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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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Meta #Epik: Should there be a rebrand?

Epik suffered a large scale data breach in early September, exposing gigabytes of data that included personally identifiable information of its customers and their transactions. The domain registrar known for its “Swiss Bank of Domains” motto, received a big blow that permanently associates its brand with loss of client data and links the company to […]

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#Epik rolls out premium gloves and other freezer wear!

Epik produces a line of premium thermal gloves, boots, and freezer wear for all your needs. The eye-catching, quality workwear is aimed at making your handling safe and comfortable. We’re talking about Epik, Inc., a Hayward, California company that rolled out its brand and line of clothing at the most unfortunate time: while Epik, the […]

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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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Escrow.com resetting passwords of accounts as a precaution

Escrow.com is apparently mass-resetting the account passwords of its customers, as a way to protect them from the recent Epik data breach. In an email received by several Escrow.com customers today, the following information is shared: Your password has been reset. Dear [redacted] Due to the recent security breach at domain registrar Epik, we are […]

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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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Epik data leak appears to reveal domain sales

Ten days have passed since a massive data leak was speculated upon at Epik; the domain services company confirmed a variety of personal information that was leaked and has communicated a first line of response to its customers. Even if the databases leaked on the internet are backdated to early 2021, that’s still a massive […]

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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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Epik has acquired DNForum

Epik announced the acquisition of DNForum, in a transaction that was leaked publicly a few days ago. The announcement marks yet another transfer of the oldest domain forum that changed hands several times in its lifespan. DNForum was last acquired by a group of domain investors in 2018. Robert Davis, EVP Communications for Epik, said […]

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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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