Go Daddy appeals to Congress again — this time with its clothes on

The last time we heard about the Web host Go Daddy going before Congress, it was the fictional Nikki Cappelli (model Candice Michelle) in one of Go Daddy’s infamous Super Bowl commercials. In the ad, Cappelli’s tank top strap breaks as she appears before a committee discussing censorship.

Well now, Go Daddy has headed to Washington for real — and for a good cause. As Web Host Industry Review reports:

Go Daddy is urging the US Congress to accept legislation to stop online pharmacies from selling controlled drugs without a valid prescription …

Having considerable clout as the world’s largest registrar, Go Daddy sent general counsel Christine Jones to Washington, D.C. where she testified to Members of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security that the scope of illegal online drug businesses is worsening and the US needs to deal with it by passing enforceable laws…

The issue of internet pharmacies may be doubly important for Go Daddy, which has costly, round-the-clock monitoring of their hosted web pages to monitor illegal activity. The company’s abuse department suspended more than 1,300 web sites last year that sold drugs “mostly without a prescription and almost always without any age verification or parental oversight required”…

Go Daddy is speaking out in support of the Ryan Haight Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act of 2008, which amends the Controlled Substances Act to “prohibit the delivery, distribution, or dispensing of controlled substances over the Internet without a valid prescription.”

Some estimates say that more than 80 percent of Internet pharmacies do not require a valid prescription.

As our members know, the online and mail-order pharmacies in the eDrugSearch.com database are all properly licensed and accredited — and ALL require an original doctor’s prescription before fulfilling any drug order.

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