Company admits it owes the plaintiff money but denies other claims.
Epik has responded to a lawsuit that alleges the company owes a customer $327,000 over a failed domain transaction.
In its response, the company basically agrees (pdf) that it owes Matthew Adkisson $327,000 for the failed transaction for nourish.com. But it also denies that it has committed fraud, violated RICO, and the other allegations Adkisson threw at the defendants.
In a separate filing (pdf), attorneys for current Epik CEO Brian Royce asked the court to dismiss the causes against him because he was not at the company when the transaction occurred.
Epik owes a number of customers and vendors money. Recently, customers have also reported that their domains aren’t being immediately renewed when they pay for renewals.
Through its Twitter account, the company has threatened to sue former CEO Rob Monster and has asked him to resign his board seat.
Brad Mugford says
It seems like a scattershot response, just like their recent tweeting.
Here is a summary –
1.) It is not Brian’s fault. He was not CEO yet. Blame it on Rob.
2.) Epik questions Washington’s jurisdiction, even though the business is registered there and the principal office at the time of the transaction was clearly in Washington, and it still is on the current business registration.
3.) They don’t know anything about anything.
4.) But, if the buyer was scammed by Epik’s unlicensed “escrow” services Epik is not at fault and the buyer deserves no relief.
Even if Brian is able to weasel his way out of this complaint, Epik is clearly still responsible for this transaction that happened under their services.
In other claims, like Kathleen Kalaf it would be much harder for Brian to blame anyone else. He was the CEO then, and for the many people who were scammed after 9/2/2022.
He is also responsible for the current issues with Epik taking payments for registrations and renewals, and not processing them.
Brian also made many statements after his appointment as CEO which turned out to be misleading, or straight-out lies. He also made promises of repayment which did not happen.
The epic collapse of Epik as the rats try to flee the ship.
How long before the FBI investigations bring formal charges?
When does ICANN step in to protect registrants?
Just the beginning of this growing scandal.
You run the company and it is under your rule- you owe money to the folks- pay up
so what would Epik do if the customers do not pay to Epik?
Someone needs to go to jail for this scam.
Many months, that this is happening with Epik and its founding CEO etc.
I see that all the publications do not lead to any solution, it is always the same, comments with questions, affirmations, scams, FBI, Prison, etc., in the end, how will this soap opera end?
Probably a dumb question at this point.. but if I have a ‘valuable’ name with them (got a $15k offer a few months ago) registered through 2025.. should I have transferred out by now?
“Epik’s unlicensed “escrow” services” = personal liability. Assume that would be Rob.
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