A new report says that 1/2 of all rogue online pharmacy domain names are registered at two registrars.
According to LegitScript verification and monitoring service for online pharmacies, “at least one-third of all active rogue pharmacy sites are registered at Internet.bs,” and maybe responsible for up to “nearly 44 percent.”
The story first reported by krebsonsecurity.com interviewed the President of Internet.bs Marco Rinaudo, who said that “LegitScript’s report was bound to be “excellent advertising for our company.”
“Rinaudo is further quoted as saying “he was under no obligation to police whether his customers’ business may be in violation of some other nation’s laws, absent clear and convincing evidence that his registrants were operating illegally from their own country.”
“Even though I understand they could bother some pharmacy lobby, if an industry likes us, what’s the problem with an online pharmacy, as long as they are operating legally from their own country?”
“We cannot accept pressure to shut down a legitimate business just because it is not pleasing to some political lobbying group. We and I personally make sure that all the domains that are in breach of an applicable law and for which we receive a complete report, will be acted on the same day.”
“I have no grounds to stop some pharmacy site from operating without breaching the ICANN registrar agreement,”
“ICANN is telling me, ‘Marco, you can suspend a domain only if you receive an order from a competent court or if you have a UDRP decision.’
“We don’t care about FDA regulators, pharmacy regulators, food regulators or whoever. We have to organize our business to support our clients, including pharmacies and those subject to unjustified pressure. We’re not going to close these businesses or change our policy.”
The other registrar named in the LegitScript report as rogue was ABSystems, doing business as yournamemonkey.com.