NetNames November TLD update

With the rollout of new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) now under way, we take a look at other TLD news from the last month:

Survey finds Australians trust their .AU 
A survey of more than 10,000 Australians found the .au domain name remains Australia’s home on the Internet with 95% of respondents identifying it as being uniquely representative of Australia compared to alternatives, such as .com, .nz or .asia.

Belgian registry warns registrants not Tt react to domain scam 
DNS Belgium has warned .be registrants to be wary of an unknown company contacting them by phone warning them that a third party wants to register the .com version of their .be domain.

.CL introduces new terms and conditions effective December 2013
New terms and conditions for .cl (Chile) domain names will soon come into force, involving changes to policies regarding transfers and disputes.

Verisign reports .COM/.NET domains grow
Verisign reported its third quarter results for 2013 with .com and .net registrations growing five per cent.

Over 7,000 .LA domains registered at GoDaddy since June
The ccTLD for Laos is being promoted as an option for individuals and businesses in Los Angeles. By October over 7,000 .la domains had been registered.

.TO re-launched as option for Toronto
A canny marketing idea for .to, the ccTLD for the Kingdom of Tonga, is being pushed as an alternative for residents and businesses in Toronto. Similar to the way that .la has been geared towards Los Angeles.

SIDN offers extra protection for .NL domains following recent hacks
SIDN's .nl Control service, which offers registrants extra security for their domain names, has been extended triggered by recent security incidents involving .nl domain names.