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Baidu gains approval to become a Domain Registrar ...

... but for what purpose?

     
6:37 am on Jan 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

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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.

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A sensible move for any large organisation - protects future plans and avoids standard industry ripoffs!
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Maybe they just want to get complete whois info on .CN domains to weed out spam?
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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.
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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.
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Baidu have very largest markets from China of internet. and now it become strong and strong. and its main focus on youngman and amusement.
 

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