We should probably comment on this.
This list does identify some of the Registrars that LegitScript has noted concerns about in years past, but it doesn't capture the current state of affairs. One of our goals a few years ago was to change the overall culture of how Registrars respond to rogue Internet pharmacy complaints. In early 2009, there wasn't a single Registrar that would suspend a domain name engaged in rogue online pharmacy activity on that basis. (They'd do it if you could prove spamming or phishing, etc., but not on the basis of the public health threat caused by unapproved drugs, no prescription required, being a fake pharmacy without required licenses, that sort of thing.)
That's changed. Many of the Registrars that formerly were "Registrars of choice" for rogue Internet pharmacy networks have 100% compliance in response to our requests. eNom, Internet.bs, GoDaddy, Dynadot, Name.com, the list goes on: all are doing a terrific job suspending and locking domain names that LegitScript identifies as rogue Internet pharmacy websites. Some of these Registrars weren't doing this in the past, but they are now. Whatever our concerns were in the past (on rogue pharma, at least), they no longer exist.
But there are still Registrars that are turning a blind eye to the misuse of their Registration platform by rogue Internet pharmacy networks, including some on that list, but definitely not all of them. The predictable result of the gradual change in culture in the Registrar community that we're seeing is a "clustering" at a few "safe" Registrars. We've started publishing a monthly update on our data at blog.legitscript.com. But even here, we're seeing positive steps: two, and possibly three, of the Registrars on our current "top ten" list have agreed, just in the last few days, to be responsive to our notifications and suspend domain names.
If the compliance community uses sticks, we should use carrots, too. Whatever the concerns about some of the Registrars might have been a few years ago, for example, I think it's probably important to offer praise where praise is due and make sure that the compliant Registrars on that list aren't associated with those that aren't.
We're going to try to keep on publishing our monthly data as a way of highlighting where the rogues are clustering and as a way of encouraging Registrars on the list to reconsider how they apply (or aren't applying) their Terms and Conditions, but also as a way of praising and commending the Registrars that, whatever our concerns in the past, are now doing a great job. Our rough assessment is that compliant Registrars account for roughly 70% (maybe 75%?) of domain name market share, so we're hopeful that in a year or so, there will be "no safe place" left for rogue Internet pharmacies (since, if they cluster at just two or three Registrars, that probably won't be sustainable for those Registrars for a variety of reasons).