Namecheap is a registrar founded in 2000 by Richard Kirkendall. Namecheap is based in Phoenix, Arizona.
ICANN accredited registrar who are subject to the terms of the ICANN RAA agreement.
Required to abide by the agreement with ICANN for accreditation.
From the ICANN Registration Accreditation Agreement (RAA):
22.214.171.124 The Registered Name Holder shall represent that, to the best of the Registered Name Holder's knowledge and belief, neither the registration of the Registered Name nor the manner in which it is directly or indirectly used infringes the legal rights of any third party.
1.13 "Illegal Activity" means conduct involving use of a Registered Name sponsored by Registrar that is prohibited by applicable law and/or exploitation of Registrar's domain name resolution or registration services in furtherance of conduct involving the use of a Registered Name sponsored by Registrar that is prohibited by applicable law.
5.5 Termination of Agreement by ICANN. This Agreement may be terminated ... [if the] Registrar .. is convicted by a court of competent jurisdiction of a felony or other serious offense related to financial activities, or is judged by a court of competent jurisdiction to have: ...
with actual knowledge (or through gross negligence) permitted Illegal Activity in the registration or use of domain names or in the provision to Registrar by any Registered Name Holder of inaccurate Whois information
Namecheap Terms of ServiceEdit
From the Namecheap Domain Registration Agreement
Service(s) provided at will and termination of service(s)
.. we may terminate or suspend the Service(s) at any time for cause, which, without limitation, includes registration of prohibited domain name(s), abuse of the Services, payment irregularities, material allegations of illegal conduct.
We were unable to validate your claim(s), unfortunately.
In this situation, Namecheap acts as the registrar only. It means that our ability to investigate the matter is limited since the content transmitted via the website is not located on our server. Please also note that we do not own the reported domain name, we are simply the company the domain name was registered with. Considering the aforementioned points, we recommend that you contact the hosting provider, who would be in a better position to validate your claim(s) and take the appropriate action.
Additionally, if you believe you are a victim of an internet crime, or if you are aware of an attempted crime, you can file a complaint through Internet Crime Complaint Center at https://complaint.ic3.gov , who are in the best position to fully investigate any such issue across any/all service providers.
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 R01.ru. 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.
Description of the RegistrarEdit
From About Us - Get to know Namecheap.
In the year 2000, a man named Richard Kirkendall founded a company called Namecheap, with the idea that the average people of the internet deserved value-priced domains and stellar service. These days, Namecheap is a leading ICANN-accredited domain name registrar and web hosting company. We're happy to report: Namecheap has about 3 million customers and more than 7 million domains under management.
We offer domain names at some of the best prices in the industry, along with full-featured hosting packages, secure SSL certificates, WhoisGuard privacy protection service, and more.
Sample illegal domainsEdit
See also Namecheap_list
drugs416.com (suspended) drugs905.com (suspended) meds905.com (suspended)
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
Invalid registrant informationEdit
Namecheap provides a free domain registrant privacy service that cloaks the contact details of customers and also criminals who register domain names.
Name: WhoisGuard Protected Organization: WhoisGuard, Inc. Street: P.O. Box 0823-03411 City: Panama State/Province: Panama Postal Code: Country: PA Phone: +507.8365503 Fax: +51.17057182
Where to send abuse complaintsEdit
Additional Contact InformationEdit
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Title: Chief Operating Officer
Title: Chief Marketing Officer
Title: Chief Technology Officer
NAMECHEAP, INC 4600 EAST WASHINGTON STREET, SUITE 305 PHOENIX, AZ, 85034, US
Telephone and FAXEdit
Phone: +1.6613102107 Fax: +1.6613102107
Pharmacy fraud operations
- Men Health
- OEM Software
Affiliate program coordinator employing spammers