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Description of the RegistrarEdit

From https://www.gkg.net/contact/history.html
GKG.NET, INC. was founded in 1993. In late 1994 GKG.NET,INC. entered the Internet business as Global Knowledge Group (GKG) taking immediate advantage of the expanding Internet commerce of the World Wide Web.

Our Mission Statement:
To continue to develop and build GKG into the premier Internet Solutions company that equally values its customers, shareholders and employees by emphasizing excellence in service, corporate integrity, technical expertise and long-term vision as part of our corporate experience.

Founders:
Paul Marvin, CEO
Taylor Marvin, CTO


Anti-Crime PositionEdit

Official PositionEdit

GKG deals with abuse reports in these situations:

  • The content is physically hosted on our network, or
  • The domain is with GKG, the content is hosted anywhere, and the nature of the abuse is malicious in nature which can potentially affect the stability of private and public networks. Examples of these types of situations is the distribution of malware and phishing sites, or
  • The domain is with GKG, the content is hosted anywhere, and the nature of the abuse is inflicting obvious personal harm. Examples of this are not limited to the distribution of child pornography and sites that distribute sensitive personal financial information such as credit cards or social security numbers, or
  • Any site that is performing obviously illegal activities.
  • For any content that is NOT obviously illegal to us, we will refer you to the local authorities or to your own attorney to work within the legal system to make that determination.

Actual BehaviorEdit

GKG often disregards obvious evidence of fraudulent use of a domain name and defaults to the last condition above. In March 2016 GKG's founder and CEO Paul Marvin was served with a notice by ICANN concerning its failures to comply with the requirements of the Registrar Accreditation Agreement.

NOTICE OF BREACH OF THE RAA [1]

LegitScript reports their findings after dealings with GKG GKG is another US-based registrar in Bryan, Texas, that refuses to terminate domain name registration services to rogue internet pharmacy operators, including affiliates of spammy networks like Rx-Partners and Glavmed Affiliate Pharmacy Network. GKG is unique in that it doesn’t even follow its own abuse reporting standards and processes, which states that “other inappropriate content … performing obviously illegal activities” is considered abuse and will be handled accordingly.

A typical response to an abuse report:



Due to the fact that we can not determine any illegal act occurring with said domain(s), you will need to address your requests with the hosting provider(s) of said domain(s). Or provide a valid US court order demonstrating illegal activity is occurring with this website.

Additionally, the domain names in question are not in any direct violation of GKG's terms of service. If you have any specific information leading to a specific policy violation, please provide that information so we may validate the request.

Lastly, a valid US Court Order supporting your claim would make it an easy decision for us. In cases where laws are clearly being violated, we can act accordingly. Those that are not so clear are reserved for the US Court to decide.

Kind Regards,
Michael M.
GKG Abuse Prevention Team



Examples of domains used for fraudEdit

By loading any of these, the registrar can verify the brand, then establish the fraudulent use of the domain name by viewing the evidence that has been prepared for registrars and law enforcement. Note that some of these will be switched from one fraud brand to another.

See GKG_list

Awaiting action

Canadian DrugstoreEdit

1st-canadian-healthcare.com
canadian-healthcare-24h.com
canadianmeds-24.com
mycanadianrxmeds.com
secure-rx-shop.com
topcanadianshop.com


Canadian PharmacyEdit

canadianmedicine24.com
ph24h.com

CanadianPharmacyEdit

canadianrxmedsonline.com
prosales24x7.com (redirection to medsoffers.net )
medsoffers.net

My Canadian PharmacyEdit

my-canadianpharmacy.com

Canadian X Pharmacy (new)Edit

24x7friendlypharm.com
fempharmacy.com  
luxpharmacy.com  
mgcpharmacy.com  
open-pharmacy.com
lrxpharmacy.com 
pharmacytap.com 
tcppharmacy.com 

Online PharmacyEdit

247drugsshop.com
247worldstorerxc.com
247worldstorerxd.com
247worldstorerxs.com
247worldstorewrx.com
247worldstorewrxe.com
24h-drugsshop.com
24h-drugsstore.com
365worldstorerxc.com
365worldstorerxd.com
365worldstorerxm.com
365worldstorerxs.com
365worldstorewrx.com
365worldstorewrxe.com
bestcanadadrugs.net
bestmedsonline24-7.com
bestmedsonline24h.com
buydrugs365.com
ca-green-store.com
canadameds-24.com
canadian-pharmshop-24x7.com
canadiandrugs24.com
cmed24.com
cmeds24.com
de-online-apotheke.com
edrugsstore.com
eu-medshop.com
euro-pharma-24h.com
euro-pharma24h.com
farmacia-online-italia.com
healthbonuses-24.com
med-shop24h.com
med-shop24x7.com
med-shop365.com
medsonline24h.com
medsprostore.com
mens-active.com
mens-ed-solution.com
mobilereorders.com
my-online-pillsstore.com
my-reorder.com
online-secure-shop.com
pills24x7.com
piqtape.com
rx-medis.com
rx-pills.com
rxcanadianmarket.com
rxstore-24h.com
rxstore-365.com
secure-rx-market.com
secure-rx-shop.net
sundayhealth.net
top-online-pillsstore.com
top-rx-store.com
topcanadadrugs.net
topdrugshop24-7.com
topmedsonline24h.com
toppharmastore.com
trustpharmamall.com
trustpharmaproducts.com
trustpharmastore.com
trustpharmshop.com
trustpharmstore.com

PharmacyMall (new)Edit

24x7globalmed.com 
24x7medicines.com 
cheap-levitra-online.com 
cheapsoftmall.net
evepharmacy.com  
generic-propecia-pharmacy.com
herbal-drugs.com 
india-generics.com 
nfcpharmacy.com 
nordpills.com  
online-pharmacy-shop.com
pharmacierx.com
pharmacy-s.com 
pharmacy-uk.com
pharmacy-uk.net
viagramedline.net

TrustPharmacy (new)Edit

24x7trustedmed.com
effectivemedicines.com
fr-pharmacy.com 
france-pharmacy.com 
lalorpharmacy.net  
low-cost-viagra.net
meds-express.com  
myedpills.com 
noropharmacy.com 
trustmeds.org

Suspended fraud domainsEdit

Removed For Fraud or Chargebacks

buycheapcialisonline.com        Online Pharmacy ClientHold  Dec 2016
buycheapcialisonline.info       Online Pharmacy ClientHold  Dec 2016
buycheapcialisonline.net        Online Pharmacy ClientHold  Dec 2016    

Common IP addressesEdit

Sequenced by most frequently abused. Note that these may change from day to day. Reporting to the hosting Internet Service Providers is fruitless.

 32 64.251.10.228
 23 46.242.131.58
 17 37.230.118.110
 15 109.236.81.39
 12 109.236.81.41
  7 109.236.81.38
  4 5.149.252.44
  1 95.142.32.168
  1 37.1.213.104
  1 37.1.208.85
  1 163.172.122.45

Where to send abuse complaintsEdit

abuse@gkg.net and paul@gkg.net

Additional Contact InformationEdit

Postal addressEdit

Correspondence & Payment address:
P.O Box 1450 
302 N Bryan Ave
Bryan, Texas 77806-1450
USA

Registration InformationEdit

Telephone and FAXEdit

Telephone: 877-695-1790 or 855-875-6611

Fax: 281-617-5825

Related informationEdit

Pharmacy fraud operations

Affiliate program coordinator employing spammers

Sources for this articleEdit

IndependentEdit

LegitScript report on five worst rogue registrars

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