• Registrar accused of pimping prescription penis pills

    … ICANN has implicated a Chinese domain name registrar in the online selling of medications, including Viagra and Cialis, without the required prescription. The organization’s Compliance department filed a contract breach notice with Nanjing Imperiosus, which does business as DomainersChoice.com, today. The move follows an allegations from…

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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

    … 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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