Has DNForum.com been sold? - The domain is pending transfer (1 Viewing)

OMG, what a hot mess

Same skin, I shut off my add blocker and it has the same epik ads.

I was expecting a new flavour, a new look, an announcement, stripping out of epik, and least of all the horrendous yellow tiger skin.

They took all that time just to move servers and nothing else? Wow!!
 
OMG, what a hot mess

Same skin, I shut off my add blocker and it has the same epik ads.

I was expecting a new flavour, a new look, an announcement, stripping out of epik, and least of all the horrendous yellow tiger skin.

They took all that time just to move servers and nothing else? Wow!!
I also get a warning when I try to load it, relating to the security certificate -

Issued On
Monday, November 18, 2019 at 5:38:53 AM

Expires On

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 5:38:53 AM
 
Looks like all the ads (especially the epik ones) have been removed.

All the Epik Ambassadors are also changed to Moderators, but that's about it.

No talk of a change, no announcement, no new skin, basically a whole lot of nothing.
 
Still nothing, not a mention, not a visual overhaul... nothing.

Why even bother buying it?

That said, it will probably become a more regionalized British forum and they already have Acorn Domains for that.
 
I didn’t watch…find it ridiculous they are reselling it as if it’s just a domain only.
 
There is 1 domainer who is fighting the battle over there:
news - Masterbucks will return soon with upgrades

The staff are no where to be found. They have also changed their twitter profile and don't include epik info.
Just received from an Ex Epik support staff
"I haven't received my last salary yet, according to the time of sacking. I am still waiting for it. Epik has a really bad reputation since last October. I don't know what the management were really doing. No information I can get since May . The important issues are always on pending list. And I was transfered back to online support. But from the situation it seems Epik management didn't do anything to resolve the withdrawal issue but instead of making more troubles. "
 
Just received from an Ex Epik support staff
"I haven't received my last salary yet, according to the time of sacking. I am still waiting for it. Epik has a really bad reputation since last October. I don't know what the management were really doing. No information I can get since May . The important issues are always on pending list. And I was transfered back to online support. But from the situation it seems Epik management didn't do anything to resolve the withdrawal issue but instead of making more troubles. "

Our Epik topiK :LOL: is here if you want to read up some more
Epik can't pay any of its users right now
 
Press Release

London, UK, April 27, 2023 – Helmuts Meskonis, entrepreneur and organizer of the London Domain Summit, has announced the acquisition of DNforum.com, one of the oldest and largest global domain name investor forums. The owner company is Helmuts Limited, and the company to operate DN Forum is No Stress Ltd (UK), which also operates the global hosting brand HostMaria and the #1 UK domain investor forum AcornDomains.co.uk

The main mission of this acquisition is to guarantee the success of the annual b2b convention London Domain Summit for the global and European domain name industry. London Domain Summit. This year’s London Domain Summit will take place later this August 22-23 at Hilton London Metropole.

DN Forum was established in 2001 by Dan Gessler and has over 550,000 registered users, over 526,000 threads, and almost 2,000,000 messages. Then a domain name investor Greg Ricks purchased the forum from Gessler about a year later, and later Adam Dicker acquired it from Ricks. In 2015 Adam Dicker ran into financial difficulties and sold DN Forum. This year Epik sold DN Forum to a well-known British domain name investor Ryan De Corsie Ewen in 2023 before being acquired by Helmuts Meskonis.

The acquisition aligns well with London Domain Summit’s mission to connect the domain name industry and create more business opportunities for everyone in it.

Commenting on the acquisition, Helmuts said: “I was surprised receiving the offer to acquire DN Forum and simply couldn’t pass this offer. The rest was just to agree on the price. I cannot disclose the price, apart from that it was in GBP and 5 digits. I am grateful to Ryan that he came to me first with this amazing opportunity, and also gave me a great price for it. Simply unbelievable! I want to emphasize that as the new owner, I have no intention of selling DN Forum as this acquisition serves a higher purpose. We will be working on strategic partnerships and the first partnership has already been signed with the London-based Intis Telecom specifically the fast-growing domain zone it.com.”


DNForum has a new owner once again
 
In other words the same concept as Acorn forums

At dn.ca I decided that everything is voluntary, no ads and no fees, if you feel you have value you can donate or sponsor.

I don't blame Helmuts for charging money because there are real costs to keeping the site running but in my opinion charging for access is not the answer and signatures are one of the reason people post. They can stick little ads in all their posts which brings value and gets them to come back and post.

I'm hoping DNForum gains traction but the charge for access motto will not be duplicated here.

PS: A special thanks to everyone who has contributed to our expenses and especially to @jaydub for his regular contributions. (y)
 
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