Our History

Founded in 1996, Melbourne IT had strong presence in the domains and hosting market and grew to be the leading registry provider in Australia, servicing the biggest base of small and medium Aussie businesses.

After initial beginnings as a start-up, Melbourne IT later listed on the Australian Stock Exchange and continued to innovate and grow throughout the late 90s and early 00s. At this time, other best-in-class domain and digital marketing brands were growing along with us — brands that would ultimately become part of the Webcentral Group — Netregistry, Domainz and WME.

Like many innovative businesses, our story has many chapters.  We evolved from Melbourne IT Group to Arq Group when we expanded through acquisition of Infoready and Outware into Enterprise Cloud, Mobile App, and Data Analytics solutions; and with the successful divestment of our Enterprise BU in 2020, we have now become Webcentral Group. This opportunity has given us the chance to focus on the customers closest to our hearts… Australian and New Zealand small and medium business.

We respect that small businesses are the backbone of the economy and we exist to propel the digital success of every small and medium business.

Our Customers

Small and medium businesses have incredible drive and passion for what they do.  They invent, innovate and provide crucial services that uplift and empower their communities.

As a trusted partner, Webcentral Group are here to help our customers at every step of their digital journey. We unlock growth potential and propel their digital success.

“I’ve noticed since taking on the Netregistry SEO packages, I have taken a lot more enquiries and I’ve had more interesting work come my way.”

– Melissa Hope

Latest News

As a publicly listed business, Webcentral Group publishes regular market announcements on the ASX.


Our Team

Our leadership team humbly and passionately dedicates their time to growing and innovating the business as a digital services partner Australians can depend on.  They work together to develop culture, capacity, and capability to unlock the growth potential of all local small and medium businesses.


Think big.
Be curious.

Join the Team

It is our people who make this company.  We are proud to have some of the most passionate, driven individuals that work together to make a difference for our customers.