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Takeaways from the Epik hack call

A call that starts with a discussion about the Epik hack covers lots of ground and sometimes goes off the rails. Here are some of my takeaways. On Thursday, September 16, Epik CEO Rob Monster held a live meeting on his platform PrayerMeeting.com in the wake of the hack of his company. Nearly four hours […]

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Epik breach: credit card woes, Whois data

Credit card exposure from breach could have a major impact on customers. I’ve been writing a lot about the Epik security breach, and you can expect to hear a lot more in the coming weeks as more details come out. Yesterday, I published an email from Epik stating that it might be worth taking precautionary […]

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Epik hack: what we know & what you should do

What customers and other registrars should do to protect themselves until we know more. Domain name registrar Epik was hacked this week, and the hackers published reams of data online. A group saying it’s aligned with the hacker collective Anonymous posted a release about the hack earlier this week. It says that the reason for […]

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Hackers claim significant Epik breach

A group claims that it has hacked Epik and downloaded significant data. A group says it has hacked domain name registrar Epik and released a trove of data online. A posting (see PDF version) claims that the hackers gained access to data about all domain purchases, transfers, all Whois history (unredacted), all email forwards, account […]

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Do Forums still matter?

With the news of Epik acquiring DNForum.com, some commented whether or not forums matter anymore? There are many articles over the last couple years about forums in general, not just in domaining. Last year Engadget published, As internet forums die off, finding community can be harder than ever. The article looked at how social media […]

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Epik has acquired DNForum

Epik announced the acquisition of DNForum, in a transaction that took place a few days ago. The announcement marks yet another transfer of the oldest domain forum that changed hands several times in its lifespan. DNForum was last acquired by a group of...
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Epik acquires DNForum

In an email sent out today, Epik mentioned they have acquired DNForum.com. A strategic acquisition that will provide them the opportunity to market all their offerings. The oldest domain related forum has had it’s share of owners including Greg Ricks, Adam Dicker and George Verdugo. Best of luck to Rob and his team. Special Announcement: […]

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