Suppose I, or a company I own, want to purchase a domain name from an existing owner. Am I allowed to blatantly lie about the interests I represent and why I want the domain?
Can I, for example, buy the domain from them (as an individual) under the pretense that I just think the name sounds cool, or because I'm raising money to found a co-op of the same name and the domain would be helpful, and then immediately shift ownership to my for-profit company (which is, say, a plumbing company)?
What truths must I convey during negotiations? In what matters is misrepresentation allowed?
E.g., is it illegal to tell them I'm acting on behalf of a charity or other entity that actually exists but with which I am unaffiliated?
I am in the U.S. I'm curious about the answer to this question if the person with whom I'm negotiating is in the U.S., but also if they are not. And I'm curious if the answer is different when I'm representing a company from when I'm representing only myself.