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Rob Monster

Robert W. Monster (born 1966 or 1967) is an American technology executive and the founder and chief executive officer of Epik, a domain registrar and web host.

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Robert W. Monster (born 1966 or 1967) is an American technology executive and the founder and chief executive officer of Epik, a domain registrar and web host known for providing services to websites with controversial content. He has received media attention in relation to EpikEpik, particularly surrounding the company's decision to register the free speechfree speech social media network GabGab, about which he has been outspoken. He has also received attention for controversial statements, including some in which he has promoted various conspiracy theories.

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Robert W. Monster (born 1966 or 1967) is an American technology executive and the founder and chief executive officer of Epik, a domain registrar and web host known for providing services to websites with contriversialcontroversial content. He has received media attention in relation to Epik, particularly surrounding the company's decision to register the free speech social media network Gab, about which he has been outspoken. He has also received attention for controversial statements, including some in which he has promoted various conspiracy theories.

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Monster has been an outspoken defender of Epik's choice to host far-right,all neo-Nazi,forms andof other'lawful extremistfree contentspeech' that other web hosts have refused, saying that the companyto ishost committeddue to protecting "lawful freepolitical speech"bias. He learned about Gab, a free speech social network, in 2018 when the company received media attention after it was discovered that the perpetrator of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting had used the service to post extremist content. After it was dropped by its registrar, GoDaddy, Monster met with Gab CEO Andrew Torba and agreed to register the website. The BBC reported Monster as saying that Gab's founder Andrew Torba was "doing something that looks useful", and that Gab's removal from the internet was "digital censorship". Monster subsequently became an active user and defender of the network.

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Monster began working for Procter & Gamble in 1991, and spent years working in Japan and GermanyGermany in this role. In his last year, he was the global product development manager for Pampers, a brand of baby diapers. After eight years at the company, he left in 1999 to move to Seattle, Washington and founded Global Market Insite (GMI), an online market research company. He served as the CEO for seven years, until he was ousted by the board in 2007.

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Monster has been an outspoken defender of Epik's choice to host far-right, neo-Nazi, and other extremist content that other web hosts have refused, saying that the company is committed to protecting "lawful free speech". He learned about Gab, a free speech social network, in 2018 when the company received media attention after it was discovered that the perpetrator of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting had used the service to post extremist content. After it was dropped by its registrar, GoDaddyGoDaddy, Monster met with Gab CEO Andrew Torba and agreed to register the website. The BBC reported Monster as saying that Gab's founder Andrew Torba was "doing something that looks useful", and that Gab's removal from the internet was "digital censorship". Monster subsequently became an active user and defender of the network.

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Monster was born in 1966 or 1967 to a Dutch American family, and he grew up in PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania. He earned his bachelor's degree and MBA at Cornell University. In 2007, Monster became a devout Christian. Monster is married to Jill Monster, a family physician. They have five children.

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Monster was born in 1966 or 1967 to a Dutch American family, and he grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He earned his bachelor's degree and MBA at Cornell UniversityCornell University. In 2007, Monster became a devout Christian. Monster is married to Jill Monster, a family physician. They have five children.

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Monster began working for Procter & Gamble in 1991, and spent years working in JapanJapan and Germany in this role. In his last year, he was the global product development manager for Pampers, a brand of baby diapers. After eight years at the company, he left in 1999 to move to Seattle, Washington and founded Global Market Insite (GMI), an online market research company. He served as the CEO for seven years, until he was ousted by the board in 2007.

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Monster has been an outspoken defender of Epik's choice to host far-right, neo-Nazi, and other extremist content that other web hosts have refused, saying that the company is committed to protecting "lawful free speech". He learned about Gab, a free speech social network, in 2018 when the company received media attention after it was discovered that the perpetrator of the PittsburghPittsburgh synagogue shooting had used the service to post extremist content. After it was dropped by its registrar, GoDaddy, Monster met with Gab CEO Andrew Torba and agreed to register the website. The BBC reported Monster as saying that Gab's founder Andrew Torba was "doing something that looks useful", and that Gab's removal from the internet was "digital censorship". Monster subsequently became an active user and defender of the network.

