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.
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.