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Discuss your Epik Experience!

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

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  1. Bertrell

    Bertrell Top Contributor VIP

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    Just wanted to express missing the convenience of using one payment service at that particular registrar.

    I know I'm behind in the news, but what led me to this thread was attempting to register a domain at Epik (and trying to pay via PayPal). Ouch. I am going to miss one of of the smoothest payment integrations I've come to enjoy over the past couple of years of my domain investing journey. Ultimately I ended up registering the domain at another registrar (paying with PayPal).
     
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  2. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP

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    “Nothing personal it’s business.”

    @Rob Monster, i gave Sav hell;No is Paypal epik ”suspended” not “terminate”?? Clarify. Attacks are relentless.

    Rob please elaborate;
    Paypal grandstand virtue signaling killin me
     
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  3. Intelliname

    Intelliname Lifting people up is what we do... Epik.com Staff Gold Account

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    You do realize that for the SPLC watchlist designating hate groups, that of the 354 websites and organizations listed on it for termination and service disruption, that GoDaddy has 64 of them, Public Internet Registry (PIR) has a whopping 138, Network Solutions has 14, Tucows has 16, Namecheap has 12, and Dreamhost has 11. GoDaddy not only has Breitbart.com, but dozens of companies that still sell Nazi merchandise to this very day. Cloudflare provides support and protection to 72 of the worst of them, and GoDaddy actively hosts 54 - on top of the many additional domains they provide registrar services to. Plus they collect money for direct privacy services on dozens of them to protect them from the heat.

    You stretched your morals using Epik???

    I've seen the report getting ready to come out that dispels all of the myths you are peddling, as you attack Epik as a culture of hate day and night like it is your job. The irony as you lecture us repeatedly is pretty simple - the SPLC designated Epik as a hate group because of its "choice and propensity to offer registrar services to far right organizations". We had five organizations on their list in comparison to GoDaddy at 64, but we were the ONLY registrar placed on their watchlist for service termination and disruption. Not even Network Solutions is on there, and they still provide services and privacy protection for kkk.com!!!!

    You can reduce this to "mouth-foaming" all you like, we know the objective here is to bury the posts as quickly as you can. The hypocrisy is deep and it will be exposed regardless. I want you to count on it.

    Regarding comments to continually lecture us on being "political", GoDaddy is known for being so active in political manipulation and containment of others, that their own staff have reported revolting internally with hundreds of them allegedly terminated. More to follow on that including the strong likelihood of actual interviews from other groups, but here is a sample to bust your bubble of just one collection of real GoDaddy employees writing reviews on what it is really like behind the curtain.

    https://www.epik.com/blog/wp-conten...-Employee-Statements-on-Racism-and-Sexism.pdf
     
  4. s.g

    s.g Okay, you've cracked it. There is more to us...

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    Finally! We can now contribute to this thread. Just signed up with Epik.

    First experience: NOT COOL

    To welcome us aboard, the site deleted our address. Basically it said Hey, would you like to enter your address now that we deleted it the second you hit Submit? (All fields turned green/okay yet the form simply refreshed upon submitting.)

    Many times, by simply going to Epik.com, we got this:

    The initial connection between Bitmitigate.com network and the origin web server time out. As a result, the web page can not be displayed.

    Different browsers. No difference. We tried again while composing this review. Just for fun. Nada. Same error message. It seems like Epik's default home page by now. Specific bookmarked links work, but not Epik.com.

    Will update you on usability once we start ... well ... using it.
     
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  5. DomainGuy86

    DomainGuy86 Established Member

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    Good job on the .Realty roll out, Epik. Nice to see some marketing flare.

    I think it pairs well with names and is an elegant alternative to the .com.

    I'm apolitical...all I care about is business, btw.
     
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  6. Silentptnr

    Silentptnr Top Contributor VIP

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    Please accept my posts as constructive. Epik and Rob seemed eager to listen. That was a good thing.
     
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  7. Pairadice

    Pairadice Established Member

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    if you create a paypal virtual card key and use it as a credit card at epik, will that work instead of using paypal directly?

    Also, I think it is BS to punish a registrar for accepting a domain if there's no content being published on the domain. Do they expect registrars to turn down certain domains if someone initiates a transfer request?

    However, until yesterday I had no idea that Epik was a "right wing" organization.. I liked them because their interface is awesome and you can list on sedo and afternic.. etc.
     
  8. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP

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    See embarresing Paypal “cancel culture”

    This is “cancel culture” at its finest.

    This registrar has 70+ pages of customer service here, you all treat them so bad.

    Go epik! :)

    How many more names to a million Rob??
    slow Stable growth. love epik!!;

    Dont let hitjjob fool; Paypal abruptly ended service over Political affiliation,
     
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  9. Silentptnr

    Silentptnr Top Contributor VIP

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    Epik homepage is loading!
     
  10. Bertrell

    Bertrell Top Contributor VIP

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    I might have to look into this...
     
  11. Silentptnr

    Silentptnr Top Contributor VIP

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    I think any payment "to" or "from" the two deactivated accounts will not go through.
     
