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Icann Terminates EstDomains
Effective Nov 12, 2008
incrediBILL




msg:3776233
 9:16 pm on Oct 29, 2008 (gmt 0)


Here's the official PDF notifying EstDomains the party is over:

[icann.org...]

Apparently being convicted of credit card fraud, money laundering and document forgery is a bad thing in the domain registrar community.

 

GaryK




msg:3776243
 9:28 pm on Oct 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

Will people who registered through EstDomains be able to transfer their domains to another registrar other than the one ICANN selects? I'm not one of their customers, but I know someone who got suckered into buying a domain through them and the concern now is ICANN will select a registrar who charges rates that are too high. I've always bought my domains from one registrar so despite being on the web forever I know very little about the process of buying/transferring domain names. Thanks.

DilipShaw




msg:3776594
 11:14 am on Oct 30, 2008 (gmt 0)

Will people who registered through EstDomains be able to transfer their domains to another registrar other than the one ICANN selects?

YES, Why not? Once a customer knows that EstDomains is no more a domain registrar, they have ample time to transfer to another registrar.

I wonder why a company should suffer if its president has done something wrong? In economics we studied that a company itself is an entity.

swa66




msg:3776609
 11:30 am on Oct 30, 2008 (gmt 0)

I wonder why a company should suffer if its president has done something wrong? In economics we studied that a company itself is an entity.

It's part of the contract between the company (the registrar) and ICANN.
The text of the letter by ICANN also seems to indicate that having the convicted person removed from office would have solved the problem.

Do you really want to buy your domainames from somebody who's convicted of financial fraud?
Remember some domainnames are worth a *lot* of money ...

GeorgeK




msg:3776616
 11:46 am on Oct 30, 2008 (gmt 0)

They followed up that announcement with another announcement that the notice of termination was stayed:

[icann.org...]

while they assess EstDomains' response.

Lord Majestic




msg:3776628
 12:14 pm on Oct 30, 2008 (gmt 0)

the concern now is ICANN will select a registrar who charges rates that are too high.

A lot of domains they hosted appear to be very dodgy - that's one of the reasons why they get shut down. Which registar would want to take on this kind of user-base? Plenty of innocents are sure there as it usually happens, but some of the registars might think that getting their hands on this kind of userbase might be seriously detrimental to their reputation.

jmccormac




msg:3776668
 1:24 pm on Oct 30, 2008 (gmt 0)

They followed up that announcement with another announcement that the notice of termination was stayed:
A typical ICANN solution - discuss the matter rather than do anything, just like they did for years with the domain tasting fiasco?

Regards...jmcc

Seb7




msg:3776921
 5:57 pm on Oct 30, 2008 (gmt 0)

Why EstDomains still selling domain names?

walkman




msg:3776998
 6:54 pm on Oct 30, 2008 (gmt 0)

they 'changed' CEO and ICANN might have to accept it.

DilipShaw




msg:3777414
 1:08 pm on Oct 31, 2008 (gmt 0)

Must be some relief for the 281,000 domain owners. Good News!

[edited by: DilipShaw at 1:09 pm (utc) on Oct. 31, 2008]

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