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Epik.com - Any reviews?

Epik.com - Any reviews?

I came across a domain registrar called Epik.com ın tld-list. This domain seems familiar but I don't recall their history. They seem quite weird in some aspects. They claim to be "Swiss bank of domains" whereas footer says Epik Inc, and Inc does not strike me as a Swiss corporation unless Switzerland has American English speaking cantons as well. Their fees are quite high for almost all domains, and only .nl and .cz seem quite cheap.

What's more weird is they provide something called "register for life", which is unheard of, at least for me. Seems like a dangerous practice, I wonder what kind of small print is in that contract. They claim to register domains for life for quite a lot of ccTLDs, at very high prices mind you.

What I also found weird was, in this overpriced and lifetime domain selling registrar, is that it actually offers .tm (Turkmenistan) domains on a yearly basis. For those unfamiliar, .tm being a weird registry, allows only for 10-year registrations, which cost somewhere in the ballpark of USD1000. All other registrars I've seen ever, always only allow for 10-year registrations for .tm, examples include 101domains, Marcaria etc.

So anyways, who are these guys, and does anyone have any reviews?

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  • No complaints, I use for generic .net, bought while half asleep at 4 am and was actually trying to buy from gandi but clicked the wrong link on google and just finished checking out anyway because I couldn't be arsed to hit back button

    Seems overly generic. No real features. Panel feels shady (lots of "make money / sell your domain" bullshit)

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  • hzr said: lots of "make money / sell your domain" bullshit

    yep, this is a very creepy aspect as well. their front page really looks like a swiss bank's website (cheap knock off of it) but go one layer down, it looks like godaddy circa 2004, and plus the after market we steal your expired domains bullshit

    CEO, CTO, Technician, Network Specialist, Tech Support, Janitor @ Spring Break Worldwide Networks (Delaware) LLP, a subsidiary of Oversold Craphost Shelf Company (UK) LLC and Scriptkiddie International Telecommunications Pty Ltd (India)

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  • hzrhzr Member
    edited December 2017

    I find their ads/features/etc creepy/scummy as hell but this is from someone that accidentally became a customer due to sleep deprivation so take that for what you will + will be transferring out soon

    That being said no real issues and haven't needed to contact support?

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  • Epik have the lowest price for transfer and renewal on .com

    Their support quick and straight. Having 120+ domains at epik.com.

    Their escrow is slow and shady.

  • The first time I saw their website, I assumed that it was a Swiss based company, because they advertise with the Swiss flag and slogans like: "The Swiss Bank of Domains".

    But guess what, they are a USA based company.

  • I had 20 domain there, all registered till next 9 years.

    never need to contact support so I cant comment on that matter

  • @eversmile_host said: Their escrow is slow and shady.

    Can you expand on this?

  • @fxf said:

    @eversmile_host said: Their escrow is slow and shady.

    Can you expand on this?

    +1 interested

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  • some one was saying their renewal prices are too high .. on the site https://registrar.epik.com/prices/renew/toplevel it says 35$ for .com :{) any idea?

  • fxffxf Member

    @praveen said: some one was saying their renewal prices are too high .. on the site https://registrar.epik.com/prices/renew/toplevel it says 35$ for .com :{) any idea?

    Contact them and ask for reseller pricing discounts on your account. They are quite significant.

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  • @fxf said:

    @praveen said: some one was saying their renewal prices are too high .. on the site https://registrar.epik.com/prices/renew/toplevel it says 35$ for .com :{) any idea?

    Contact them and ask for reseller pricing discounts on your account. They are quite significant.

    yup ~$8.46/year. P

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  • RadiRadi Member, Provider

    @sibaper Requires you to have 1000+ domains in your account.

    VikingLayer now offers VPS resource pools. Ask me about them today. :)

  • Radi said: @sibaper Requires you to have 1000+ domains in your account.

    No, atm I had 11 domain there.

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