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Top 3 Excuses Registrars Use That Help Enable Rogue Pharmacies

Buckle up! What you are about to read are some of the most common responses we get from (the few remaining) non-responsive registrars when notifying them about rogue internet pharmacies abusing their domain name services. LegitScript provides global internet pharmacy monitoring and verification services that are used by domain name registrars, major search engines, payment […]

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Another One Bites the Dust: ICANN Terminates Nanjing Imperiosus Registrar Accreditation

2017 is alive and kicking. Just last week, Nanjing Imperiosus Technology Co., Ltd. (also known as DomainersChoice.com), an ICANN-accredited registrar, received a Notice of Termination of Accreditation Agreement from ICANN. LegitScript has been monitoring Nanjing Imperiosus for a while now. Nanjing is a registrar  based in China, affiliated with Israeli registrar CommuniGal Communication Ltd., and operated by […]

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After LegitScript Senate Testimony, White House Naughty List Calls Out Rogue Registrar

I was interested to see that earlier today, the White House Trade Representative released its “Notorious Markets” report, which calls out online and physical marketplaces that facilitate widespread counterfeiting or other intellectual property violations. Although the report isn’t intended to highlight other sorts of criminal activity, fake drug sales or pharmacy operations are both an intellectual property […]

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LegitScript Enforcement Efforts: 14,000 Domain Names Shuttered in 2016 (So Far!)

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 […]

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日本語不正オンライン薬局のセーフヘイヴン、GMOインターネットの対応について

これは「ばいあぐらジェネリック通販.net」という薬機法に違反するウェブサイトのスクリーンショットです。 この「カマグラゴールド」という医薬品はインドで流通しているものですが、日本では承認されていませんので「未承認医薬品」とみなされます。

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ASOP Accepting Internet Pharmacy Safety Award Nominations

The Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies, a non-profit that LegitScript serves on the board of and helped found, is accepting nominations for Internet pharmacy safety. The idea is to recognize the good work that a variety of companies in the payments, domain name registration, search advertisement and similar sectors are doing to protect patient safety […]

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レジットスクリプトの調査書:違法医薬品販売ウェブサイトとGMOインターネットの関係について

Download the English report. 日本語のレポートはこちらからダウンロードできます。 弊社レジットスクリプトは公共の安全を守る世界規模の活動として、ドメイン名レジストラに無規制で危険な医薬品を販売するサイバー犯罪を行うウェブサイトを閉鎖するように要請を行っています。ウェブサイトにドメイン名を提供する「ドメイン名レジストラ会社」は世界に約千社ほど存在します。その大多数は弊社が通知する不正インターネット薬局ウェブサイトを積極的に閉鎖し、インターネットの安全性を高める事に貢献しています。 しかしながら、少数のレジストラは、危険な医薬品を販売するウェブサイトを閉鎖しません。

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LegitScript Issues Report on GMO Internet and its Relationship with Illegal Online Drug Marketers

Download the English report. 日本語のレポートはここです。 LegitScript seeks to help protect public health on a global scale by notifying domain name registrars about cybercriminals selling unregulated, often unsafe medicines. Most of the world’s ~1,000 domain name registrars terminate services to these “rogue Internet pharmacies,” thus shutting down the websites and making the Internet safer. But a […]

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Registrar Gransy, Confused About What a “Blog” Is, Still Too Close to Online Criminals

Czech Republic-based Gransy, a registrar previously identified as being in our top tier of registrars friendly to pharmaceutical-related cybercrime, has made some progress, but is still allowing a back door to online criminals engaged in the illegal sale of substandard medicines. First things first: we appreciate the progress that Gransy has made. They’ve squelched about […]

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Chinese Registrar BizCN Taking Stand Against Dangerous Fake Drug Sites

As we’ve noted before, rogue Internet pharmacies put a premium on finding a registrar who will provide them safe haven. Failing that, they’ll attempt to trick their registrar into believing that the Internet pharmacies aren’t doing anything wrong — or, perhaps, aren’t even online at all. BizCN, a China-based registrar that previously ranked in our […]

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