Own Your Domain Name Forever With Epik, A Quick Review

Epik.com, a company that prides itself in being called the “Swiss Bank of Domains” came up with another daring move. I say daring because they came up with an offer of a one-time cost that will enable you to own your domain name forever with epik. That last bit “with epik” is particularly important because the domain name will have to be transferred from your current hosts to Epik.com (if it’s not already hosted there) for this forever status to hold. However, before we get into the quick review, I will share some reasons why I think this move is worth your money.

1. Peace of mind

However high or low the cost of renewing your current domain name is, you must admit that it is one of the things that makes the year seem shorter. My first reaction upon receiving an invoice or notification is usually to mutter “… I just paid that last month…” only to scan through my email and discover that it is actually a year ago to the dot!Peace of Mind

The forever domain option will therefore give you the peace of mind that you need, by paying once upfront and forgetting about ever renewing your domain name again. Peace of mind comes with various advantages; the best in my opinion being long uninterrupted periods of time in which you can exercise your creativity.

2. Increased value of your asset/brand

Depending on the current value of your asset or brand, having a forever domain name attached to it could help you stand out from the crowd should you choose to put it up for sale. Let’s face it, one of the things that we look out for when buying or leasing real estate is the number of years left on the lease; the more the number of years left to the next renewal, the more inclined we will be to make a purchase. So in your case as a seller, this translates into a higher sale price because you can confidently reassure the buyer that they will never have to incur any renewal costs.

3. Perpetual Ownership of a Brand

Imagine that you once had this great idea that you bounced off a few friends and together, you worked hard over the years to build a great brand. Thanks to these efforts, ten years down the road, your previously great idea could have turned into a market leader with global presence and appeal. That notwithstanding, imagine that one day, the person in charge of renewing your domain forgets to perform that simple task due to a pressing deadline. In the next few hours your domain name then went on to expire and was snapped up by a competitor who was always waiting for a slip up. Simply put, the price you’d have to pay for one simple act of forgetfulness would be costlier than a lifetime renewal. So why not make the investment today?

How to own your domain name forever with Epik

To get started, visit Epik’s bulk search and registration portal. Once there, type your preferred domain name into the field, hit search and upon verifying that it is available, you will have to choose between three options; Standard, Forever and Resilient Registration. For the sake of this quick review, we shall only consider the Forever and Resilient Registration options.

Forever or Resilient Registration at Epik.com

Forever Registration Terms

According to the Forever Registration Agreement page, Epik undertakes “in perpetuity, to pay for ongoing renewals for as long as the Forever Domain remains registered at Epik and provided that the associated registry allows renewal of said domain.” What this means is that whereas Epik offers to forever renew your domain name, in some cases the renewal may be subject to the continued commitment of the other registry it partners with to offer the Forever Domain (usually the case for ccTLDs-Country Code Top-Level Domains).

However, be advised that Epik will not be responsible for the subsequent annual renewals of the Forever Domain should the owner decide to transfer their domain hosting to another registry. There will also be no reimbursements for payments already made should the transfer be effected. In the event that the owner decides to transfer the Forever Domain back to Epik at a later date, they will have to enter into a new agreement as the former was automatically annulled when the Forever Domain was transferred to another registry. The Forever Domain may however be transferred to another a new owner who holds an account at Epik without losing its forever registered status.

Should you decide that this is the option for you, Forever Registration for a .com at the time of writing this article goes for a tidy sum of US$399.0.

Resilient Registration Terms

Resilient Registration at the time of writing this article was going for a price of US$888.0. However, with this price tag comes the offer for; blazingly fast site performance, a secure unstoppable web presence and free VPN (Virtual Private Network) clients for all your users. Purchasing this option also gives you the chance to incorporate the Forever Registration, which means that for a single fee, you’ll own a Forever Domain with a few other perks. These include:

  • Global NetworkContent Delivery Network – Offers users a high performance network on a global scale that makes for a faster browsing experience.
  • DDoS Mitigation – Protects users against Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks usually resulting from compromised systems flooding the bandwidth or resources of your website so that your visitors cannot access your services.
  • Anycast IP address – Enables visitors to your website from anywhere in the world to seamlessly access your resources/services using the same IP address, thanks to a well-distributed network of servers bearing the same IP address.
  • SSL Certificate – Ensures that all visitors to your website are provided with the highest protection (4096-bit encryption).
  • Dynamic Page Optimization – Works behind the scenes to ensure that information on device (PC, Mobile or Tablet) and browser type is quickly detected and automatically adjusted to suit the devices of all visitors to your website.

