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1-3 Smail Street

Level 4

Ultimo, NSW 2007


Phone: 61 2 9215 6111

Fax: 61 2 8079 0746

Melbourne IT Ltd. provides domain name registrations and related online business solutions. The company manages approximately 6 million domain names and is a domain name registrar which supplies approximately 40 different domain name types to customers. Divisions Business & Consumer Division Business & Consumer division is a provider of online products and services to small and medium businesses (SMBs) in Australia and New Zealand. This division provides a range of products and advice to its approximately 350,000 customers. Traffic to Business & Consumer’s was approximately 3.5 million visitors in 2008. This included melbourneit.com.au, webcentral.com.au, domainz.net.nz, registerfree.com and successbox.com.au. The company launched new Search Engine Optimisation products. It partnered with a B2B e-commerce company Alibaba.com and introduced a new WebAsia bundle, providing customers with a range of online tools and advice for expanding their businesses into Asia. The division is represented by a range of brands, including Melbourne IT, WebCentral, Domainz and RegisterFree. These brands offer a suite of products within the SMB space in Australia and New Zealand. Corporate & Government Division Corporate & Government division is a provider of hosting solutions for corporate, government and enterprise clients. Corporate & Government works with its clients to deliver tangible business applications without the need for technology decisions, with a focus on solutions that solve business problems. In October 2008, Corporate & Government launched the MiCloud SaaS Partner Program, in collaboration with Microsoft. This program has been introduced to support the development and growth of the Software as a Service (SaaS) industry in Australia. The company, during the year 2008, participated in Microsoft’s Software + Services Incubator program, which offers independent software vendors and start-up organizations access to a range of products, services and promotional offers from member companies designed to support the growth of their business in the Asia Pacific region. For.the.record Division The division sold approximately 2,700 solutions and support to clients in 2008, including the Los Angeles Superior Courts, UK County Courts, Courts of British Columbia, Courts of Abu Dhabi and the Republic of Ireland. For The Record division provides approximately 22,500 digital recording solutions for judicial and government venues in approximately 45 countries. This division provides solutions that capture, index, access and manage digital audio and video recordings. Partner Solutions Division The company’s Partner Solutions division has partnerships with approximately 3,000 resellers worldwide including companies such as Yahoo! and Microsoft. It provides its resellers with access to a domain registry and management system, as well as an array of online products and services. Significant Events The company, in May 2008, acquired VeriSign Inc's global Digital Brand Management Services (DBMS) business. The VeriSign DBMS business has been integrated with Melbourne IT's existing Corporate Brand Services division to form Melbourne IT DBS. The company, in May 2008, and Fairfax Digital launched a joint venture called Advantate, a company focused on providing the SME market in Australia and New Zealand access to search engine marketing services. Advantate provides SMBs with a single point of access to search engine marketing services from a range of providers including Google, Yahoo Search Marketing, Ninemsn and Fairfax Digital networks.


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