Economic and statistical analysis of the .au domain name
Report for .au Domain Registration Ltd and AusRegistry Pty Ltd
There are more than two million domain names on the Australian internet or .au register, of which over 85% are in the .com.au range reserved for commercial enterprise. This total is an increase of more than 600% since December 2002, with real escalation since 2005.
This report quantifies the direct and indirect economic contribution of the activity generated assisting Australian businesses and individuals in getting online, rather than the economic activity generated through their online presence. Direct economic activity includes the registration and hosting of .au domains, with services provided to the sector such as web design and infrastructure comprising the related indirect activity.
The report covers:
Introduction: How the Australian system works
Trends in .au domain range: Registrations by location and by business characteristics
Economic contribution: Direct, indirect, social and other contribution
Future trends in domain registration: Regulatory changes, trends in internet activity.