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Brokerage slapped for Web violations

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In January, the owners of condo-search site overhauled their business model and launched brokerage operations. But joining the region's multiple listing service had the unintended consequence of knocking the company's online search tools out of compliance with MLS rules. To address the violations, has pulled back some of its Web site's features behind a registration wall so that only registered members of the site can have access to them. "We're going to keep all of the content that we can publicly available and transparent," said Anthony Longo, who is founder, CEO and broker of record for CondoDomain. "And the things we have to put under lock and key -- we will do that." For example, the company formerly allowed all unregistered users to view information about sold properties, though that data is now only available to registered users who log in at the site. Also, unregistered users can no longer search by address or view ...