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ICANN puts .Pharmacy operator National Association of Board of Pharmacy on notice

Group must cure two breaches or face termination of its right to operate the .Pharmacy top level domain.

ICANN has sent a breach notice (pdf) to .pharmacy top level domain operator National Association of Board of Pharmacy.

The breach notice is the result of the Public Interest Commitment Dispute Resolution Procedure (PICDRP). Canadawide Pharmacy Ltd filed the dispute after being denied the registration of the canadawidepharmacy.pharmacy domain name.

The registration was denied, in part, based on Canadawide allegedly having been associated with some pharmacies that sent drugs to locations in which they weren’t licensed.

But the PICDRP panel noted that the .Pharmacy operator didn’t provide evidence of this link to the other pharmacies, and that it appears that Canadawide is no longer affiliated with those pharmacies.

The breach notice cites National Association of Board of Pharmacy for

NABP’s failure to operate the top-level domain (“TLD”) pharmacy in a transparent manner consistent with general principles of openness and non-discrimination by establishing, publishing and adhering to clear registration policies, as required by Section 3.c. of Specification 11 of the RA.


NABP’s failure to publish on its website a primary contact for handling inquiries related to malicious conduct in the TLD feedback, as required by Section 4.1 of Specification 6 of the RA.

The registry operator has until August 11 to comply or ICANN may commence a termination process.

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