Nett.com.au : Domain registration adds $475 to Australian economy.
Taken from the article:
Australian domain names (using ‘.au’) contributed $474.7 million to the economy last financial year, according to a new report from Deloitte Access Economics.
Deloitte’s probe found that 60,000 new domain names are being registered each month, compared to just 6,552 back in December 2002. The sector employs 4,330 people in full-time work, and pays out $275.7 million each year in wages.
Back in August of 2011, there were 2.18 million domain names registered in Australia. The most popular type of domain was .com.au, with 85% of registrations, followed by .net.au with 10.99% and .org.au with 2.33%, with minor extension types making up the remainder.
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