There’s a new trend in the domain community: to dip crud in gold and promote it as if it were Aztec treasure.
While that epidermis of gold might look attractive, it’s actually *described* as attractive – all while it isn’t.
Epik aspires to be the next one-stop-shop for the hordes of frustrated domainers that are being swayed by the “evil” PPC companies. Rob Monster is extremely talented and systematic in his acquisitions and managing the company’s expansion.
I’m not judging Epik’s work, I’m judging their methods.
Brand new buzzword: development-worthy domains.
I will tell you, straight up, that the sister of “sour grapes” is the “sweet potato“: raising one’s expected worth by giving it a positive name or value.
In case you don’t get it: Every domain is “development-worthy” but those that receive this title are supposedly selected via a thorough and consistent process – during which they are given a “certificate” and thus about 10% of a valuation increase.
Take your best generic; it will actually be downgraded if it receives the title “development-worthy”. It is not an automatic gate to riches, not yours anyway.
Epik lists several such “development-worthy” domains daily and I have yet to be impressed in any way.
Epik’s latest blog post is titled “Seriously folks, who is dropping these?” which caught my attention obviously.
Then, I saw the pricing Epik has tagged to these domains that were dropped and which are now stuffed inside the Epik “content” window, with the RSS feed at the bottom and I wasn’t sure what more to say, other than shake my head in disbelief at those “development-worthy” long-tail beasts.
peoplephotography.net $140 -> Directory or How-to site.
mbadegreeprograms.net $2800 -> Directory
skiffs.net $1200 -> Store
customplasticbags.net $3800 -> Store
overseaspropertyagents.com $1300 -> Directory
airsoftsites.com $2000 -> Directory
boyinfantclothing.com $820 -> Store
hdmireceivers.com $1400 -> Store
ayrcw.com $50 -> Backorder
edhardyshirts.net $4000 -> Offer to Ed Hardy
aquahat.com $870 -> Store
carmelvalleycalifornia.net $1100 -> Directory
centralairsystem.com $880 -> Directory