Parler, which is popular with supporters of President Donald Trump, has not regained full operability and is little more than four messages on a page, but the company's CEO, John Matze, is reportedly "confident" it will reappear in its entirety by the end of January.
"Our return is inevitable due to hard work, and persistence against all odds," reads a post by Matze on the Parler website. "Despite the threats and harassment not one Parler employee has quit. We are becoming closer and stronger as a team."
Thewhen Amazon stopped providing it cloud hosting services after it was revealed the platform was used to help organize the Capitol Hill attack on Jan. 6, which left five people dead. Amazon's actions followed moves by Apple and Google to ban the Parler mobile app from their respective stores. The Parler app, which is more popular with its user base, remains unavailable.
Questions have been raised over how Parler returned online following its ejection from the internet. The Parler domain is registered with Epik, according to domain name database Whois. But an Epik statement published Monday, denies the company had any "contact or discussions with Parler in any form regarding our becoming their registrar or hosting provider."
A Reuters report, citing an infrastructure expert, pointed to a Russian tech firm as supporting Parler's return online. It said that the IP address Epik used is owned by DDos-Guard, which is "controlled by two Russian men and provides services including protection from distributed denial of service attacks." The company that owns DDos-Guard is called Cognitive Cloud LP, according to the report.
Parler CEO John Matze didn't immediately respond to a CNET request for comment.