By Mario Lotmore  |  Lynnwood Times Staff

January 17, 2021 – According to a WHOIS search, Parler’s domain is registered with Epik Inc., a webhosting company headquartered in Sammamish, WA, on January 11, 2021. According to Registrar Owl, as of January 2021, Epik is the 19th largest domain registrar in the United States – GoDaddy is number 1.

According to its website, Epik is “known as the Swiss Bank of Domains” and “is a leading full-service ICANN-accredited domain name registrar and host. With operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia.”

Epik was founded in 2009 by Rob Monster and supports, another social networking service for users who have been banned from other social media and users seeking alternatives to mainstream social media platforms.

Parler, a free speech social media app founded in 2018, is an alternative to Twitter. Before being deplatformed by Amazon on Jan 10, the company had over 10 million users of which 4 million are active users.

Below is the message posted January 16 by Parler’s CEO John Matze,on its website:

John Matze
John Matze message on Parler on January 16, 2021. posted a second message that reads,” Now seems like the right time to remind you all — both lovers and haters — why we started this platform. We believe privacy is paramount and free speech essential, especially on social media. Our aim has always been to provide a nonpartisan public square where individuals can enjoy and exercise their rights to both.”

John Matze
Message on Parler on January 16, 2021.

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