Key Systems’ subsidiary KSregistry GmbH runs the backend registry for .tc, .gd and .vg on behalf of Adams Names.
However it looks like there’s been some kind of issue with the management of the country codes and of Adams Names.
The details at this juncture are not clear, but KS have issued a statement:
Today, the KSregistry GmbH, a hundred percent subsidiary of the Key-Systems GmbH, has learned that a third party has executed a transfer of the domain name adamsnames.net and now operates a shadow registry under this domain. According to the CEO of AdamsNames Ltd., Mr. Carsten Pauli, this transfer was not authorized by the registry operator.
KSregistry GmbH still provides the technical back-end services for the ccTLDs .TC, .GD and .VG authorized by AdamsNames Ltd., but this is currently hampered by the actions of the third party.
In order to not endanger the integrity of the zone after addressing the issues, the Key-Systems GmbH as registrar has decided to not permit current modifications to domains under .TC, .GD and .VG. The resolution and renewal of the domains are not affected.
So basically Key Systems have decided to lock everything down until they know what’s going on.