Epik For Domainers

Jeff

Administrator
Staff member
Country flag
I"m not sure if people have seen that there is a new monetization option available for domains - Epik

According to their website:

Epik is building the world’s largest direct navigation network. Join now and see how merging authoritative content, descriptive domain names, and site generation tools will increase your traffic and monetization.
You can see a sample website here:
johnmaynardkeynes.com

I'm normally not too keen on these sorts of things, but it's run by Rob Monster, who has a pretty good track record in the domain industry.

Has any one tried this? I've just submitted 4 domains for consideration - I still need to hear back to see if they are approved. They are all Geo domains - including one Indian one. If they get accepted, I'll let you know how it goes.
 

pubdomains.in

New Member
Thanks for sharing this information Jeff, I am currently reviewing Epik - and would update if I also opt to submit any domains to them.

Cheers

Seems promising - have submitted 4 domains and lets see how it turns out.
 
Last edited by a moderator:

pubdomains.in

New Member
I haven't got any update / response as yet in my inbox as of now... How long did it take them to approve and inform you after you submitted your domains to them?
 

Jeff

Administrator
Staff member
Country flag
I'd contact them and find out. I'm not really sure what the criteria for acceptance is. My understanding is that they've got content for particular areas and that it's first come, first serve when it comes to a particular topic area. I also think that they are looking for Geos.
 
Jeff, it would be much appreciated if you check back in with us in a month or so after running the Epik platform on you names.
Thanks
 

chandan

Member
Country flag
I'd contact them and find out. I'm not really sure what the criteria for acceptance is. My understanding is that they've got content for particular areas and that it's first come, first serve when it comes to a particular topic area. I also think that they are looking for Geos.
any geo with indian tlds or indian geos ? submitted 3 names :) lets see
 

Ceres

New Member
The Epik website wasn't that clear to me, but this is what I understand:

Epik gets its content from something similar to an encyclopedia. The content is original, and only gets used once at a time.

For example, if you have a geo domain related to Paris, but a similar domain is already being used under the monetisation program, then your domain would not be accepted (as the 'Paris content' is already being used). However, your Paris domain could be accepted at a later date if the other domain is no longer using the program.

The steps Epik is taking will help avoid duplicate content issues with search engines, which is obviously a good thing. ;)

Is that your understanding of the program as well?

Edit: Oops, just noticed Jeff's earlier post explaining how the program works...
 
Last edited by a moderator:

Ceres

New Member
Hi chandan, is France.co.in the domain that was accepted by Epik? Are they accepting Indian tlds?

Edit: The domain resolves now, and I have the answers to my questions. Yes, and yes.
 
Last edited by a moderator:

Jeff

Administrator
Staff member
Country flag
Congrats Chandan!

Good to know that they accept .in and .co.in domains.

Looks like they heavily emphasize Geos.
 

chandan

Member
Country flag
thanks :)

yeah i submitted 2 .in and one co.in ( france.co.in ) they accepted the co.in as its a geo :p

let see how it works as it gets traffic i can observe and think to add more domains
 

msdomains

New Member
That's good news Chandan. Appreciate if Jeff/ Chandan can Keep this thread updated as you find out more about the performance of this service.
 

anubhaw

New Member
Thanks Jeff for sharing valuable info.

I have got two of my .in domains accepted.
Though no idea of performance :)
 

Jeff

Administrator
Staff member
Country flag
Congrats anubhaw!

I think you need to wait a few weeks to tell if it's worthwhile.
 

msdomains

New Member
I saw Jeff's reply above and I said to myself "what the heck, let me see what geo.in/ co.in's are available" and I regged some really good geos today morning! I submitted them to epik, they are already approved and the code/ content slapped on to the geo.epik.com. Just need to change my nameservers for these domains and I am done! Neat!

I saw that at the bottom of the content pages they have "powered by evri.com" - I checked out Evri, and they provide widgets and API's that can pull content from their site. So the photos and videos are pulled from Evri.The city's description is from wikipedia. I am not sure where they are pulling the listing from. However, I don't know what is "original content" they refer to.. could it be the listings? I am not complaining, just observing.

