Well, this is really frustrating. As DNW says it:
Domain registrar EstDomains might remain an accredited domain registrar after all.
Yesterday Domain Name Wire reported that EstDomains received a notice of termination from Internet Corporation For Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). ICANN cited the conviction of EstDomains’ president Vladimir Tsastsin for credit card fraud, money laundering and document forgery in February as the reason for the termination.
The company claims that Tsastsin resigned his position back in June, so the reasoning for ICANN’s termination is invalid. ICANN has issued a stay while it considers the matter. EstDomains will retain its accredited status during review.
You can see Estdomains’ request to ICANN here.