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The Who’s Who of Rogue Registrars

As more registrars move toward voluntary compliance, the walls continue to close in on rogue pharmacy operators. In a world without Nanjing Imperiosus Technology Co., Ltd., whose accreditation agreement was terminated in February 2017, rogue pharmacy operators are desperate to find long-term partners to sponsor their illicit activities. In recent months, we have identified thousands […]

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New .health Domain Extension Introduced

This week, dotHealth launched the .health domain extension. This is exciting news for the medical industry and consumers. The .health domain will help to provide an easily identifiable place for internet users who are seeking trusted health information online — similar to that of .edu (for education), .org (for non-profit organizations), and .pharmacy (for certified […]

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Q2 Update: More Than 6,000 Rogue Internet Pharmacy Domain Names Suspended

Just as the weather is heating up, so is the pressure on rogue internet pharmacies as the internet community becomes increasingly unified in its efforts to stop them. In the past three months, LegitScript’s enforcement efforts have led to the suspension of more than 6,000 domain names that were used as illegal online pharmacies and […]

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Proof in Numbers: More Registrars Step Up to Illegal Online Pharmacies

In 2016, LegitScript worked together with registrars to successfully suspend more than 20,000 domain names used by rogue internet pharmacies. In the first quarter of 2017 alone, 6,000 more domains have been suspended. Operators of rogue internet pharmacies are starting to feel the burn. Now that Nanjing Imperiosus Technology Co. Ltd. (China) is out of […]

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US Registrar Epik Plays Dangerous Game

These days it’s uncommon to encounter a registrar that doesn’t demonstrate the same internet safety and public health values as the majority of the internet community. But once in a while, we come across a registrar that chooses to enable rogue internet pharmacies by allowing them to continue using their domain name services, despite reported […]

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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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