From what can be seen
lanik.ushas been the EasyList Forum from the beginning. And @Lanik has been managing and hosting it ever since.
Several questions arise regarding the history of the forums. Why didn't rick752 host his own forum at the time? lanik helping manage the forum would mean that he was already part of the Adblock community before EasyList. Also what does "lanik" even mean?
Maybe @Lanik can answer these questions.