Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

<em>Image Credit: Tesla Motors</em>

Cars Domain Redirected To BMW i

Editor’s Update: redirected to the BMW i site this morning when I saw the post on the Tesla Motors Club forum, but it is no longer doing so, with only the BMW favicon still showing in the browser bar. So, I’m assuming whoever was engaging in these shenanigans apparently had a change of heart, or BMW somehow blocked the redirect, or some other third party stepped in to block the redirect.

Domain squatting is nothing new. And I’m sure that there are people who have made literally tons of money off the looked-down-upon money-making strategy — even if many have also been sued into oblivion.

If you’ll recall, Tesla has already had some trouble in China with this sort of activity. Similar trouble seems to be latent in the French market as well, with apparently being owned by someone looking to eventually sell the domain.

A post this morning on the Tesla Motors Club forum by “fren” brought the situation to our attention — revealing that the domain redirects to the BMW i website.

Maintaining a site that’s well monetized would probably be a better strategy, so that funds continue to come in while a sale is put together, in my opinion. So, who knows what the owner is thinking. probably gets quite a fair bit of traffic….

Any thoughts to share?

Appreciate CleanTechnica’s originality? Consider becoming a CleanTechnica Member, Supporter, Technician, or Ambassador — or a patron on Patreon.

Have a tip for CleanTechnica, want to advertise, or want to suggest a guest for our CleanTech Talk podcast? Contact us here.

Written By

James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.


You May Also Like


Last month, I wrote this article comparing Tesla’s Q3 2021 accident data with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) report Early Estimate of...


A US appeals court rejected Tesla’s request to reinstate higher civil penalties for automakers who fail to meet US fuel economy standards, Reuters has...


Tesla has included a direct reference to the Model Y structural battery pack in an update to its Model Y owner’s manual. The document...


Electric vehicles often differ based on different battery technologies. US-based electric automaker Tesla has set the trend for years. According to Yang Jie at...

Copyright © 2021 CleanTechnica. The content produced by this site is for entertainment purposes only. Opinions and comments published on this site may not be sanctioned by and do not necessarily represent the views of CleanTechnica, its owners, sponsors, affiliates, or subsidiaries.