Worth the Investment

Let’s face it, at an average of US$15 for domain renewal per annum, the US$399 translates into 26.6 years all factors constant. The fact that you are willing to renew your domain name for that long should make Forever Registration a good option, funds permitting. If you are an established brand with a global audience then the Resilient Registration should be considered as a one-off long term investment. The perks above especially the Content Delivery Network and Dynamic Page Optimization will work to your advantage to ensure that your website loads faster than your competitors’ even for visitors accessing from regions that experience slower internet speeds due to low bandwidth. So go ahead and grab your

Forever or Resilient Registration today!

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34 thoughts on “Own Your Domain Name Forever With Epik, A Quick Review”

  1. Hie 

    Just now i did not know that one could have an arrangement of a once off payment for a domain. Thought it was impossible, well we learn everyday.

    Epik is one of a kind and thank you for putting it on the spotlight. You made some really good arguments especially about viewing your domain as a real estate asset.

    Which is one of the ways of thinking that every domain owner should have.

    thank you for the review  

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    • You are most welcome Gyvinek. Domain names are often referred to as “Internet real estate”. If we accord them the same attention as real estate, we are bound to make some very profitable investment decisions.

      We are Blessed.

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  2. I wasn’t aware that you could own a domain for the rest of your life without having to worry about annual fees. What if you want to transfer an already existing domain name to this platform? Will you be paying the annual fee of your domain or will you be enrolled in the offer they’re providing everyone else of a single payment?

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    • Hi Stephanie, I’m glad that you’ve found the article helpful in that regard.

      The Forever Domain option offered by Epik would require you to first transfer your domain from your current registry to their company before you can sign up to register your domain for life. The fee is then a one-off payment, upon which you would cease paying annual renewal fees. I hope I’ve answered your question appropriately.

      We are Blessed.

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  3. Hello, thank you so much for this, this is very useful to me and my friends, because this will help us cut down the cost of my domain name renewal every year, this will certainly help me in proper budgeting and less expenses in domsin name renewal, thanks for sharing this post, You don’t know how much this mean to me and my friend, we are buyingbin this product immediately.

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    • Hello and thanks too for leaving me a comment Jomata. I’m glad that the information in this article will greatly help you with your budgeting and expenses. Thanks for offering to share it with your friend. All the best!

      We are Blessed.

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  4. Hello there, thanks a lot for sharing this wonderful piece of information here with us. I personally never thought of how necessary it would be to have a domain name, but after going through your article and seeing the benefits of having one i really think it would be great to have one. Thanks for sharing this.

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    • You are welcome Philebur. All the best with choosing your very own domain name and where possible, registering it for life!

      We are Blessed.

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  5. Hello there! Thank you very much for sharing this with me, it’s one great information I’ve seen online so far. As a newbie in blogging, I think this will help me achieve my aim. I had already saved this post so as to share with my friends who I think needs to see this.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    • Hello Chimmhogevagreenesnr,

      I’m glad that you found the article helpful. Thanks for the offer to share this with your friends.

      We are Blessed.

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  6. Wow! This is really a big one that I am getting to know of here. To be honest, this is great and seeing that Epik has opened such offer is delighting. I had better move my website to it quite quickly. This is a big one and I know a lot of people do not know about it yet. I’d love to share this post to my colleagues who own marketing too so they can make use of this offer too

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    • Hi Sharon, I’m pleased to know that this article elicited such a reaction. Thanks for the offer to share your colleagues who’re into marketing. I hope that it will be met with the same excitement!

      We are Blessed. 

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  7. I really do love your idea that on working on owning your own domain, its quite a splendid idea and it goes a long way to helping you make a great move and from your review it pretty looks easy to get and I really did get a glimpse of what all this entails… Thanks for sharing

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    • Thanks too for the comment Evans. I’m glad that I sparked your curiosity enough to check out the details. All the best with your final decision.

      We are Blessed. 

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  8. Certainly, if you have worked hard and established a brand on the web then Epik dot com offers a real value. I would hate to build a good brand and business around a domain and then through an oversight risk losing it. I will bookmark this post because I know that I will need it in the future because I believe my brand will be a huge success. 

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    • Hello and thanks for your comment Lee. I’m glad that you’ve found the review helpful enough to bookmark. All the best with building your brand.

      We are Blessed.

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  9. Hello there! This is a awesome review you’ve got here. A friend of mine has introduced me to epik at first  when I started my blog but didn’t explain better on how it works,  until now that I’m reading it here.

