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tsla.com = buick?

Discussion in 'Tesla Motors' started by gaswalla, Jul 1, 2016.

  1. gaswalla

    gaswalla P4201/85/airsusp/pano/19i

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    I typed in tsla.com by mistake, and I was suddenly taken to site of awful cars driven by old folks afraid of technology.

    How weird is that? Buick bought tsla.com ?
     
  2. Chickenlittle

    Chickenlittle Active Member

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    I did the same. Was trying to buy fully loaded mdelX p90dL and bought a Buick instead. The redirection really works!!
     
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  3. Pluto

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    It's an advertising agent that redirects you to Buick's website. If you watch the URL after visiting tsla.com, you'll notice multiple changes in the URL.

    As a side note, Tesla owns ts.la and tesla.com.
     
  4. RDoc

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    Crap, I just checked our car, it's actually a Buick Enclave!
     
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  5. kort677

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    It's easy to see how some might fall for this
     
  6. e-FTW

    e-FTW New electron smell

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    Tesla should also buy telsa.com...
     
  7. gaswalla

    gaswalla P4201/85/airsusp/pano/19i

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    Huh? They just got that website
     
  8. ggr

    ggr Roadster R80 537, SigS P85 29

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    You missed the transposition error that is so common: he wrote teLSa. I agree they should get that too. Unfortunately it's already taken, by a real Spanish company.
     
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  9. gaswalla

    gaswalla P4201/85/airsusp/pano/19i

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    thanks for the clarification ggr.. my mistake for reading too fast
     
  10. TSLAholic

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    I just had a chat with their rep on the website to express my opinion of this practice. I suggest others do the same. :)
     
  11. tinm

    tinm 2013 S85 Owner

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    Odd, if you do a WHOIS on tsla dot com, it's owned by Tesla. Is this a new development? (I like that the domain expires in 2021... by then the stock oughta be at around $1000)

    UPDATE: Hmm, on second thought, the DNS for it might be hijacked. That domain points to 85.17.25.242, which is somewhere in Europe. Does not sound legit. I would advise caution going to tsla dot com.... it's redirecting wildly. Not good. I've alerted a software engineer who works at Tesla to take a look.
     
  12. gaswalla

    gaswalla P4201/85/airsusp/pano/19i

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    as the OP, I'd like to take credit for identifying tsla.com and it's redirection in the past. Now it redirects to teslamotors.com ! Awesome
     
  13. TSLAholic

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    Wow, I'd like to think I helped make a difference, but honestly, all I did was vent to some poor buick online chat rep. :rolleyes:
     
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  14. CuriousG

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    As the sole participant to their Buick referral program, that Enclave (appears to be their most expensive car) is MINE!!!
     

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