Maharashtra Tourism has filed for UDRP (# D2015-0845) against the Domain name deccan-odyssey-india.com, which is based upon it’s special Deccan Odyssey Luxury Train, which was introduced in 2005.
The offending Domain has the following WHOIS:
Registrant Name: Rahul Sharma
Registrant Organization: Indian Holiday Pvt. Ltd.
Registrant Street: 70 LGF World Trade Centre Barakhamba Lane
Registrant City: New Delhi
Registrant State/Province: Delhi
Registrant Postal Code: 110001
Registrant Country: IN
Registrant Phone: +91.1125686868
Registrant Fax: +91.1125687110
Registrant Email: rahul[@]indianholiday.com
The owner seems to be some Holiday Company Indian Holiday Pvt. Ltd. based in New Delhi and seems to have applied various SEO techniques upon Disputed Domain Name, which makes the said website appears on top in the Google results, when searched for deccan odyssey Train.
There are more such competitive websites like deccanodyssey.com giving tough competition to the official government website http://www.maharashtratourism.gov.in/. Though Deccan Odyssey does not seem to be registered as a Trademark atleast under class 39 (which covers transport) so it would be interesting to see, how the Maharashtra Tourism is planning to satisfy the panel as to the first condition of the UDRP Policy.
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