  12. Silentptnr

    Silentptnr Top Contributor VIP

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    I think PP takes the same position as Epik. Epik is clear that it does release it's right to choose who they provide service to.

    Epik, like PP and others, take action when they, at their discretion, determine it necessary.
     
  13. s.g

    s.g Okay, you've cracked it. There is more to us...

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    What the ...?

    Just refreshed the page to update our domain list. Minutes after logging in (again). Normally, with every other decent page, it ... refreshes itself and shows what you expected.

    Epik starts the process by flashing Goodbye! (at that time you already know something is going to go wrong, and of course it does). The page then confidently and joyfully announces:

    You have been successfully logged out.

    Like if we wanted that!

    Downright annoying. Why are so many people praising this? Even GD with its Ryanair-like attitude must be better than Epik. Not epic at all.
     
  14. s.g

    s.g Okay, you've cracked it. There is more to us...

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    Well, lucky you.
     
  15. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP

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    First, welcome to epik! :)

    Do you have the NP rate? $8.49 .com renew even if you have 1 domain;

    Godaddy requires club plans shell out annual sub (no monthly?) for the pleasure of paying 8.29 rather than $18+ Godaddy .com

    Give them a chance;
    This is hitjob by “lectist” Paypal playing politics.
    Dangerous game, just make amends-both
     
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  16. sharfab

    sharfab Established Member

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    Its seldom that I involve myself in another companies dispute. Its also important for me not to be blindsided by any actions or disruptions in the future that could jeopardize the account holders portfolio because of lack of details. This entanglement indirectly involve all Epik domain name account holders. Any possible future sanctions against Epik can affect our domain portfolios. In the business world when their are strained relationships you move on and seek a different solution. If a company feels wronged let the attorneys and judicial system litigate the defamation argument. Its only prudent that I pay close attention to the outcome of this issue and hope it will have a amicable resolution. THEN should the company critique its actions going forward and evaluate the strategies it used to commadere compliance. IMO
     
  17. s.g

    s.g Okay, you've cracked it. There is more to us...

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    Funny (and true).
     
  18. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP

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    Based on your unsubstanitiated opinion;
    gut based YEARS OF EXPERIENCE...
    where do you lean? What’s your take?
    Paypal was the one who abruptly ended epik.
    They did do what Godaddy did to Gab;
    Paypal doing to epik: I believe in Rob Monster

    I take @Rob Monster word. Based on years of my experienc have no political issues after

    This will reflect worse on Paypal esp long run.
    In Rob i trust.
     
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  19. Silentptnr

    Silentptnr Top Contributor VIP

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    ?

    Are others not equally entitled to their opinions?
     
  20. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP

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    Smear campaign “cancel culture” intended to wipe out epik (epik inchin closer 1m doms btw..
    i trust this small “Ma & Pa” registrar who’s registrar CEO alway always in OPEN;unlike PP Ceo “statement” (most Prevalent company to not give two *^^* Np.
    Tell them to comment here; instead “PR bs” why abruptly cancel epik — without warning based on deep-rooted political beliefs and sense of “right” Some transcends politics.
    This weak fringe argument Paypal to end epik.
    Add to list of leftist threatend “cancel culture”

    This actually does remind me of Wikipedia’s
    “Cancel culture” out to cancel any registrar which offers a hint to Right. election so close... Paypal “canceled shameless and noted.

    it’s sad the leverage each respective side has.
    One has market size (mammoth Paypal)
    and the other is epik;

    Good luck epik
     
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  21. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP

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    “Anon sources” wont do if cancel culture.

    We hear “Anonymous sources” everyday... new term discredit character assassination —
    “Russian agents” Cancel culture PP it worst. At least Mashable reliable, trash “anon sources” These are real people; jobes on lines;
    Paypal cut intolerance to respectable company simply for being empathic to “right” slight right
     
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  22. biggie

    biggie GreenFriendly.com VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Hi

    time
    to let the nipple go
    you done sucked all the milk out
    and still,
    don't got a badge

    been bucking for one
    since day 1
    and still
    ain't got one

    would you be so proud, now
    to wear one
    always waving the flag
    and speaking in troll tongue
    trying so hard to be cryptic
    coming with the samer old song
    for so long....
    and still,
    don't got no badge

    Rob, please give him a badge!

    puff, puff....

    imo...
     
  23. Abdullah Abdullah

    Abdullah Abdullah Top Contributor VIP

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    Hey Gube , did you leave Epik?
     
  24. Silentptnr

    Silentptnr Top Contributor VIP

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    Its takes so much work to grow a company. Rob taking calls must inhibit his available time to grow the company.

    There is a reason that most ceos prioritize their time based on an inside out strategy rather than an outside in strategy.

    I want Rob to focus on perfecting his product.

    He should delegate your calls to a qualified surrogate.
     
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  25. JB Lions

    JB Lions Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I think Samer should get an honorary badge for all the work he's putting in. I remember at the time of the Best Registrar vote and the conversation about all the employees voting, there were 50 at the time. And talk how it might be a problem because they said there would be more. They dropped to 38. So some badges have opened up.

    https://www.namepros.com/members/?type=reps
     

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