Joseph Peterson resigned from Epik

Joseph Peterson

Joseph Peterson, Director of Operations at Epik, announced on Namepros that he has resigned and is leaving Epik.com.

Joseph said he resigned on last Tuesday, just a few days after the latest Rob Monster/Epik NZ controversy broke out. Joseph said that it was 100% his decision to resign.

“Indeed, I have enjoyed working at Epik. During a transitional period, I’m staying on to finish tasks, ensure ongoing projects remain ongoing, and train my replacements. Thousands of Epik customers deserve continuity and continued progress, and they’ll get both. There is a good team at Epik even without me. I can genuinely recommend Epik as a registrar and a workplace. Rob and I disagree, but we get along fine.”

Joseph joined Epik 2 years ago in March 2017.

Rob Monster commented: “Joseph was not forced out but was mindful of his personal brand, probably has less thick skin than I do and is perhaps more comfortable with living under communism, shariah, or tyranny than I am.”

“Joseph is still with us — there will be an orderly transition. I have only love for the guy even if we disagree about how the world should work. That said, Epik’s talent bench is deeper than you probably realize.”

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About Konstantinos Zournas

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6 comments

  1. Better to bail out now before the ship sinks!!

  2. Any company run by a flat-earther is a easy target for ridicule, as are all it’s employees. Joseph has seen the light.

  3. Rob Monster commented: “Joseph was not forced out but was mindful of his personal brand, probably has less thick skin than I do and is perhaps more comfortable with living under communism, shariah, or tyranny than I am.”

    Seriously….. Rob could make far more money and have a greater company if he just stayed quiet.

    Loose Lips Sink Ships!!!

    He should say that every time he thinks about making a comment not directly connected to Epik. If I was a shareholder I would vote to muzzle him. I don’t say that out of disrespect, I say that for the sake of making money. He should make an alter ego and speak his mind anonymously if he wants to comment on religion and personal beliefs.

    • You are the villain here, “friend,” not Rob. I’ll get to why in a moment.

      Rob has done nothing wrong at all, absolutely nothing. The opposite is true, as in on the contrary he’s done a lot of good. Some (only some) people are making a mountain out of an ant hill, however. And not any kind of genuinely *wrong* ant hill, just an ant hill formed on the crumbs of a “nothing burger.” In fact, it’s a perfect illustration of why the censorship and free speech issue is so important, because the folks acting like you are illustrating it in spades. Often the case when Christianity is also involved, the one thing vast numbers of people can’t endure the most, like “holy water” and sunlight on a Hollywood movie vampire.

      So why are you personally really the villain? Because you as the OP placed that NP thread in a section of the forum that makes no sense for it at all and is completely inappropriate, but is guaranteed to tend or at least amount to an attempt to tend to cause harm, as people naturally visit a section like that for the specific purpose of deciding upon options to patronize within the domain space. And of course, it’s pretty much impossible you did not realize that very thing when choosing to place it in that very section. So that’s how much you care about these things you represent yourself as caring about. The only most logical area of the forum among the public sections for a post like yours, however, would be “Domain Industry News” if any at all.

      And I’m still looking forward to the next time I transfer a domain into Epik, MapleDots. In fact, would love it if they made a nice reseller program option for all Epik services too, I’d probably jump on that.

  4. This is a big loss for Epik, Rob should have done everything he could to keep him on.

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