Last Updated on January 18, 2021
Parler CEO John Matze has said the site could be back up by the end of the month, with updates being posted directly to users on a static page on the site.
Speaking to Fox News, Matze said that Parler would likely be back up online and fully functional by the end of January, after Amazon Web Services cut off access for the New Tech site to their servers, claiming that posts on the Twitter competitor had called for violence at the Capitol Hill protests at the start of the month.
Parler switched its domain hosting to Epik last week, the pro-free speech registrar that also hosts the domains of other New Tech sites, such as Gab and Bitchute. The site had remained offline since AWS cut off their server hosting, but now returns a static home page with updates, suggesting that Parler may have found a new server hosting option.
“Every day it changes wildly, but I feel confident now,” Matze told Fox News. “We’re making significant progress. When you go into Parler.com it doesn’t go into the void now, it hits a server, and it returns just one piece of information.” He said that the Parler team would be putting “periodic” updates on the home page. “We’re going to try to get an update out every day… so that peope can stay up to date with the site.”
“Our return is inevitable due to hard work, and persistence against all odds,” Matze wrote in an update on the homepage. “Despite the threats and harassment not one Parler employee has quit. We are becoming closer and stronger as a team.”
The statements from Matze make a marked difference from a more pessimistic interview with Reuters that the Parler CEO conducted last week, in which he suggested that Parler may never return, and could be taken offline permanently.
Dan Bongino, who owns an undisclosed stake in Parler, said that they will “NEVER stop fighting,” as the fight for Parler to stay online is “bigger than me, and it’s bigger than Parler. If they’re allowed to silence us, they can silence anyone. It stops now. Please stand with us in this fight for liberty, truth and freedom.”