Master of their own domain: Still more misleading and deceptive conduct around cyberspace
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The complexity of the internet makes it fertile ground for misleading or deceptive conduct. One area of potential confusion is domain name registration. In .au Domain Administration Ltd v Domain Names Australia Pty Ltd  FCA 424 the first respondent sent out domain name notices in the mail that played on this confusion. The respondents were accused of being in breach of s 52 of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth) (the Act), as well as contravening s 64 (2A) of the Act which prohibits demands for payment in respect of unsolicited services.