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Problems Mount for Epik - Customer Suing for Return of $307,000 Paid for Undelivered Domain

In recent months a lot of customer complaints about domain registrar and marketplace Epik.com have been posted on forums and social media outlets. However, prior to this week, to our knowledge, no formal legal actions had been taken against the company. That changed Monday (April 3) when an Epik customer, Matthew Adkisson, filed a lawsuit for non-delivery of a domain name - Nourish.com - that Adkisson had purchased through Epik. 

In the Washington State court filing (.pdf file) naming Epik, Founder Rob Monster and CEO Bryan Royce, Adkisson reported he paid $327,000 for the domain but had gotten back

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only $20,000 of the refund due him. The suit goes on to allege widespread fraud at Epik, citing a variety of other issues that have generated widespread customer complaints (many of those have been included in the filing itself). 

Adkisson also stated that Epik did not dispute they owed the money and in the filing he noted, "Monster further represented that “in the event that the Company does not, or will
not settle the balance due of $307,000, I am committed to covering this personally, and doing so asap.” Whether or not that happens remains to be seen. Adkisson, who is being represented by Seattle firm Perkins Coie LLP, is also asking for reimbursement for interest and costs incurred in his efforts to recoup his funds. 

(Posted April 4, 2023)  


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