are the real estate of the Internet to be bought, developed, operated and sold," said Rob Monster, Chairman and CEO of Epik. "This is exactly what our domain developer conference teaches Internet investors and entrepreneurs – how to buy quality domain names, develop them into revenue-generating assets and eventually, sell them for a profit." says Monster.

Historically, many domain conferences focused on various methods of monetization that centered on pay-per-click (PPC). For many domains, there was no long-term value-added from these approaches and recently PPC has seen precipitous drops in performance. The Epik.com Developers Conference introduces investors to simple, scalable and cost-effective solutions to build out domain names related to e-commerce products, business directories, wikis, reference sites, polls, Q&A and more.

"We have recently seen an uptake in demand for developed web sites," says Craig Snyder, General Manager of Moniker and SnapNames. "Given this demand, our auction platform has been enhanced to include additional information for these lots.  For the Epik auction, there will be over 300 revenue-producing online businesses built on the Epik platform including AbdominalTrainer.com, Collision.com, Haircare.com, HardDrives.com, Heroine.com, Maid.com, HDProjector.com, Spoons.com, WirelessHeadphone.com, WiFi.com and more."

The challenge for owners of large portfolios is how to manage hundreds or even thousands of online businesses. Epik has built a unified platform that allows the investor to easily develop and maintain profitable websites. The addition of Moniker and its ability to sell these Internet assets provides Epik's Developer Community with access to a scalable and proven sales team.

For more information, visit Epik.com.

Moniker and SnapNames Online Auction
Bidders not attending the live auction can watch the auction and submit bids in real-time via a free online live auction system powered by SnapNames Live™ technology. Interested bidders may also submit an absentee bid form to the auctioneer or sign up for telephone proxy bidding for more information contact: sales@moniker.com.

About Oversee.net
Oversee.net® is the leader in Internet real estate, specializing in monetizing, registering, selling and developing domain names. The company provides an array of managed services to domain investors, corporations and individuals across more than ten million web sites. Oversee owns one of the largest portfolios of domain names in the world. The company's unique optimized technology connects consumers and advertisers with highly relevant advertisements. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the company's core brands include DomainSponsor®, SnapNames®, Moniker®, and LowFares.com™. To learn more, please visit www.oversee.net