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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  • Grogan hopeful of content policing clarity within “a few weeks”

    … and pharmacy watchdogs such as LegitScript — reckon “appropriate action” means the domain in question should be suspended. The US Congress heard these arguments in hearings last month, but there were no witnesses from the ICANN or registrar side to respond. Registrars don’t think they should be put in the position of having to turn off what may…

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  • Is the Defending Internet Freedom Act pro-crime?

    … from LegitScript has been about a web site that is perfectly legal in Canada. In at least some cases, it seems that those pushing for ICANN to more stringently regulate content may have “internet freedom” as the least of their concerns. If the Defending Internet Freedom Act becomes law in the US, perhaps it could prove a boon to registries…

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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

    … as complaints from the Japanese police, when made to registrars that have an office in Japan, even if they’re headquartered elsewhere. IP Mirror, which was recently acquired by CSC Digital Brand Services, is based in Singapore but has an office in Tokyo. As far as I can tell, most of the top 10 registrars do not have offices in Japan. KeyDrive (Moniker…

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