    I had already saved this post so I can go over it again and also share with a friend who I think needs it more than I.

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    • I’m glad that you’ve found this review enlightening. Thanks too for offering to share it with your friend. I pray that it will make the decision to switch to the Forever Domain option easier.

      We are Blessed.

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  10. Hey nice article you have there, this is really amazing. Having a domain name that will last a life time, it’s the best decision I will be taking, that is to say if I can pay the forever registration fee, I will be free from reoccurring expenses of domain renewal, this is indeed a welcome development, kudos to you.

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  11. Helo dear. This is really an interesting article. I never really thought of the fact that one could actually own a domain name forever with just a one time cost.ita really an amazing platform but on the other hand considering the fact that Epik will not be responsible for the subsequent annual renewals of the Forever Domain should the owner decide to transfer their domain hosting to another registry. There will also be no reimbursements for payments already made should the transfer be effected makes it not really reliable for me. Anyways it’s still a Cool platform. Thanks for sharing

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    • Hello Sheddy, thanks for sharing your thoughts. However, what Epik is trying to do is avoid being responsible for renewing your domain name forever without being in charge of your other hosting settings. A lot of misunderstandings are likely to occur as a result hence their insistence that you observe their terms of reference. I hope you understand that particular bit.

      We are Blessed.

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  12. This is interesting. I hadn’t heard of Epik before. Lifetime domains are a novel concept and you presented several reasons why it may be a good choice. It seems to be a reasonable price for a lifetime domain, and you then don’t have to be concerned with the annual renewals. Established brands should most definitely give this some serious consideration. All authority sites are an excellent prospect for this as well. Content delivery and page optimization features are additional items which add to its value. Thanks for advising about this.

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    • You are most welcome Joseph and thanks too for leaving me a comment. This is definitely the way to go for established brands and futuristic entrepreneurs.

      We are Blessed.

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  13. First time I hear you can own a domain name forever for such a low price. I must admit I am a bit sketiic. I have read on Wikipedia that Epik provide services for far right groups and other suspicious internet actors and have a not so good reputation. And I also heard they have a special domain club. They also charges 35 for a yarly renewal(specified on Epiks website). In my opinion if it sounds to good to be true – it often is. 

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    • Dear Hilde, thanks for sharing your thoughts. I must say that most new product packages might look “too good to be true” at first especially if they appear to be disruptive of current market prices. However, Epik made the announcement to start offering Forever Domains on 24th October 2018 during the 63rd convocation of global domain industry regulator, ICANN in Barcelona. If there was a problem or an irregularity, I’m sure ICANN would have called them to order or banned the product by now.

      We are Blessed.

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  14. Wow , this sounds amazing, until now I never knew it is possible to have a onetime payment for a domain that will last for ever. Believe me whether one opt in for the Forever and Resilient Registration, the fact that you won’t think of monthly renewal  makes the experience awesome… But for the sake of peace I will have to consider registering forever package with Epik.
    thanks for sharing this useful information. I will recommend this post to my folks to laverage on.

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    • Hi and thanks too for your comment Blessed. I’m glad your found the review useful for your decision making. Thanks too for the offer to share this with your folks. All the best with your endeavors.

      We are Blessed.

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  15. This is the first time that I am ever hearing about epik but I have to say that it is a very wonderful platform where I can buy my own website for a very long time, even forever. This is a very big contrast to the many online domain owning platforms that I have seen where one will need to buy for a couple of months and pay a subscription fee maybe yearly. I should give this a go.

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    • Hello and thanks for your comment Henderson. Domain name renewal for life is a groundbreaking initiative by Epik and this should provide good value for money for any business’ long-term strategies.

      We are Blessed.

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  16. Wow, this is really nice to know as a domain name plays a very important role in an online business and that will be nice if I can get a domain name all to myself. Some times I get really sad with seeing similar domain name with a site to other sites and that could make you check the wrong link some times. I like what Epik offers and I would give it a try. 

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    • Thanks for your comment Justin. Go ahead and give Epik a try. It should be well worth the investment for your online business.

      We are Blessed. 

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  17. Hi, Mark. This is interesting. I have purchased two domains and I have already renewed them several years. And I’m planing to buy a couple more. So doing the math, these numbers begin to add up. I didn’t know we could purchase a domain forever. I’ll definitely look into this.

    Thanks for introducing me to Epik.

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    • Hi Ann,

      You are most welcome! We could all use a few tips occasionally. Hopefully your decision will translate into some great savings in the long run.

      We are Blessed.

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