If you don’t remember Protrada, it was making news back in 2011 when it built a platform for domain investors. Here’s the skinny on Protrada from Andrew at DomainNameWire after he had the chance to sit down with Troy to walk through a demo:
Last week at TRAFFIC I had a chance to sit down with the team behind ProTrada, a (beta) system for buying domain names across multiple platforms.
The idea is simple: find the best domain names available on exchanges and expired domain sites and get them for the lowest possible price.
The basic features of ProTrada are nothing new; it’s how they’re all brought together that makes this a killer application. ProTrada has married domain searching with bid management. Big scale domainers have their own internal tools for doing this. ProTrada has brought it to the masses at $49/month.(Source – Domain Name Wire)
I was equally impressed with Protrada and wrote about it here. After Protrada Troy and team moved on to build other solutions, one for brokers aptly named NameBrokers, and another – a marketplace called NameInvestors.
Personally, I always thought Troy and his team were some of the best at building Dashboards and while I’m not a domain broker, if I were, I could see a platform like NameBrokers being pretty handy. As for NameInvestors…well, we all know there are a zillion marketplaces out there, it’s a tough game but one that Epik will now likely be making a bigger move into.
Now that Epik has both NameBrokers and NameInvestors they have a solid foundation for domain brokers and investors to layer on top of their registrar business. Congrats to Rob and the team at Epik, this seems like a nice addition and likely a good win for Epik customers around the world!