Several weeks ago, ICANN announced that they were under consideration of depriving Wilmington/Delware-based company EstDomains of domain registrar’s license after learning that EstDomains’ president Vladimir Tsastsin was indicted in Estonia for ‘credit card fraud, money laundering and document forgery.’ Accordingly, ICANN said as of November 12 that EstDomains would lose its registrar accreditation effective in November 24. According to ICANN, there were about 281,000 domains registered through EstDomains before or after the announcement of its intent for termination of EstDomains’ registrar’s license. In fact, we have several domains that have been registered through EstDomains.
Screenshot 01 – Source: MacHouse
Screenshot 02 – Source: ResellerClub
ResellerClub sent out an e-mail message less than two hours ago to domain registrants of EstDomains, noting that the company has acquired EstDomains’ domain registrar business. (See Screenshot 01.) The message says that ResellerClub will automatically take over, effective in November 24, all current domains that are registered through EstDomains.
According to its website, ResellerClub was founded in 1998. They currently host more than 2,000,000 domains that are registered through its 53,000+ resellers.
ResellerClub mentions in its e-mail message that they plan to offer Managed DNS to its registrants with free of charge. The Managed DNS is used to create a branding URL. In the meantime, EstDomains’ Managed DNS has been dysfunctional for almost 2 months. So far, there is no indication that ResellerClub will fix it after the takeover.