LegitScript tracks trends in the illicit internet pharmacy market on a daily basis, and this includes monitoring the thousands upon thousands of domain names that are used to sell drugs illegally. Considering the mercurial nature of the internet and the frequency of rogue internet pharmacy operators switching criminal network affiliations, abandoning domain names, and transferring registrars, it’s no surprise that the industry is constantly in flux.
Undeterred by this ever-changing landscape, our analyst team is proud to be a major disruptor to the illegal online pharmacy market. This year alone, our domain name enforcement efforts resulted in the suspension of about 14,000 domain names that were operating as rogue internet pharmacies. These websites posed a significant risk to public health, not just in the US but worldwide.
This, of course, would not be possible without our fantastic partners in the registrar world: RightSide, PublicDomainRegistry.com, AlpNames, GoDaddy, and many other registrars and registries that voluntarily embrace their important role of promoting internet safety and protecting public health.