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11|24|2010 05:15 pm EDT and Baidu Settle Lawsuit

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Registrars

According to a press release published by Marketwire, search engine Baidu and registrar have agreed to an undisclosed settlement. Baidu had sued earlier this year after crackers modified the DNS for its domain name, which was registered through The domain name has since been moved to Markmonitor and was set to be locked against changes on the registry level. issued the following statement:

“On January 11, 2010 (New York time) / January 12, 2010 (Beijing time), a breach of Register’s security by a cyber-attacker resulted in a severe disruption to Baidu’s website and operations. After an internal investigation, we found that the breach occurred because Register’s security protocols had been compromised. We have worked with United States law enforcement officials and Baidu to address the issue. We sincerely apologize to Baidu for the disruption that occurred to its services as a result of this incident.

“Security is essential to our business and to our client relationships. Over the years, as we have worked hard to be an industry leader in every aspect of our business, we have continuously reviewed and adjusted our security practices and technology in an attempt to stay ahead of the increasing sophistication of cyber-criminals. Security cannot be viewed as a static goal, but rather an ongoing process of improvement. That has, and continues to be, a top commitment to our clients.”

Baidu stated:

“We accept Register’s apology for the disruption to Baidu’s services last January. At Baidu, providing our users reliable search services is our highest priority.”

[via press release]

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The Red Shuttle

November 25, 2010 @ 1:54 pm EDT

and Facebook wants to own the word “face”

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