19 Jan '12, 6am

New Report: .Au Domain Space Brought Half A Billion Dollars To Australia’s Economy in 2011

According to a story tonight in Pcadvisor.co.uk , which cites a recent report by Deloitte. the .Au Domain name space has “generated big business in Australia and will continue to do so” The study commissioned by AusRegistry and the .au Domain Administration (auDA), is the first of its kind to assesses the true extent of the .au domain’s influence on the Australian economy. “The key finding from the report was that the .au domain name space contributed $475 million to the Australian economy in 2011.” “More than 4300 full-time jobs were connected to it.” “$269 million of that, or 57 per cent, was connected to registration and hosting of .au domains, with services such as web design and infrastructure provision also contributing.” “The Internet has clearly become the starting point for consumer research and purchasing decisions,” Deloitte Access economics director, Ric Simes,...

Full article: http://www.thedomains.com/2012/01/19/new-report-au-domain...

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