Economic analysis of the .au domain range

Analysis

Economic analysis of the .au domain range

Understanding the contribution

Deloitte Access Economics has examined three areas of the .au domain space: direct registration of domain names; the extent to which the .au domain range is considered to be critical infrastructure, and the economic and social contribution of .au.

Economic analysis of the .au domain range

2017

.au is Australia’s country code top-level domain (ccTLD). The .au Domain Administration (auDA) is the policy authority and industry self-regulatory body for the .au domain system. auDA is recognised manager of the .au domain by both the Australian Government and the international body responsible for keeping the Internet secure, stable and interoperable, ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers).

auDA has commissioned Deloitte Access Economics to examine three areas of the .au domain space. This report provides an analysis of the proposal to introduce direct registration of domain names at the second level in Australia. The report then examines the extent to which the .au domain range is considered to be critical infrastructure to Australia. Finally the report presents estimates of the economic contribution of .au and discusses its social contribution.

Economic analysis of the .au domain range

Economic and statistical analysis of the .au domain range

2011

Australia’s manager of the Domain Name System (DNS), au Domain Administration (auDA), in conjunction with the Registry Operator, AusRegistry Pty Ltd, jointly commissioned Deloitte Access Economics to undertake a statistical, economic and market analysis of the .au domain range in Australia. The focus of this study is to review specifically the economic contribution of .au internet domain across Australian internet users, businesses and registrants.

Published: December 2017

Economic and statistical analysis of the .au domain range
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