Unable to verify the owner's eligibility for .EU, registry EURid had acted to block the domain names and ask the courts to shed some light on whether their owner is really based in Europe, as .EU rules require, or not.
John McCormac reacted to our article on his blog, blog.whoisireland.com and contacted us to share some of the information he's found out about the possible registration of large numbers of .EU names by a non-European.
Mainly that accredited .EU registrar Buycool Ltd, listed as based in China, seems to have been used by Zheng Qingyin to acquire all the domains that are now blocked by EURid. And that a UK postal address and telephone number were used to claim European citizenship.
So is Zheng Qingyin just a front for a registrar-run warehousing scam? We'll have to wait until the September court ruling on the case to find out…