Statement on Domain
12 DECEMBER 2016:
The Australian’s Darren Davidson had a story published
this morning suggesting Domain has advertising on porn websites. We don’t.
The screenshots Mr Davidson provided to us late yesterday appear to be links from a porn
site to Commercial Real Estate, our commercial site.
We did not authorise any advertising, re-targeting or redirections and believe it is a
Our review this morning, and our technical partners have confirmed, that no advertising
from us has been placed on porn or illegal sites.
This obviously damages not just us but all legitimate media businesses.
We have this morning asked News Limited’s lawyers to provide us with any and all
information they have on this matter so our technical people and independent advisors can
more fully investigate the matter. This request encompasses all the information, emails
and video that they have.
We will notify the authorities of our findings and fully co-operate with any enquiries that
may be launched in relation to this matter.
We told The Australian it was wrong. We note they printed our quote. But still they had no
hesitation in running the yarn.
News Limited has never had any shame about using their media platforms for attacks on
competitors. They dress up their bile as news and bore the rest of the industry with their
seemingly endless appetite for gutter dwelling.
We generally ignore it. Not today.