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flip.uk - .UK Domain Auctions and Marketplace

Discussion in 'Domain Tools' started by lazarus, May 3, 2020.

  1. Scrat

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  3. lazarus

    lazarus Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Hi Scrat. Thanks for that, Yes. good idea. I am a fan of continuity too. I will add the corresponding buttons to all system emails :)

    Just a little update.
    Countdown timer has been taken off marketplace.
    Buy Now/Bid buttons for owner listings now show a manage button instead.

    For scalability and more control over DNS, I have moved flip.uk over to a new server.

    You can now set your domain nameservers to ns1.flip.uk and ns2.flip.uk or buyme.flip.uk and forsale.flip.uk Which ever pair you prefer to use.

    This will automatically redirect to your (external listing page) on flip, for example actionman.uk Your domain will resolve for the www subdomain too, for example www.actionman.uk

    If anyone fancies giving it a try that would be great to know.

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    Laz
     
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  4. Scrat

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    It's all good stuff :)

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    Looking forward to launch!
     
  7. lazarus

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    Getting there :)
    Another little update. Seller Statuses and Auto Invoice.
    Seller can set the status of payment to paid, once he or she has received payment and can also set a transfer status. (Processing or Transferred). This is shown on the buyers side and the buyer is notified of any updates. This is also displayed by turning the icons green.

    Invoices... All Markeplace and final auction prices are inclusive of VAT. If you have selected that you are VAT registered then the invoice will show the VAT as a subtotal from the final price. If the seller is not VAT register then it will not. In both cases the Final price is the same. Buyer and seller can view invoices online and print them off using the inbuilt print function. Seller can add their own logo to the invoice (See below stock logo) through the dashboard. See below...

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  8. lazarus

    lazarus Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Just another little update.

    The domain importer is done and is now being tested. - (This took ages as error checking was a can of worms.)

    Lots of little functional modifications like.. Bid again from the same popup if your bid is not the highest bid. This cuts down on 2 mouse clicks.
    Disabling of a domain name being listed that is already active (Checked in Single adding mode and bulk import)
    Various design modifications.
    Changes to backend and simplification.
    Page titles etc for marketplace / auction listings

    The list of "things to do" is getting smaller but the biggest one to do is bulk editing of prices etc.

    Kind Regards
    Colin
     
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  9. lazarus

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    Forgot to add.

    You can export from DAN and import to Flip without any modifications to the CSV as long and the domains are .co.uk / .uk / .org.uk and .me.uk.

    EDIT: Flip now accepts the dan export txt file without changing anything.

    Flip is still in test mode so go crazy...

    To test
    Dashboard -> Selling -> Selling Tools then click Bulk Lister
    Or just Click Here
     
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  10. 3gmedia United Kingdom

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    Hi,

    I've just added 329 names, easy process.

    Looking forward to this going live. :D
     
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  11. lazarus

    lazarus Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    :)

    As well as Dan.com, I have just added compatibility for the Sedo export file. If anyone can think of any more popular ones, I will add them in.
     
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    Hi Laz, not sure if this is a counteroffer email, but I placed 500 mil on this domain and I got this email back. I'm assuming this is a counteroffer, but it's a little confusing? It's worded as if the domain is my own.

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  13. lazarus

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    Hi Ben, Yes its a counter offer. Well spotted. I have changed the wording on counter offer emails. Cheers

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    Bulk Editing is nearly finished and Transpact integration is up next.
    EDIT: Bulk Editing Done

    Added compatibility for Uniregistry and DomainManage export files.

    I have been thinking about opening up the marketplace for other extensions. The reason being is that most UK domainers have the odd .com etc in their portfolio and it would be nice to have them all on the same platform.

    Not catering for this may put people off putting their UK portfolio on flip as their portfolio would be split between two platforms. I could make it so a given members portfolio could only contain a maximum percentage of non UK domains thus keeping it UK dominant. This is just an idea, what do you think? Auctions will still be for UK domains only.

    I have set a launch target of the 15th of July
    There are 42 members and over 2700 active domains already on the platform.

    Cheers Laz
     
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  15. 3gmedia United Kingdom

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    Good idea!

    I think the reason the only other .uk sales platform does so well is because its only .uk domains
     
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    Yeah, .com attracts all sorts of riffraff
     
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    Just a pre launce update as I have added some nice features.

    Transpact:
    The Transpact integration is now working. You will be able to create a Transpact with one button click (No input needed) You will then be able to follow the progress of the transpact, all from within your flip dashboard.

    Bulk Edit: You can now bulk edit, Turn BIN on or off, Turn Make offer on or off, Set BIN and set Starting offer, with just two input fields.

    Display Name: You can now change the display of your domain after import or at any time. ie. mydomian.co.uk you can change to MyDomain.co.uk after the listing has been created.

    Parking Status: The parkling status is now displayed in your market listings in your dashboard. These are checked in real time but subject to propagation. It uses AJAX so not to block the page from loading.

    Auction Creation: flip now checks if the domain is set to the flip name servers. This check is real time which reflect changes instantaneously, no need to wait for propagation once name servers have been changed.

    Offers / Counter Offers: Any offer or counter offer will be binding for 7 days. After 7 days the offer will automatically be withdrawn.

    Getting the functionality working has taken me off front end UI. I still have big plans for this but this can be done after launch.
    The 15th is still looking good.

    Cheers, Laz
     
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    I have Integrated SMS as part of the verification process. You will need to be a verified user to be a seller and to bid on auctions. For marketplace, anyone with a standard login can buy and make an offer. This is to make the marketplace as few steps as possible for end user buyers. (Joe Public)

    I will be suspending the ability to add listings as I clear out the database and get Transpact ready for live transcations. Transpact is a must have payment method for sellers. Obviously you can still choose Bank Trasfer or Paypal and the community wont use it as much but it offers that extra protection to "one-off" buyers. And I think if it is advertised so across the site it will instil confidence in any uneasy potential buyers (If needed). One you have done your first one its so quick and easy and all done from your dashboard.

    You will need to re import your domains which is a one click process. I can anyone help if needed.

    User accounts will remain on the database but anyone who has not already verified themselves or anyone who I do no recognise will have to validate / re validate. It's a 60 second process.

    I will be putting together a large FAQ and self help section in the next few weeks.

    Cheers, Laz
     
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  19. lazarus

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    flip.uk is now live.

    Take me there...

    Enjoy! Cheers Laz

    PS. Make sure to use the same email address with flip as you do with Transpact if you already have a Transpact account. This saves you being treated as a new Transpact member if and when you come to use this feature within flip.
     
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    Congrats, looks great!
     
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    Looks good. your terms link on create account form returns 404.
     
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