The decision to permit Gab.com to be transferred to Epik was made while I was on vacation. So that's another case where I arrived at work to find a controversy in my lap. In that case, I'm in full agreement with Rob's decision to let the domain be transferred to Epik. Had no registrar accepted the domain, then that would call into question free speech in the online era. Also Escrow.com would have been forced to cancel an ongoing lease because they can do nothing without a registrar. Imagine if you were the owner of a large ongoing domain lease. One day Escrow.com tells you, "Sorry, no domain registrar on earth will accept this domain now. So, despite the contract and a willing buyer, you won't get paid." Ironic that Escrow.com is now sabotaging Epik in a rather dishonest way. State regulators, instigated by Escrow.com, are now suggesting that all domain marketplaces sales need to be licensed in multiple states. A ridiculous idea, and big news if Escrow.com gets their way. Sedo, Afternic, Uniregistry, BrandBucket – everybody may soon be shut down unless they get licensed as escrow agents. Right now, I'm the guy fighting that fight. If I lose, then we all lose. It's not a small issue for the domain industry. But I digress.