airtel.com = vodafone.es

Wow!!!! Check it out. Try typing airtel in the address bar in IE or FireFox and hit ctrl+enter. And viola!!! What do you see? The homepage of Vodaphone!!!!

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Looks like Vodafone bought a company in Spain called Airtel, and airtel.com originally belonged to that Spanish company. Anyway, its amusing!!!

For those who didnt understand what this is about. Airtel and Vodaphone are two key competitors in Telecom in India. Now when you type airtel.com, the visitor gets redirected to vodaphone’s web page!!!!

Talk about patenting and trademarking!!!! Talk about blunders!!!!

The WHOIS info of airtel.com:

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Domain ID: D3239251-CNO
Domain Name: airtel.com
Domain Name ACE: airtel.com
Domain Language:
Registrar ID: CORE-1 (Nominalia)
Created On: 1998-12-15 00:00:00 GMT
Last Updated On: 2002-12-10 16:03:27 GMT
Expiration Date: 2008-12-14 05:00:00 GMT
Maintainer: 1
Status: ok
Registrant ID: COCO-1190336
Registrant Name: AIRTEL MOVIL, S.A.
Registrant Organization:
Registrant Street: AVENIDA DE EUROPA, 1
Registrant City: ALCOBENDAS
Registrant State/Province: ES
Registrant Postal Code: 28108
Registrant Country: ES
Registrant Phone:
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: info@airtel.es
Admin ID: COCO-608204
Admin Name: Laura Valencia
Admin Organization: Vodafone Espana S.A
Admin Street: Avda. de Europa 1
Admin City: Alcobendas
Admin State/Province: SPAIN
Admin Postal Code: E-28108
Admin Country: ES
Admin Phone:
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax:
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: laura.valencia@vodafone.com
Tech ID: COCO-17724
Tech Name: Dpto. Tecnico
Tech Organization: Nominalia Internet S.L
Tech Street: Psg. Lluis Companys, 23
Tech City: Barcelona
Tech State/Province: SPAIN
Tech Postal Code: E-08010
Tech Country: ES
Tech Phone:
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax:
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: tecnico@nominalia.com
Zone ID: COCO-17724
Zone Name: Dpto. Tecnico
Zone Organization: Nominalia Internet S.L
Zone Street: Psg. Lluis Companys, 23
Zone City: Barcelona
Zone State/Province: SPAIN
Zone Postal Code: E-08010
Zone Country: ES
Zone Phone:
Zone Phone Ext:
Zone Fax:
Zone Fax Ext:
Zone Email: tecnico@nominalia.com
Name Server: dns1m11.airtel.es
Name Server ACE: dns1m11.airtel.es
Name Server: dns2b11.airtel.es
Name Server ACE: dns2b11.airtel.es

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  1. #1 by Soham Das on October 11, 2007 - 11:36 am

    Thats right…I tried it out two weeks back and I was surprised to say the least…and my friend saw it and immediately concluded Vodafone is going to buy Airtel :)…Imagine if this rumour catches fire and Sensex comes to know of it… hahahaha…by the way I do have Airtel stocks…Gawd! it will be on fire…(Wishful thinking 🙂 )

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  2. #2 by yazid on July 9, 2008 - 12:56 am

    ola
    terjeta vodafon saldo

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