Veteran domainers know the drill. We buy domains. We hope for a return, either from operating the domain or from selling the domain at a premium. However, n the last 12 months, the economic equation of Buy and Park got tougher. As a result, a large number of marginal domains are being dropped. Is there a better solution? You bet.
EpikBucks is an emerging currency for the Domain Industry
EpikBucks were first launched in 2010 as part of SwapFest. The market remains active. In the first 45 days of 2011, more than $100,000 in EpikBucks transactions have been completed. In many cases, these EpikBucks were converted to cash by selling EpikBucks to one of the active buyers of EpikBucks, usually at a discount to face value. Epik provides a free escrow service to those who buy and sell EpikBucks.
Expiring Domains? Sell them for EpikBucks before they expire.
One of the challenges with expiring domains is how to liquidate them quickly before they expire. Expiration dates can sneak up on you and now you have to make the call on whether to renew a marginal domain for another year, or keep that powder dry for a new domain. As a result, many worthwhile names end up expiring and dropping, only to be picked up by another domain speculator. Why drop a name when you can sell it for EpikBucks?
What are we looking for in an Expiring Name?
Most expiring names are being dropped for good reason — they are not great names. However, as they say, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. At Epik, we are happy to help domain owners to sort the wheat from the chaff and make offers in EpikBucks. The most interesting names to acquire before they drop are names with Pagerank. Beyond that, we like names with a high Domain Quality Index (DQI)?
Domains Expire. EpikBucks don’t.
If you have names that are about to expire, it might make sense to get something for them. And while domains expire if not renewed, EpikBucks never expire, are transferable and can be redeemed for a growing variety of goods and services. Want to sell some expiring domains for EpikBucks? Don’t know what DQI means? Learn more here.