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Discuss your Epik Experience!

Located in Domain Marketplace Reviews, started by dande, Jul 24, 2019

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  1. Silentptnr

    Silentptnr Top Contributor VIP

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    We are patrons. This news isn't good. I wouldn't want to hear this about any company I work with. Personally, I stretched my own morals using Epik knowing their association with recognized, controversial organizations.
     
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  2. Silentptnr

    Silentptnr Top Contributor VIP

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    And by the way @Intelliname , the worst thing on planet earth that you could do is try to invoke the republican party with open associations with alt right clients.

    They denounce what you defend. Your reference hurts Republicans.
     
  3. Silentptnr

    Silentptnr Top Contributor VIP

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    Those outside forces are called competitors. It is possible to grow and not make enemies.
     
  4. cyc

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    @Samer i can seem anonymous, that's my personal opinion, cos' i'm not belonging to any company in recently.

    As you have never met and/or talked with any CEO than @Rob Monster, i feel your desire by the way.

    As @OnlineDomainCom mentioned that, "You're running registrar, but why're you "still" into all these dramas?

    Epik is lasting their best days, be sure.

    While some company are against to them, they try to defame them, or create an alternative.

    Freedom speech turns into hate speech, cos' it's their only monopoly.

    And now, we're into politics, as whole world thinks about Epik what would do in any circustomences.

    Wish you all healthy days and good luck.
     
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  5. Samer

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    Cheers! Maybe it will dissapear in a poof after 2020
    2 more months! :)

    Samer
     
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  6. TCK

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    This is absolute nonsense. Companies don't do business based on political affiliation, religion, or race. They do business based on who pays and who doesn't. If they have a political preference then they lobby the government or send contributions out of sight. Epik is shooting itself in the foot by making their spats with established businesses public such as with escrow.com, dan.com, and now paypal.com.
     
  7. JB Lions

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    Forgot about Dan. Add in Wikipedia to that list as well. Always some drama I don't see other registrars getting themselves into.
     
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  8. Samer

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    Please Wikipedia at this point is piling on
     
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  11. karmaco

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    What do you mean they don’t relate?

    Epik is the center of a drama or battle with someone every couple months. Just about the time it gets quiet some other drama comes to the surface. All those things listed happened in the last year or two!

    How many more dramas, controversies and public fights does it take before people begin to assume the problem is the common denominator in all those fights——is Epik.
     
  12. sonatime

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    We have a diverse crowd of domainers here and while some love to engage in a lively discussion, we are not helping to resolve this situation with our inputs at this time. Lets have some patience and faith in a speedy agreeable resolution.

    Unwarranted, or poorly communicated actions of cancelling essential business services affects all of us directly and indirectly. Healthy competition leads to competitive pricing and innovation for all. It will benefit us, domainers, the most when the facts come out and amicable resolutions are found.

    It is true, political landscape has been becoming very polarized, social media and the public square of free speech is changing and many sociocultural ideas are being redefined. I side with having more options and more alternatives rather than less and it is not in my nature to want to limit others in that sense.

    Hoping Paypal acts in good faith and with responsibility of being a dominant provider of digital payments and provides equal access to its services. Jberryhill continues to teach nightly TM Law courses on NP. And Epik staff are left to improve the domaining business.
     
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    Imho, from customers point of view, "masterbucks" - as we see it - is nothing but marketing trick to help the $$$ remain inside epik systems. It is not a paypal alternative, and never was. There might be a plan to set it as such, but it was just a plan...Tax advantages? It was incorrect wording, good that it was removed. Paypal (if one asks them) will say that they are aware of competitors like Skrill (EU-based) or Yandex Money (RU-based) or other country-specific systems, but Masterbucks? Definitely no. So, Paypal by itself should not bother about "masterbucks". Imo. However, if somebody explicitly showed it to them, and asked to check, then this would be another story...
     
  14. tonyk2000

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    This thread is now educational. Thank you @jberryhill for participating! Honestly. It appears that John is the only 100% independent expert here at this time, as his not a domainer (ok, to the best of my knowledge, lol) and he does not provide legal services to either paypal or epik...
     
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  15. Silentptnr

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    I'm confused. @Intelliname are you an official Epik spokesperson? Who is Robert Davis?
    The PR problems Epik has had are due, imo, to their own publicly expressed positions and their own decisions. There is nothing for Epik to gain by expressing conservative (or liberal) positions as a centerpoint of their business philosophy. Consumers will always have differing opinions and this is why I have always suggested leaving political positions at the door. A clear, well-enforced TOS normally eliminates many of the image problems Epik is facing.

    The business problems Epik is having is due, in part, imo, to miscalculating their growth strategy, and creating enemies instead of allies in a still developing, relatively small industry.

    To me, it's not that complicated. It's weak management.
     
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  16. Abdullah Abdullah

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    Robert Davis is @Intelliname so he is the SVP of Communications of Epik.
     
  17. Silentptnr

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    Thanks. I deduced that, but wasn't sure.
     
  18. Abdullah Abdullah

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    Those letters are signed with this name, the ones on the blog of Epik
     
  19. Samer

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    He is actually the EVP or SVP!!
    @Intelliname Davis are they interchangeable or did promoted im sucker for titles.

    Rob what’s the move from here?

    Good luck Rob

    Samer

    PS Stay out of politics; the world is out get you if you even hint affiliation; “Salem Witch Hunt”

    and a mischaracterization...
    PS: Mashable is all over the place
    they do their job well; but they were sold for being too broad.
     
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  20. Abdullah Abdullah

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    It always says SVP of Communications
     
  21. Samer

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    No you’re right, i just worry about technical stuff. I just hope @Rob Monster comments.
     
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  22. biggie

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    Hi

    just watching this lemon....
    to see if it can be turned into juice
    wondering
    how it's gonna get squeezed, twisted and diluted
    to make some lemonade

    looking at who's stirring it
    and how they gonna serve it up

    is it organic
    or
    does it have any artificial ingredients....
    what about the sweeteners?

    i know some who keep their glasses ready

    so, i'll sit back and watch who drinks it

    puff, puff....

    imo....
     
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  23. Silentptnr

    Silentptnr Top Contributor VIP

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    Seems the whole Epik site is down.?
     
  24. Gube

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    The registrar part seems up, but the main one seems to be having an origin issue..
    east.epik.com or registrar.epik.com depending on the version you need to access (to manage your existing names)
     
  25. sharfab

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    Epik site is also down here as well. I need someone at Epik to reach out and assure the account holders that the business is up and running without any disruptions...
     

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