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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Vodafone tookover Airtel? Real Facts here!

Of late, there's been an email circulating which asks you to login to www.airtel.com and as Vodafone logo and details appear on the site, gives you an impression that Vodafone has taken over airtel. Below is real facts behind the story, provided by Anurag Setia. (He doesn't have a blog on internet hence i'm not giving link and publishing his report here with permission)- Shrinidhi

Actual write up starts...


I got atleast 10 people showing me the site www.airtel.com and laughing off how Vodafone has taken over Airtel site.... and I pity everyone who's thinking something like this without understanding what actually is behind all this.

First the domain name airtel.com doesnt belong to Bharti Tele Ventures Ltd, the Airtel service provider that we know in India. They have their site up at www.airtel.in or at www.airtelworld.com

Second, if your organization's name is India, doesnt imply that you would surely get www.india.com domain available.. if its taken u might try and negotiate to buy the domain from the existing owner but thats about it.

Also, Airtel is a brand patented by Bharti only in India (to begin with) and can be used by any other organization anywhere else in the world and Vodafone has it in Spain.... so they got the site's domain name registered long before our Airtel did.

Airtel and Vodafone might seem competitive in India.. they are actually working as a joint venture in Jersey which I imagine is somewhere in UK.

So I would really recommend all the forward freaks to get their facts straight before fwd junk and occupying valuable bandwidth.

...End of write up.

13 October Update: Anurag has launched a blog today which can be read here
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2 comments :

Anonymous said...

Never trust these b%%&^^&^&.

Shrinidhi Hande said...

WHat does this b%%&^^&^& stands for????