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The Story Behind ICANN’s Breach Notice Against NetLynx

Last week, ICANN’s Compliance team sent a breach notice to NetLynx, an ICANN-accredited domain name registrar operating out of India. As with most ICANN breach notices, it’s hard to tell the context of what happened just from ICANN’s announcement. We’re happy to fill in the blanks based on our correspondence with key players in the…

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The Season of Giving: LegitScript Supports Worthy Causes

Amid the hustle-bustle of the holiday season, the LegitScript team pauses to think about the nonprofit organizations whose services are invaluable to our work and to our community. We then collectively decide where the company’s donation dollars should go. This year, LegitScript contributed to the following charities: Internet Archive: This organization focuses on Internet preservation…

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LegitScript Extends Comment Period for Our Proposed Standards for Online Optical Retailers

Are you involved in the online optical retail industry? No? Are you a concerned member of the public? No? Do you have eyes? Great! If you fall into any of the aforementioned categories, LegitScript wants to hear from you. As we announced in an earlier blog post, LegitScript is expanding its certification portfolio to include…

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BizCN: A Hand in the Rogue Internet Pharmacy Cookie Jar

LegitScript’s undercover investigation shows how one registrar’s anti-abuse chief solicits rogue Internet pharmacy business in the back door.

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LegitScript Seeking Comments on Proposed Standards for Internet Prescription Eyeglass Websites

LegitScript is pleased to announce that we will be launching a certification program for Internet-based sellers of prescription eyewear. In preparation for that, we are seeking input and comment regarding our certification standards. As background, most people know that “LegitScript Approved” is our mark for legitimate Internet pharmacies, not just in the US but —…

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Top 10 Rogue Internet Pharmacy Registrars (October 2014)

It’s been a while since we published our data identifying the domain name registrars where rogue Internet pharmacies cluster. As we’ve mentioned before, rogue Internet pharmacies are rational economic actors, and choose registrars that they believe will keep them safe from anti-abuse complaints. Interestingly, there have been significant changes in our Top 10 Rogue Internet…

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LegitScript Internet Pharmacy Certification Program Goes Global

LegitScript’s Internet pharmacy certification is expanding internationally. We’ve added 36 Internet pharmacies to our database that operate in the Chinese, French and UK markets to our publicly-published listing of approved Internet pharmacies.

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Fake drugs, falsified WHOIS, and UDRPs

Apparently in retaliation, he registered the domain names in my name. Which is a little like a toddler throwing a tantrum, throwing a stuffed animal at me and calling me a poopy-pants.

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Essential oils: FDA calls out slick operator on crude claims

Essential oils seem to be everywhere these days: cleaning products, cosmetics, and (you guessed it!) the alternative healthcare market. You may have encountered essential oil proponents the last time you had the sniffles or a stomachache. Paid “consultants” (read: your next-door neighbor) market these products as treatments for everything from the mild (coughs and colds)…

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LegitScript signs agreement with Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare

I’m pleased to write that LegitScript has signed an agreement with the Japanese government — specifically, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, which is sort of Japan’s version of the FDA — to monitor and help shut down rogue Internet pharmacies targeting Japan. As part of the agreement, LegitScript is authorized to submit abuse…

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