1API / HexonetEdit

1API is a registrar in Germany.

1API Hexonet

Description of the RegistrarEdit

1API GmbH is one of Europe's s leading domain name registrars and is recognized as a preeminent developer of world-class domain name platforms. 1API currently manages more than 2,000,000 Domains. The TLDs offered are resold exclusively through the parent company HEXONET GmbH & HEXONET Services Inc.

  • Headquartered in Homburg, Germany
  • Founded in 2006


  • President and CEO: Jens Wagner

Anti-Fraud PositionEdit

1API is not committed to check the contents of the customers websites or internet-presences. After recognizing legal offences or inadmissible contents, 1API has the right to lock the internet-presence immediately. 1API will furthermore inform the customer immediately of such action.

Official PositionEdit

1API’s Right to Terminate.

1API may, at its sole discretion, immediately terminate this Agreement if you violate the Rules of Conduct and Use in Section 4 of this Agreement or materially abuse of the Services.

4. General Rules of Conduct and Use

Without limiting any other term of this Agreement, breach of the following section will constitute a material breach of this Agreement. You acknowledge and agree that:

  • Your use of this Website and the Services, will comply with this Agreement and all applicable local, state, national and international laws, rules and regulations.
  • You will not use this Website or the Services in a manner (as determined by 1API in its sole and absolute discretion) that:
    • Transmits unsolicited email (Spam);
    • Transmits repetitive, high volume inquires into any of the Services provided by 1API (i.e. domain name availability, etc.);
    • Is illegal, potentially illegal, or promotes or encourages illegal activity;
    • Promotes, encourages or engages in child pornography or the exploitation of children;
    • etc

Actual BehaviorEdit

This registrar acts decisively to remove illegal sites.

1API GmbH has been widely abused by the Russian EvaPharmacy fraud operation.

Registrar responsivenessEdit

Showing all registrars including R01.RU LiveSite2014

Showing all registrars excluding R01.RU LiveMinors

Piechart showing the crime sponsoring contribution by each registrar.


The comparison between this registrar and others can be seen on the graphs.

It shows how many domains have not been suspended by various registrars over the past year. The higher the column, the more domains are sponsored by the registrar.

Currently the most abused registrar is Russia's This registrar sponsors the vast majority (often over 85%) of the fraud domains used within the Eva Pharmacy group.

The second most abused registrar is Public Domain Registry PDR at 3%.

The next most abused registrar is China's Bizcn at 2%.

The next most abused registrar is Germany's Key-Systems at 2%.

The next most abused registrar is Canada's Tucows at 2%.

Next is Endurance at 2%.

Most registrars have been quick to terminate the service contracts with these cyber-criminals upon seeing the obvious evidence of fraud.

Examples of domains used for fraudEdit

These domains were tested on November 30, 2014 and were found to be live. The heading links to evidence that the domain is being used for fraud.

Canadian Family PharmacyEdit (suspended)

Canadian Health&Care MallEdit (suspended) (suspended) (suspended) (suspended) (suspended) (suspended) (suspended)

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Common IP addressesEdit

A quick way to verify these sites is to examine the hosting addresses. Many compromised hosts used for this operation during April 2018 were located at these IPs, sequenced by frequency

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Recent High use IP addresses from 2018


Where to send abuse complaintsEdit

Web site

Additional Contact InformationEdit

Talstrasse 27
66424 Homburg

Technical Support:
Mo. - Fr. 8:00 - 18:00 CET
P: +49 6841 95961-70
F: +49 6841 6984-199

Abuse, Illegal & Complaint Reporting

1API is committed to the advancement and expansion of the Internet by proactively investigating complaints of abuse and illegal activity of any of 1API’s customers. Our security and abuse process is simple and aims to respond to all complaints within a reasonable time-frame.

How to File a Complaint or Report Abuse - 1APIEdit

Reporting into one of three categories - Compliant, Abuse, or Authorities. Please provide your name, address, telephone, email and description of the issue, including domain name(s) to the respective contact below.

Complaints and Abuse:
Tel: 	+49.6841.6984-200
Mail: 	C/O: Complaint Department

Postal addressEdit

Talstraße 27
66424 Homburg

How to File a Complaint or Report Abuse - HEXONETEdit

Reporting into one of three categories - Compliant, Abuse, or Authorities. Please provide your name, address, telephone, email and description of the issue, including domain name(s) to the respective contact below.

Tel: 	+49 6841 95961-70
Mail: 	C/O: Complaint Department

Registration InformationEdit

Telephone and FAXEdit

Phone: +49.6841.6984-200
Fax: +49.6841.6984-299

Related informationEdit

Pharmacy fraud operations

Affiliate program coordinator employing spammers

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