PublicDomainRegistry aka PDREdit

PublicDomainRegistry' is a registrar in India.


Description of the RegistrarEdit

PublicDomainRegistry is a global leader in providing Domain Registration Services and is ranked amongst the fastest growing ICANN Accredited Registrars worldwide. Our services are made available through our global network of Partners.

PDR LTD. D/B/A PUBLICDOMAINREGISTRY.COM is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Endurance International Group Holdings, Inc.

Our Corporate Officers:

  • Hari Ravichandran, President
  • David Bryson, Secretary
  • Tivanka Ellawala, Treasurer
  • Timothy S. Mathews, Chief Accounting Officer

Hari Ravichandran


David Bryson


Tivanka Ellawala

Anti-Fraud PositionEdit

Processes for handling abuse complaints for inaccurate whois, spam, fraud are at

Official PositionEdit

Actual BehaviorEdit

Registrar responsivenessEdit

Showing all registrars including R01.RU LiveSite2014

Showing all registrars excluding R01.RU LiveMinors

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 This registrar sponsors the vast majority (often over 60%) of the fraud domains used within the Eva Pharmacy group.

The second most abused registrar is Russia's REG.RU REG.RU at over 25%

The next most abused registrar is GKG GKG at 4%.

The next most abused registrar is The Netherlands' Hosting Concepts aka OpenProvider at 3%.

These are followed by Russia's ARDIS, India's PublicDomainRegistry PDR, China's CNOBIN, Canada's Tucows, and Pakistan's PakNIC.

Outside of Russia, 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 September 16, 2016 and were found to be live. Each heading links to evidence that the domain is being used for fraud.

See also PDR_list

Canadian Neighbor PharmacyEdit





Toronto DrugstoreEdit

Suspended DomainsEdit

Registrar for Spam fake SMS lottery winnings with ties to Nigeria. Contact: 234.07078608899

Canadian Health&Care MallEdit (suspended) (suspended)

CanadianPharmacyEdit (suspended) (suspended) (suspended)

Men's HealthEdit (suspended)

My Canadian PharmacyEdit

US DrugsEdit (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 January 2019 were located at these IPs.

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Recent High use IP addresses from December 2018


Where to send abuse complaintsEdit

PDR Ltd. d/b/a
Directiplex, Mogra Village
Nagardas Road, Andheri (East)
Mumbai Maharashtra 400069
+1 2013775952

Web site

Additional Contact InformationEdit

Postal addressEdit

Directiplex, Mogra Village
Nagardas Road, Andheri (East)
Mumbai Maharashtra 400069

Telephone and FAXEdit

Phone: +1 2013775952

Related informationEdit

Pharmacy fraud operations

Affiliate program coordinator employing spammers

Sources for this articleEdit




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