Epik: Domainers are not our core customer

If you’re a domain investor, take notice: Epik does not consider you a “core customer.” Facing challenges and a blown up Masterbucks economy, Epik CEO Brian Royce made this statement on Twitter, in response to a comment that demonstrated the fall of Epik as a domainer-centric registrar: “Domainers are not our core customer. They represent […]

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Epik: Pakistani orphans to get 1/2 of warehoused #domain’s auction proceeds

An epic thread over at NamePros about an expired domain at Epik has all the ingredients of a soap opera: backorders kicking in at 15 days past expiry, accusations of clickbait and thuggery, and a domain auctioned off with half of the proceeds to go towards orphans in Pakistan. This incredible exchange is now 4 […]

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Epic, Epik, Epyc, Epyk: Identity rebranding and #domain names

Epic, epik, epyc, epyk: When it comes down to branding, the brand’s potential to confusion or dilution is important. Take for example the word “epic” that comes from the Greek epos (Έπος) – a story that is spoken or sung. The matching word for “epic” is epikos (Επικός.) It comes in 3 genders and as […]

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Republican Party of Texas addresses #Epik data breach

The Republican Party of Texas uses Epik as the registrar and the web host for its domain, TexasGOP.org. Following the events of the Epik data breach, several high profile organizations apparently lost the privacy of important data, including WHOIS records. The Texas GOP issued a statement addressing the Epik data breach: On September 11, 2021, […]

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Researchers digging into the #Epik domains

As the Epik data leak incident enters its second week, many security experts and investigative journalists are peeking into the data. Domain sales that apparently took place with the assistance of Epik as the handling escrow appear to include ultra-valuable domains, such as 503.com, 450.com, and 795.com among others. Most of those who are digging […]

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DNForum and NamePros on the alleged #Epik data breach

Users of domain forums, DNForum and NamePros are actively debating the alleged data breach at Epik, a much publicized incident involving Anonymous. Epik, operating from Epik.com, is a domain registrar that is known outside of the domain investing community for “providing services to websites that host far-right, neo-Nazi, and other extremist content.” In recent days, […]

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ProLifeWhistleblower.com: Epik takes in aborted GoDaddy #domain and web site

Domain registrar, Epik, has taken in anti-abortion domain ProLifeWhistleblower.com. While the domain resolves, it displays a WordPress Geofence blocking page. The hosted domain’s IP address resolves on the Epik network, which means that Epik is providing some type of virtual hosting space currently. The domain’s DNS changed a few hours ago after GoDaddy gave Texas […]

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Parler.com moved to Russian host and Epik DNS

Controversy continues for Parler, the right-wing app social medium ostracized by Google, Apple, and Amazon. After almost two weeks of downtime, Parler.com is back up, riding on Epik DNS but with IPs on Russian “bulletproof” hosting. Just days after Epik stated in an interview that there are no plans to host Parler content currently, they […]

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#Nationwide : Domain #UDRP names Epik registrar as the Respondent in odd case

Epik, the domain registrar, is being named as the Respondent in a UDRP decision involving the domain name Nationwidexcessandsurplus.com at the WIPO. The case is rather odd, as it describes some alarming behavior by the Respondent’s CEO, potentially unbecoming of a domain registrar operator. In particular, Epik acknowledged that it was a “clerical error” that […]

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Epik on free speech : Disclaimer attempts damage control after #Christchurch fiasco

Epik, the domain registrar founded by entrepreneur Rob Monster, is performing “damage control” on Twitter. In a pinned Tweet, Epik.com refers to its stewardship of freedom of speech on the Internet, along with references to providing no endorsement of content for domain names it services. Says Epik: “Epik.com has a long history of standing for […]

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#Epik CEO, Rob Monster, believed the #Christchurch video was not real!

In what appears to be a remarkable demonstration of disconnect from reality, Rob Monster, CEO of Epik.com, questioned the legitimacy of the Christchurch massacre video. The chilling video was streamed live on social media, then stored in a variety of formats. We have watched the video, which is shot in first person as the murderer […]

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Rob Monster : Epik.com announces international expansion, record earnings

Epik, the multi-disciplinary domain registrar, announced its international expansion today. Founder and CEO, Rob Monster, stated: “It took Epik several years to build a world class domain name management platform. We believe the market conditions are right for a new leader to emerge for full-service domain registration services. The domain registrar and hosting industry is […]

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