View Full Version : EstDomains de-accredited by ICANN

2008-10-29, 19:12

- http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-2-28oct08-en.htm
28 October 2008 - "As the result of the de-accreditation of EstDomains, Inc. (IANA ID 832), ICANN is seeking Statements of Interest from ICANN-accredited registrars that are interested in assuming sponsorship of the gTLD names that had been managed by EstDomains. EstDomains managed approximately 280,000 gTLD registrations, including registrations in the biz, com, info, mobi, net, and org registries, including approximately 7 second-level internationalized domain names. EstDomains, Inc. is organized in Delaware, United States. Registration data held in escrow is believed to be complete..."

- http://forums.spybot.info/showpost.php?p=232854&postcount=28
September 8, 2008

- http://www.circleid.com/posts/estdomains_and_intercage_vs_cybercrime/
Sep 16, 2008


2008-10-29, 23:16

- http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/00001522.html
October 29, 2008 - "EstDomains is a domain registrar operating from Estonia... largest registrar used by online criminals for their domain name registration needs... tens of thousands of malicious domains have been registered with EstDomains. These include drive-by-download sites, botnet command-and-control servers, spammed domains and so on... Many of the recent fake antivirus tools as well as rogue codecs have been running via EstDomains. In fact, EstDomains is among the largest registrars in the world and they've registered over 280,000 domains. Not all of them are bad, of course. But a big part of them are... Vladimir Tšaštšin (aka "SCR") was sentenced earlier this year to six months of jail for credit card fraud, money laundering, and related charges. Mr. Tšaštšin is also the CEO and largest owner of Rove Digital. Rove generates revenues of several million Euros a year, as shown in this listing of TOP Estonian IT companies... And EstDomains is just a small part of a larger picture, outlined here by the researchers at Hostexploit.com*... Thank you ICANN, for doing the right thing."
* http://hostexploit.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12&Itemid=15

(Screenshots available at the URL above.)


2008-10-30, 16:55

- http://asert.arbornetworks.com/2008/10/estdomains-inc-whacked-by-icann/
October 29, 2008
- http://voices.washingtonpost.com/securityfix/2008/10/icann_de-accredits_estdomains.html
October 29, 2008
- http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-2-29oct08-en.htm
29 October 2008 - "...To assess the merits of the claims made in EstDomains’ response, ICANN has stayed the termination process as ICANN analyzes these claims..."

Termination of Registrar EstDomains effective 24 November 2008
- http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-12nov08-en.htm
12 November 2008