Can anybody suggest a way making registars follow US state law and
ICANN rules regarding falsified registrant data ?
MyCanadian Phramacy is a sad, year long crime story of ignorant
registrars , provider and incompetent law enforcement agencies:
BBB Issues International Alert: Online Pharmacy Seller Using BBB
Trademarks to Market Drugs
For Immediate Release
[Arlington, VA, July 29, 2005] —
The Better Business Bureau system today issued an alert about online pharmacy sites that are displaying the BBB’s trademarks to market drugs on the Internet.
People from every region of the United States are contacting the BBB to inquire about the legitimacy of a “business” that is targeting consumers through
spamming. The e-mail messages contain claims that the company is
“Verified by the BBB” and include a hyperlink to different web sites
all using the same name MyCanadianPharmacy, Ltd. (not to be confused
with Canada Drugs, Ltd. that owns http://www.canadadrugs.com and
http://www.mycanadianpharmacy.com). The web sites involved in this scam use at least the following addresses:
All of the web sites use the same template, display the BBBOnLine
Reliability Logo and an untrue message claiming to be “Listed at Better Business Bureau.”
This practice misleads consumers and violates United States trademark, counterfeiting and copyright laws.
These sites are in no way affiliated with the Better Business Bureau.
The BBB does not recommend visiting these sites, as there is some
evidence that the sites may try to download software to visitors’
The Council of Better Business Bureaus is unable to identify precisely who is behind these fraudulent Web sites because whoever registered them submitted phony contact information to the registrar. It does appear, however, that most of the spam messages originate from Korea….”
One of mapsplot.com’s name server was registered by:
Created On:17-May-2006 19:01:01 UTC
Last Updated On:25-May-2006 16:15:14 UTC
Expiration Date:17-May-2007 19:01:01 UTC
Sponsoring Registrar:Tucows Inc. (R139-LRMS)
Registrant Name:Mike Ounen
Registrant Organization:Teich Andre
Registrant Street1:Rr.Qemal Stafa, 1
Registrant Postal Code:16040
Canada must be larger than I thought
What do you receive if you place an order with “My Canadian Pharmacy”?
It’s anybody’s guess. You might receive a generic equivalent drug, but because most of the drugs these folks advertise have no generic
equivalents you’ll probably receive a placebo that’s designed to look like the medication you ordered.
If you’re lucky, you’ll receive a placebo that’s in a counterfeit
package. But you might also receive a forged medication that’s stronger or weaker than the real product. Or you might receive something that’s truly dangerous. If you’re taking the medication for something serious, any deviation from the real thing would be dangerous.
The site says “Dr. Jack Poppins studied reanimatology at Ontario
Medical State University in 1969.” Perform a Google search for “Ontario Medical State University” and you’ll find exactly 2 references: Both are on the MyCanadianPharmacy website. What the writer seemed not to know is that Canada has provinces, not states.
The site also says “Dr. Paul Newman graduated from the faculty of
psychiatry of the University of Ottawa.” Better guess this time. The
University of Ottawa exists and even has a medical school…”
After contacting the dns service provider(afiliate.info, thanks),
Mapsplot.com(MyCanadian Phramacy) switched their dns servers within
authority: mapsplot.com 172800 NS ns1.babymore.info
authority: mapsplot.com 172800 NS ns1.rookteam.info
authority: mapsplot.com 172800 NS ns2.newparrot.info
authority: mapsplot.com 172800 NS ns2.whizsugar.info
It appears there is No way to get them nailed down by dns providers if they have hundreds of spare dns domains to switch. The only way seems to get them is by their name registrars.
A proof about false registrant data was sent to ITSYOURDOMAIN.COM,
registrar of Mapsplot.com.
1121 Old Fm 440 Rd
Killeen, TX 76549 US
1121 Old Fm 440 Rd
Killeen, TX 76549 US
The person owning this phone number is not Michal Kralik and has
nothing to do with mapsplot.com.
The US White Pages do not list a ‘Michal Kralik’ in Tx or vicinity.
The company address given on Mapsplot.com (MyCanadianPharmacy) is
false. There is no valid phone number given on their web page.
They simply came back:
“=2E.please note we do not do any web-hosting and you should contact the company hosting this site. Thanks!
A decent reminder about US state law and ICANN rules was answered by
A phone discussion with an official ItsYourDomain.com lady confirmed my impresssion:
They simply will ask the registrant to update their data.
”In the event Registrar learns of inaccurate contact information
associated with a Registered Name it sponsors, it shall take reasonable steps to correct that inaccuracy…The term “reasonable steps” is not defined within the agreement; precisely what constitutes reasonable steps to investigate and correct a reported inaccuracy will vary depending on the circumstances (e.g., accepting unverified “corrected” data from a registrant that has already deliberately provided incorrect data may not be appropriate). “(Registrar Advisory Concerning Whois Data Accuracy)
Upon this subject, the ItsYourDomain.com official ended the