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The Anti-Defamation League published scathing article on Epik

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is an international Jewish non-governmental organization based in the US. Its motto is “Fighting hate for good.” A recent article published by the ADL focuses on the role that domain registrar Epik has played in supporting the lifeline of extremist groups. Titled “The Infrastructure of Hate: Epik Hosts Extremist Groups,” the […]

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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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Epik : No current plans to provide hosting infrastructure to #Parler

Parler, a controversial right-wing app mimicking Twitter was ostracized by Google, Apple, and Amazon, effectively shutting down its service. The domain Parler.com moved to the open arms of Epik, a domain registrar with a long history of embracing domains of web sites supporting fringe content. Regardless of bias, Epik is popular among domain investors. Parler.com […]

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BC30.com #UDRP : What not to do when negotiating a #domain sale

The domain BC30.com was just lost via the UDRP process at the WIPO. The Complainant’s trademark claims appear to be far-fetched: their trademark incorporates “BC30” but is GANEDENBC30. Unfortunately for the Respondent, Rob Monster of Epik.com, they did not file a proper response e.g. via a qualified IP attorney. Another thing that went wrong was […]

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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 #domain awards : Lifetime achievement for Rick Schwartz

Many moons ago, the Domain King, Rick Schwartz, was presented with the 1st Epik Pioneer Award during the Epik Developers Converence. The event took place in Seattle, in September 2010. Amazing that almost a decade passed by! Rick was recognized for his acumen as a domain investor, and visionary, by many of his peers from […]

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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 off Twitter after #Christchurch massacre controversy

The mosque massacre in Christchurch cost the lives of many innocent people, caused by a heinous murderer promoting nazi ideology. In the middle of this terrible human loss, a domain registrar’s founder took a stance separate from his company’s past support of right-wing agenda, in the name of “freedom of speech.” In a Twitter exchange, […]

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gTLD #domains : Dot .Boston surpasses dot .Africa

A few weeks ago, we noted the irregular climb of dot .Boston, after several strategic acquisitions by Epik sent .Boston soaring. In mid-December, registrations for dot .Boston crossed 20,000 domains, with a single day jump of 10,000 domain names. With this big leap in registrations, most of which appear to have ended up at Epik […]

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Epik #domain registrations : #Boston is getting closer to #Africa

The beauty of new gTLDs: they can grow in separate verticals, registered by a common subset of registrants. For example, domain investors from Africa might also register .Boston domains, due to the city’s cultural appeal as a New England metropolis. Back in November, we pointed out how fast dot .Boston grew, thanks to the apparent […]

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Epik move : DigitalTown dips into dot .Boston inventory with strategic domain acquisitions

ICANN-accredited domain registrar, Epik, operates DigitalTown, a corporate entity that leverages geo-domains and the construction of city-centric portals. Rob Monster, founder of both Epik and DigitalTown, is a busy entrepreneur, for sure. The recent launch of dot .Boston is the latest geographical gTLD, for the city of Boston. Its launch has been satisfactory, according to […]

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