2014 .au survey launched

Posted by Jo Lim on 18 March 2014

Melbourne, Australia – 18 March 2014: AusRegistry and .au Domain Administration (auDA) today launched their latest survey in an ongoing commitment to understand the Australian Internet user and their relationship with the .au domain namespace.

Following the success of the 2013 survey, a benchmarking exercise which achieved over 10,000 responses, the 2014 survey aims to build on the previous year’s findings. Responses will be compared to identify any shifts in perceptions, experience and knowledge of the .au domain namespace.

George Pongas, General Manager of Registry Operations at AusRegistry, encouraged Australian Internet users to participate in the survey.

“Conducting annual surveys is a commitment that both AusRegistry and auDA have made to enhance our understanding of the Australian Internet community and its relationship with the .au namespace. It is an opportunity to assess changes in user behaviour over time as well as our performance as the Registry Operator and the regulatory body.”

He noted that a substantial industry report was produced off the back of the 2013 survey, receiving considerable industry attention.

“The response from the Internet community and our international counterparts last year was extremely gratifying, with a number of country code managers wishing to replicate similar activities. We were also invited to present the findings at the largest Internet governance and policy gathering, which was hosted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers in Argentina last year.”

The 2014 survey is an abridged version of the previous year’s survey and aims to achieve a substantial number of responses. AusRegistry and auDA encourage interested participants to complete the survey in support of the .au namespace.

The survey is being conducted by global market research company Effective Measure and will run until the 18th of April 2014. A report will be released later this year.

The survey is available here: www.ausregistry.com.au/survey2014  

Media Contacts:

Michael Korjen
Public Relations Manager

Ph: +61 3 9866 3710
Email: michael.korjen@ausregistry.com.au
Web: www.ausregistry.com.au
Twitter: @AusRegistry_au

Helen Hollins
General Manager, Communications
.au Domain Administration Ltd

Ph: +61 3 8341 4111
Email: helen.hollins@auda.org.au
Web: www.auda.org.au
Twitter: @auda