Fake Pharma

  • ICANN terminates penis pill pimp registrar

    …, not brands. DomainersChoice had about 27,000 domains under management at the last count, which ICANN will now migrate to another registrar. It’s not known how many of those were self-registered domains and how many were being used nefariously, but LegitScript CEO John Horton estimated (pdf) at least 2,300 dodgy pharma sites used the registrar. Tweet Tagged: compliance, domainerschoice, fake pharma, ICANN, Nanjing Imperiosus, termination, typosquatting …

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  • Registrar accused of pimping prescription penis pills

    … pharmacy watchdog LegitScript in the US Congress that DomainersChoice is “rogue internet pharmacy operator”. Because ICANN has no authority to police online pharmacies, it’s gone after the registrar based on an obscure part of the Registrar Accreditation Agreement. Section 3.7.7 of the 2013 RAA says that domains must be registered to a third party…

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  • Is the Defending Internet Freedom Act pro-crime?

    … The Defending Internet Freedom Act of 2015, introduced to the US Congress last month, contains a provision that could be interpreted as pro-pron, pro-piracy or even just pro-crime. The act is designed to prevent the US giving up its oversight of ICANN/IANA unless certain quite strict conditions are met. It’s a revised version of a bill…

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  • Momentous denies link to “illegal” pharmacy gang

    … Momentous says CEO Rob Hall is NOT the man behind a registrar devoted almost exclusively to running “illegal” online pharmacies, after the US Congress was told he was a few hours ago. In written testimony to Congress today, LegitScript president John Horton linked Hall to an “illegal online pharmacy network” called 4rx. Horton said…

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  • A quarter of registrar’s names are “illicit pharmacies”

    … to be a rogue Internet pharmacy, and gave NetLynx the benefit of the doubt if there was any lack of certainty LegitScript classifies online pharmacies as “rogue” if they offer to ship medicines without a prescription to people in jurisdictions where prescriptions are required. Horton is now calling for ICANN to look into terminating NetLynx’s accreditation. Related posts: FDA to get domain name takedown role? .health backer has cop-like takedown powers for all gTLDs in Japan eNom to crack down on fake pharma sites …

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  • EasyDNS changes take-down policy after man dies

    …. We have always done summary takedowns on net abuse issues, spam, botnets, malware etc. It seems reasonable that a threat to public health or safety that has been credibly vetted fits in the same bucket. As a private company we feel within our rights to set limits and boundaries on what kinds of business risk we are willing to take on and under…

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