Tucows is a registrar in Canada.
Description of the RegistrarEdit
We offer Internet services to thousands of business partners and millions of end users around the world, including:
- The first and best wholesale platform for selling and integrating domain names. (OpenSRS)
- The simplest way for businesses and individuals to manage their domain names. (Hover)
- A mobile phone service that makes shockingly good sense for US families and businesses (Ting)
To submit a report of illegal activity related to a domain name or abuse, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also reach us by telephone at +1.416.535.0123. Tucows reviews and responds to all reports received. Reports are tracked and logged through a hosted ticketing system managed by Tucows. We will subsequently take action if deemed appropriate.
Tucows is slow to respond to requests for suspension of domains used for illegal activity. This is in contrast to other domain name service providers, some of whom have a one-day response to reports. In October 2016, Tucows was number 2 on the list of registrars sponsoring pharmaceutical frauds and cyber-crime, surpassed only by the Russians.
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.
Examples of domains used for fraudEdit
These domains were tested on November 19, 2016 and were found to be live. Each heading links to evidence that the domain is being used for fraud.
See also Tucows_list
Tested and verified from an unblocked proxy on December 23, 2016
goodtabletdeal.com homepilleshop.com kyfhembz.com luckyfaststore.com naturalbestmall.com secureaidinc.com * bestcarereward.com * bestcuringshop.com * familytabsvalue.com * pegeennisse.com * privatepillpurchase.com * pureprivatesale.com * puresmartsupply.com
babbhanalisa.com bernicetiffie.com bobbywilli.com calleykaty.com cynthiesiobhan.com erminasheba.com ernestabetta.com familypillsmart.com fastaidstore.com gerritarynkip.com goodfastquality.com jorryjacqui.com martijobey.com michelejosi.com noreenaddia.com perfecttabssale.com raychellynnet.com rebekahkare.com sarajanehanny.com tedilauraine.com xavieragale.com yoshiflorentia.com * bestfirstmarket.com * bestprivatedeal.com * firsthoteshop.com * globalpillmart.com * hotdrugsassist.com * jayneeveleen.com * magicherbmart.com * perfectmedicareservice.com * smartremedymart.com * smartrxmart.com * yourrxmall.com * yourwelnessinc.com
* besthotstore.com * myherbselement.com
lisakarmen.com mycanadianinc.com yourmedicalmart.com * bestsecuremall.com * safeherbinc.com * thesmartvalue.com * youraidservices.com * yourwelnessdeal.com
amecornelia.com carmelitanissie.com jessalynfran.com jodyemmaline.com katharynbren.com magdalenesibylla.com marilynailene.com rozamondflorry.com tarrahjoycelin.com * charmanetherine.com * heddijacintha.com * jewelleranee.com * kelilagrazia.com * mellydodi.com * myaidgroup.com * newpharmaceuticsale.com
safehotservices.com * firstmedsgroup.com * magicherbshop.com
Common IP addressesEdit
A quick way to verify these sites is to examine the hosting addresses. Many compromised hosts used for this operation during May 2017 were located at these IPs, primarily Russia, Turkey, Latvia and the Seychelles.
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Recent High use IP addresses from April 2017
Where to send abuse complaintsEdit
To submit a report of illegal activity related to a domain name or abuse, please contact email@example.com. You can also reach us by telephone at +1.416.535.0123.
Web site http://tucows.com
Additional Contact InformationEdit
General email: (nowiki>firstname.lastname@example.org</nowiki>
Tucows Inc. Toronto Headquarters 96 Mowat Avenue Toronto, ON M6K 3M1 Canada
Telephone and FAXEdit
Main telephone: 416-535-0123 Main fax: 416-531-5584 Toll-free North America: 1-800-371-6992 Toll-free international: +800-371-69922
Pharmacy fraud operations
- Men Health
- OEM Software
Affiliate program coordinator employing spammers