Tuesday, September 9, 2008

EstDomains: A Sordid History and a Storied CEO

In this second part to an ongoing investigation into the notorious Web site host and domain name registrar EstDomains Inc., Security Fix examines the company's history, the legacy of its current chief executive, and its future prospects.

The "Est" in EstDomains is a nod to the company's origins: It was founded in Tartu, the second largest city in Estonia (although the corporation is officially registered in Delaware). The chief executive of EstDomains is 27-year-old Vladimir Tsastsin, pictured below.

Tsastsin also is named as the head of Rove Digital, a company that appears to encompass a domain auction service named Bakler.com, and a recently launched Web traffic-shaping service called Zmot.

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Brian Krebs on Computer Security. The Washington Post Company.

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