Epik’s domains under management total fell by over 125,000 in the first quarter, March registry transaction reports reveal.
The company had 607,891 domains in its stable at the end of March, down from 732,914 at the start of the year. The number was down 40,000 in the month, almost double the decrease of February.
Most of the decline can be blamed on transfers — it had 27,721 names go to rival registrars in March and a net transfer loss of 26,658.
Epic had its worst month for newly registered domains too. Having regularly added 10,000 to 20,000 names a month last year, in March that had dwindled to about 2,000.
The company is known to have had troubles paying the largest gTLD registries, but it’s not clear whether this had an impact on its March numbers.
Epic peaked at over 800,000 domains under management before its financial troubles started to emerge last September. Last month it was sold to a mystery buyer who has vowed to turn its fortunes around.