|By Business Wire||
|September 21, 2010 08:11 AM EDT||
eNom, Inc., the world’s largest ICANN accredited domain name wholesaler, and LegitScript LLC, an Internet pharmacy verification and monitoring service recognized by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, today announced an agreement by which LegitScript will assist eNom in identifying customers who are violating eNom’s terms of service by operating online pharmacies in violation of U.S. state or federal law.
“As the largest domain name wholesaler, we take our role and responsibility very seriously. As such, it is our policy to cooperate with law enforcement agencies, and where we have evidence of illegal conduct from law enforcement or another trusted source, we take appropriate action, including terminating domain name registration services,” said Taryn Naidu, senior vice president and general manager at eNom. “Our partnership with LegitScript provides us with a trustworthy source of information regarding the illegal sale of pharmaceutical drugs.”
Under the agreement, LegitScript provides eNom a list of domain names that knowingly host illegal online pharmacies. LegitScript regularly coordinates with law enforcement authorities to confirm that its lists are accurate. With this information, eNom can better enforce its policy of taking appropriate action against customers engaged in illegal activity in violation of its terms of service, including terminating services.
“LegitScript was created to fill a void in the monitoring and verification of the online pharmacy market, and our service has helped the investigative efforts of government agencies in the US and abroad,” said John Horton, president of LegitScript and former associate deputy director at the Office of National Drug Control Policy. “We believe our tools, data and investigative assistance can help eNom address this fast-growing issue of rogue internet pharmacies to better protect consumers.”
As part of the agreement, LegitScript serves as a resource to eNom regarding issues concerning drug safety, pharmacy laws and regulations, and complaints with respect to action taken by eNom against customers based on information provided by LegitScript. eNom assists LegitScript with its research concerning illegal online pharmacies by providing expertise in the domain name registrar business.
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