Parler.com domain moves to Epik

Parler.com domain moves to Epik

Social media network mainly used by conservative voices moves its domain to registrar Epik.

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The social media network Parler has moved its domain name from DreamHost to Epik, a domain name registrar known for attracting domain names used by far-right and conspiracy theory websites.

Yesterday, the company issued a statement saying that it had not been in touch with Parler since AWS announced that it was kicking the site off of its platform. The statement criticized tech companies for “deplatforming” and appears to have been an attempt to get Parler’s attention.

Amazon was not the registrar for the domain name; DreamHost is a competing webhost and domain name registrar.

The nameserver records for Parler.com still point to AWS servers, so the site is not active at this time. [Update: Parler has not moved its nameservers to Epik.com.But as of 2:40 PM PST on Monday, the site does not resolve.]

Epik is the registrar for Gab.com, another right-leaning social network that is rapidly scaling in light of last week’s events. The company openly courted Gab when other registrars pushed it off their platforms, which led to a number of similar sites choosing Epik as their registrar.

 

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