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An update on our friends at @EpikDotCom and their subsidiary @bitmitigate, who were the first to jump at the chance to distribute 8chan globally after distributing the Daily Stormer. It is possible, but not certain, that they are attempting to bring the Stormer back online.
BitMitigate turned out to be just a thin layer on top of systems actually hosted by @voxility. When Voxility shut them down for ToS violations, it took down all of their customers and Epik's public facing systems.

If I was a client of BitMitigate, I might be angry that:
1) They put my uptime and reputation at risk by hosting 8chan
2) Their entire service was based upon only one provider
3) That the documentation I relied upon perhaps implied resiliency that was not provided.
Bitmitigate.com is down at this moment, but Epik.com is back. They have moved their nameservers into three IaaS providers: @awscloud, @OVH and @Linode.

I wonder if Epik's use of those providers is compatible with their terms of service.
Epik's CEO @RobMonster has not yet commented directly on whether they will return service to 8chan or Daily Stormer, and comment from him has been hard to find today.

Daily Stormer keeps on changing nameservers, but a little while ago they were resolving to an IP address that belongs to Anonymize, Inc. Who owns Anonymize? You guessed it, Epik and Mr. Monster. This looks to be an IP hosted in Switzerland with transit provided by @RETNnet.
In the last hour, DS changed their DNS server to Chinese provider @DNSPod and are resolving to the old Voxility address.
It isn't clear what is going on, but if Epik brings DS or 8chan back up then it would be fair for enterprising reporters to ask @awscloud, @linode and @OVH if this is compatible with their ToS.

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