On Monday, Parler registered its field and server to be hosted by Epik, an internet web hosting company known for working with right-leaning websites. Gab, another social media platform popular with conservatives, also uses Epik. A web domain search reveals that Parler is now registered with Epik.
Epik published a statement on Monday asserting it had no talk of giving future services to Parler. Epik did admit, however, that Parler was "working on satisfying the requested terms placed upon them."
Epik also defended Parler and said that it was being brutally treated in relation to its larger rivals Twitter and Facebook, which create an "undeniable double standard" when it comes to their controlling and enforcement of content.
Earlier Monday, Amazon halted giving cloud services to Parler, causing the website to go offline. Apple and Google have also removed the Parler app from their platforms. These actions have brought the platform to a stop, just days after it was the most downloaded application in the country on Friday.
Parler sued Amazon on Monday, claiming that the tech giant's actions are unfair, anti-competitive, and politically driven because Amazon has not taken any motion against Twitter for similar violent content on its platform. Twitter is also a client of Amazon Web Services business for hosting websites.
In its claim, Parler declared that, without Amazon's support, "Parler is finished as it has no way to get online." Parler also said that changing to a different service provider, like Epik, in order to host its platform would require notable changes to its website, which would cause the website to go offline for a "financially devastating period."
“Every vendor from text message services to email providers to our lawyers all ditched us too on the same day,” Parler's CEO, John Matze, said today on Fox News.
"They all work together to make sure at the same time we would lose access to not only our apps, but they’re actually shutting all of our servers off tonight, off the internet,” Matze said. “They made an attempt to not only kill the app, but to actually destroy the entire company. And it’s not just these three companies. Every vendor from text message services to email providers to our lawyers all ditched us too on the same day.”