Anybody found out what % epik splits their earnings with the domain owners? As long as I can earn more than the reg fees and annual renewal costs, I am ok (I guess) with the service :)
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
Prashant Sharan For all domainers: Morgan Linton's take on Escrow.com vs Epik for selling domains Resources 0
Prashant Sharan Morgan Linton switches to Epik from GoDaddy Registrars 0
Prashant Sharan Epik created domain name marketplace Registrars 0
Prashant Sharan Kickass News: Epik now owns NameInvestors.com +NameBrokers.com Registrars 0
Prashant Sharan Epik is running a .COM promo on NamePros Registrars 0
Prashant Sharan Epik choses to sponsor 8chan’s domain; refrains from hosting Registrars 0
Prashant Sharan 8chan joins hands with Epik. Let's see what the Epik CEO has to say Registrars 0
Prashant Sharan Director of Operations - Joseph Peterson, resigns from Epik Registrars 0
Prashant Sharan Epik.com CEO Rob Monster did a big mistake Registrars 0
JulienJ Epik takes Whois search counts to another level The Lounge 0
Jeff Impressive Feature at Epik Registrars 0
domainking131 Epik.com Announces Record Results & Plans International Expansion Non-Indian Domains 0
domainking131 Epik.com Gets A New User Interface Non-Indian Domains 0
Prashant Sharan Efty's must-read tips for domainers in these tough times Resources 0
Prashant Sharan Domainers come together on Twitter to help those in need Resources 0
Prashant Sharan Bitter comment for domainers on Morgan Linton's post Non-Indian Domains 0
Prashant Sharan Attorney Howard Neu' s findings look promising for domainers on the UDRP front Legal Issues and Dispute 0
Prashant Sharan Domainers beat journalists at their game Registrars 0
Prashant Sharan Important updates for domainers from the dotEU Brexit Non-Indian Domains 0
Prashant Sharan Your domain shopping money at NamesCon will benefit domainers directions.com and toolchest.com. Non-Indian Domains 0
wot .co.in - no longer viable for domainers? General Indian Domain Name Discussion 1
Prashant Sharan Black Friday deals for domainers Non-Indian Domains 0
Prashant Sharan Morgan Linton's views on extension being good for a company without being good for Domainers Resources 0
Prashant Sharan ICANN is punishing domainers - .info, .biz and .asia contracts were renewed too!! Registrars 0
Prashant Sharan Domainers are up in arms about an ICANN proposal to remove all price caps on popular .ORG domains Registrars 0
Prashant Sharan Morgan Linton: .Dev is for developers and not for domainers Non-Indian Domains 0
Prashant Sharan Rick Swartz: Social Media Will do for Domains what Domainers Failed to do for Domains! Non-Indian Domains 0
Prashant Sharan Rick Swartz : Domainers that Invested in GTLD’s are not being Quiet. Many of them are GONE! Non-Indian Domains 0
Prashant Sharan WARNING: For all domainers that park their domain name with PPC ads Legal Issues and Dispute 0
JulienJ Alert: Domainers be Wary of “Bitcoin” Scammers The Lounge 0
domainking131 One reason why Black Friday and Cyber Monday are great for Domainers The Lounge 0
domainking131 Do you pay attention to what seasoned Domainers are buying and selling? Non-Indian Domains 0
F Need Advice from Experienced domainers General Indian Domain Name Discussion 2
DomainAssetPros Greetings Fellow Domainers Introduce Yourself 2
domainking131 Why Rick Schwartz’s UDRP loss is good for domainers Legal Issues and Dispute 0
I First Domain Conference in Middle-east - DOMAINERS MEET at Radisson Blu Dubai - April 23-24, 2016 General Indian Domain Name Discussion 0
V Hi Domainers Introduce Yourself 6
domainking131 7 things Domainers should do before the end of the year Non-Indian Domains 0
L <$25 only> DOMAINERS.US | Similar sold over $1,000 External Auctions 0
domainking131 The difference between domainers and cybersquatters Non-Indian Domains 0
L Hotels-India.com |Layout.me |Domainers.us |Wimax.info |Phablet.us on Flippa External Auctions 0
L Domainers.us | 11+ years old | 24 hours left on Flippa Non-India Related Domains 0
domainking131 GoDaddy going public! What would be the effect on domainers? Non-Indian Domains 1
thebetaguy Verisign Private Luncheon at WDD for Selected Domainers General Indian Domain Name Discussion 4
R Indian Budget-2015 -Effect on .IN Domains and Indian Domainers General Indian Domain Name Discussion 0
ajf7688 Income tax for domainers Business and Economy 4
domainking131 Domainers getting spam emails from SiteBinge.com Non-Indian Domains 0
domainking131 Domainers wish the Domain Mogul, Ron Jackson on his 40th Birthday!! Non-Indian Domains 1
CyberKing Best News For Domainers Ever? Amazon Developing Product To Compete With Google Adword Webmaster Forum 1
domainking131 Some of the domain name services for Domainers Resources 0
Similar threads


















































whois



Forums dedicated to Indian domain names, including buying, selling, appraising, developing, and monetizing.

About Us

Threads
26,117
Messages
72,903
Members
7,593
Latest member
ThurmanKes
Top Bottom