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December 20 2019
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A decade in the Web Hosting & Domains industry

PostedFriday December 20th 2019

It’s been a big decade in the web hosting and domain industry. Technology changes in a heartbeat, and we’ve seen it all in the last ten years! 

Do you remember some of these?

  • 2011 – DistributeIT hacked, changing the landscape of web hosting security in Australia
  • 2012 – the implementation of the Information Security Standard 
  • 2012 – the introduction of new TLDs including .coffee, .photography, .tech … and many thousands more since! 
  • 2014 – 94.7% of Australian businesses reported using the internet for their business 
  • 2014 – the launch of Let’s Encrypt, a non-profit certificate authority 
  • 2015 – 9.7m Australians frequently shopping online
  • 2016 – auDA board officially approving .au direct registrations 
  • 2018 – the handover of .au from AusRegistry to Afilias Australia
  • 2018 – achieving the largest migration of an internet TLD in a single transition, according to the Guinness World Record
  • 2018 – reaching 3.1 million domain registrations in Australia
  • 2018 – the cloud boom reaches its peak (and it’s still going!)

2020 will herald the beginning of a new decade, and a new era of web hosting and domain names. 

What do you think we’ll see in 2020 and beyond? 


It’s been a big decade in the industry, but it’s also been a big decade for VentraIP Australia!

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Angelo is our CEO and one of VentraIP Australia's co-founders. His passion for the industry is only rivaled by his drive...
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VentraIP Australia is the largest privately owned web host and domain name registrar in Australia, backed by a team of industry veterans and local technical professionals.
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