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Is Your Failure to Secure Digital Real Estate Leaving You Exposed?

The term digital real estate refers to the domain names, social media handles or other markers that stake out a space on the Internet as being yours. Digital real estate can take many forms, from a free service such as a Twitter account, to highly regulated and sometimes, costly domains. All digital real estate provides [...]

Google’s Message to Bloggers: Be transparent when reviewing free products

 Are you a blogger, who receives free products or services to review online? Then pay close attention because Google recently published a set of guidelines (Guidelines) for you to follow. Not sure if you are in Google’s sights? Here are just a few examples of the type of situations that are bound to capture Google’s [...]

Will Your Website Put You In Legal Hot Water? There’s A Quick, Easy Way To Find Out.

The Internet juggernaut has taken over and the stampede is on. New, online businesses are being created in high volume, and existing businesses are establishing online presences in numbers not thought possible only a decade ago. But, as is the case with all stampedes, there is bound to be a little chaos and some unintended [...]

4 Hot Tips for Using Periscope without breaking the Law

Do you like to incorporate exciting new tech, like video streaming Apps, into the media mix for your business? Then wait! You need to read this article first. Sharing video content in a live setting is no new phenomenon. For years, television and online broadcasters have provided viewers with access to live content, broadcast directly [...]

Who Owns Your Digital Real Estate?

We often read about the importance of investing in digital real estate for your business. In today’s market, the virtual locations of your business are often equally or more important than the physical ones. But what is digital real estate and why should we invest in it? And is it worth competing for prime position, [...]

Resolving Domain Name Disputes

We are often required to assist our clients in domain name disputes. These disputes usually occur when a person holds the licence to a particular domain name and another person challenges that registration due to a belief of entitlement. In other words, where there are competing interests in a domain name. Domain names are issued [...]

ACCC updates guide for advertising and selling

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has released a revised ‘Advertising and selling guide’ for businesses – with new information about doing business online. The guide is a 40-page document, which aims to provide detailed and practical information about sales and promotional activity under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL), and is available for download [...]

Tick The Box If …You’re Sure Your Business Website Terms and Conditions Won’t Land You In Court

The ACCC’s recent crackdown on website T&Cs should just be a reminder to business owners that not protecting themselves against legal liability could bring heavy fines. Businesses must act now to ensure all of their website terms and conditions comply with legal requirements before increasingly vigilant legal watchdogs catch up with anyone whose small print [...]

Automatic Renewal Of Domain Names

A contentious issue, at least in the .au domain name space, is whether or not a domain name registrar, or their appointed resellers, may automatically renew a domain name that you previously registered through them. While this may be a welcome convenience for those wishing to have their domain names renewed, for others it is [...]

Beware: Unsolicited Emails From Domain Name Companies

Have you been contacted by an unknown overseas company claiming that another company has attempted to register you brand names overseas? We often get asked about the legitimacy of unsolicited emails received from companies based in China and Hong Kong. Sometimes, the general intention of these emails is to mislead the recipient in to registering [...]

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