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Monster has been an outspoken defender of Epik's choice to host far-right, neo-Nazi, and other extremist content that other web hosts have refused, saying that the company is committed to protecting "lawful free speech". He learned about Gab, a free speech social network, in 2018 when the company received media attention after it was discovered that the perpetrator of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting had used the service to post extremist content. After it was dropped by its registrar, GoDaddy, Monster met with Gab CEO Andrew Torba and agreed to register the website. The BBCBBC reported Monster as saying that Gab's founder Andrew Torba was "doing something that looks useful", and that Gab's removal from the internet was "digital censorship". Monster subsequently became an active user and defender of the network.

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Monster founded Epik, a domain registrar and web hosting company, in 2009 in Sammamish, WashingtonSammamish, Washington. He continues to serve as the CEO of the company. In 2015, Monster became the interim CEO for DigitalTown, a company that provides community-building platforms. He resigned from this position in 2018 in what was described as a planned departure to allow him to focus on Epik.

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Monster was born in 1966 or 1967 to a Dutch American family, and he grew up in Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaPennsylvania. He earned his bachelor's degree and MBA at Cornell University. In 2007, Monster became a devout Christian. Monster is married to Jill Monster, a family physician. They have five children.

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Rob Monster

Robert W. Monster (born 1966 or 1967) is an American technology executive and the founder and chief executive officer of Epik, a domain registrar and web host.

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Robert W. Monster (born 1966 or 1967) is an American technology executive and the founder and chief executive officer of Epik, a domain registrar and web host known for providing services to websites with contriversial content. He has received media attention in relation to Epik, particularly surrounding the company's decision to register the free speech social media network Gab, about which he has been outspoken. He has also received attention for controversial statements, including some in which he has promoted various conspiracy theories.

Life and education

Monster was born in 1966 or 1967 to a Dutch American family, and he grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He earned his bachelor's degree and MBA at Cornell University. In 2007, Monster became a devout Christian. Monster is married to Jill Monster, a family physician. They have five children.

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Monster began working for Procter & Gamble in 1991, and spent years working in Japan and Germany in this role. In his last year, he was the global product development manager for Pampers, a brand of baby diapers. After eight years at the company, he left in 1999 to move to Seattle, Washington and founded Global Market Insite (GMI), an online market research company. He served as the CEO for seven years, until he was ousted by the board in 2007.

Monster founded Epik, a domain registrar and web hosting company, in 2009 in Sammamish, Washington. He continues to serve as the CEO of the company. In 2015, Monster became the interim CEO for DigitalTown, a company that provides community-building platforms. He resigned from this position in 2018 in what was described as a planned departure to allow him to focus on Epik.

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Monster has been an outspoken defender of Epik's choice to host far-right, neo-Nazi, and other extremist content that other web hosts have refused, saying that the company is committed to protecting "lawful free speech". He learned about Gab, a free speech social network, in 2018 when the company received media attention after it was discovered that the perpetrator of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting had used the service to post extremist content. After it was dropped by its registrar, GoDaddy, Monster met with Gab CEO Andrew Torba and agreed to register the website. The BBC reported Monster as saying that Gab's founder Andrew Torba was "doing something that looks useful", and that Gab's removal from the internet was "digital censorship". Monster subsequently became an active user and defender of the network.

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2018

He resigned from his position at DigitalTown in 2018 in what was described as a planned departure to allow him to focus on Epik.

2018

After it was dropped by its registrar, GoDaddy, Monster met with Gab CEO Andrew Torba and agreed to register the website.

2015

In 2015, Monster became the interim CEO for DigitalTown, a company that provides community-building platforms.

2009

Monster founded Epik, a domain registrar and web hosting company, in 2009 in Sammamish, Washington.

2007

In 2007, Monster became a devout Christian.

2007

He served as the CEO of GMI for seven years, until he was ousted by the board in 2007.

1999

After eight years at the company, he left in 1999 to move to Seattle, Washington and founded Global Market Insite (GMI), an online market research company.

1991

Monster began working for Procter & Gamble in 1991, and spent years working in Japan and Germany in this role.

1966

Monster was born in 1966 or 1967 to a Dutch American family.
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 Rob Monster

Robert W. Monster (born 1966 or 1967) is an American technology executive and the founder and chief executive officer of Epik, a domain registrar and web host.

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