Domain Group is a wholly owned business of Fairfax Media, a major newspaper publisher in Australia, primarily operating the property portal and associated real-estate industry businesses. Fairfax branded their real-estate sections in print with the Domain brand and first established an online presence in 1999. Since then the Domain Group has grown from the real-estate portal domain.com.au into Australia's second largest real-estate marketing business with 90% market penetration, competing directly with REA Group.
In March 2015 Fairfax held an investor briefing focused on the Domain Group
The Domain Group consists of a portfolio of businesses including:
In February 2015, the Australian Financial Review published an article highlighting Credit Suisse analyst expectations of a likely float of the Domain Group in the future, and attributed an AUD $1.3 billion valuation to the group.
On 21 February 2017 trading in Fairfax shares was suspended until half yearly results and an announcement of intent to turn Domain into a listed entity were announced. two days later.