Legitscript

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

    … One in four of the domain names registered with the registrar NetLynx are linked to current, past or potential future rogue drug sites, according to online pharmacy monitor LegitScript. The Mumbai-based registrar was hit with a breach notice by ICANN Compliance last week, over an alleged failure to investigate an abuse complaint about a single…

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  • .health backer has cop-like takedown powers for all gTLDs in Japan

    … LegitScript, a US company focused on eradicating illegal online pharmacies, which backs the .pharmacy and .health gTLDs, has been given police-like powers to have domain names taken down in Japan. It has also emerged that when IP Mirror, a brand protection registrar, was hit with an embarrassing ICANN contract-breach notice in November…

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