Worst registrar Xin Net crackdown requested

Garth Bruen of KnujOn recently sent me the following note: Martin, For the reasons detailed in the attached memo I have respectfully recommended to ICANN that the Registrar Xin Net Technology Corporation be issued a Breach Notice and be prevented from registering new domains until they can demonstrate effective compliance. The expediency of this cannot be understated because of the serious public health and safe

Garth Bruen of KnujOn recently sent me the following note:

Martin,

For the reasons detailed in the attached memo I have respectfully recommended to ICANN that the Registrar Xin Net Technology Corporation be issued a Breach Notice and be prevented from registering new domains until they can demonstrate effective compliance. The expediency of this cannot be understated because of the serious public health and safety risk posed by the continued population of fake online pharmacies by Xin Net registrants. For the reasons detailed in this report it would be trivial for Xin Net to control and cease this behavior, but even after being issued enforcement notices by  ICANN these practices have not stopped.

Sincerely, Garth

Attached was a 2 MB PDF memo, which you can download from here.

You may recall from Wall of shame: 10 worst registrars that Xin Net was at the top of KnujOn's "worst registrar" list.

The gist of the latest KnujOn memo to ICANN is that Xin Net has over the last year

  • hosted over 18,000 illicit domains, advertised in over 1.7 million unsolicited emails, and
  • corrected exactly none of the 11,000 sites reported to ICANN by KnujOn

Even better, many of the illicit sites are fake pharmacies, and they are still active. And better than that, these sites were all registered by a handful of customers.

And, to add insult to injury, Xin Net is still registering 100 new illicit sites a day.

You may recognize some of these subjects from your own junk mail folder:

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I'll be very interested to see whether ICANN takes action against Xin Net.