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Baidu gains approval to become a Domain Registrar ... ... but for what purpose? bill msg:3551424 6:37 am on Jan 18, 2008 (gmt 0) Just like Google...
Baidu The Next Domain Registrar? [ pacificepoch.com]
Baidu (Nasdaq: BIDU) received approval from China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) to become a domain name registrar in December, 2007, reports zunmi.com. According to the report, Baidu applied to become a .cn registrar in September of last year.
Quadrille msg:3551563 11:06 am on Jan 18, 2008 (gmt 0)
A sensible move for any large organisation - protects future plans and avoids standard industry ripoffs! Lord Majestic msg:3551601 11:40 am on Jan 18, 2008 (gmt 0)
Maybe they just want to get complete whois info on .CN domains to weed out spam? mrMister msg:3551614 12:07 pm on Jan 18, 2008 (gmt 0)
Yes, I agree with Lord Majestic. I don't think they're planning to sell domains, I think they've become a registrar for the same reason Google did... to gain access to the full WHOIS information. np2003 msg:3552228 2:10 am on Jan 19, 2008 (gmt 0)
yep I agree as well, in this day and age search is trying to get smarter and smarter, getting full whois data means they can be on the bleeding edge of content freshness. water2filter msg:3553261 2:49 am on Jan 21, 2008 (gmt 0)
Baidu have very largest markets from China of internet. and now it become strong and strong. and its main focus on youngman and amusement.