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Old 21st February 2005, 22:35   #1
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Smile Fiat India website is back.Currently under construction.

hey just checked this out.the Fiat India site is back under construction(that wierd message is history).The new site is just about to be launched.got news from Fiat India mail.

see this:
http://fiat-india.com/
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wow,

just checked at around 6 p.m. was down then. this is very good news - put faith in perspective buyers again -

good spotting m_e

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Old 22nd February 2005, 11:53   #3
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still not up but hopefully it will be up soon..
hopefully its better now...
i hope this is a sign from fiat india to prove all critics wrong
good find merve
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Old 22nd February 2005, 15:02   #4
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Thats a great news. Just checked out the site and its up. Although under maintenance but lets take this as a positive step.

And I hope this time they put Petra up on the site as well.

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Old 22nd February 2005, 16:16   #5
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The old site

http://www.fiat-india.com

is still down. No idea whether FIAT India has changed URL to

http://fiat-india.com
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Old 22nd February 2005, 16:54   #6
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Looks like the $2B from GM is already being put to good use.
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Hope this time Fiat will do a better job. Also I saw on NDTV Profit that Fiat's new chairman Luca Di Montezemolotold that they will be bringing in the Maserati brand to India in a few months and when asked about ferrari he said it will take time. But I dobut the success of the Maserati here.[/size]
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I doubt http://fiat-india.com has anything to do with Fiat.. Looks like somebody is playing fishy here..
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I doubt http://fiat-india.com has anything to do with Fiat.. Looks like somebody is playing fishy here..
no no the website is being hosted by Maruti,Hyundai,Tata etc.See the earlier site www.fiat-india.com is registered upto may 2005 i think(seen somewhere on tbhp).now they ran into some trouble with the hosting or designing firm.now since the domain is registered they cannot use that same name anymore.

Other case maybe that since the site is under construction it is not Fully operational yet.search for Fiat-india.com using google and u get this site.It takes some money to register the site in ur Own name(own domain name) or list it on a search engine.see my site it has 2 domain names because i am using free hosting.
who do u think can help Fiat like this,no one other than fiat.
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Enter techie! Ok, I currently administrate multiple domain name and web servers, therefore I have a pretty good about this.

A domain name consists of only two parts, example fiat.com or microsoft.com, etc. In an address like www.microsoft.com, www refers to a web server hosting machine and microsoft.com the domain name. If you want to buy a domain name, you have buy them from companies like Network Solutions, Register.com, etc.

So, what about addresses like http://www.msdn.microsoft.com ?
Here, msdn is a sub domain. You don't have to buy sub-domain from anybody. You can just create a sub domain within your organisation. Your system admin can do that for you.

Ever wonder why Fiat didn't select fiatindia.com as their domain name? Turns out a Hongkong squatter is hogging that address. Then I wondered why didn't Fiat India go for fiat.co.in domain which is available only to companies registered in India. Turns out that domain was again stolen by some chinese guys just 6 days back. Talk about Fiat's luck

However, the domain fiat-india.com is owned by somebody in Italy.

Usually most companies make www.domain.com and domain.com point to the web server. It is just a question of adding an extra entry in the DNS server. However, Fiat India's web hoster haven't bothered to do that. Therefore the address fiat-india.com points to a proper webserver. However, the address www.fiat-india.com points to nothing.
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hey Samurai.thanks for the Info.i dont have huge knowledge about this.so i think 4t.com is the subdomain in my website.but i was right about some things(wasn't i).
i also checked it that www.fiat.co.in, fiatindia.com are stollen by chinese.but www.fiatautoindia.com is registered by the same firm(based in tourin) as the one owning fiat-india.com.

point is this site is Geniune Fiat India website.
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i dont have huge knowledge about this.so i think 4t.com is the subdomain in my website.but i was right about some things(wasn't i).
www.carsonline.4t.com

In the above address,

www is the web server
carsonline is the subdomain created by the sysadmin.
4t.com is the domain name provided by the Domain Registrar.

BTW, now I know how the chinese guys were able to steal Indian domain names. Starting Feb 16th, private companies are in charge of allocating .in domain names. The fiat.co.in was stolen on the same day.

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I really dont see how it is an achievement to take two weeks and come back with a "Under Construction" website.

Well...

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I really dont see how it is an achievement to take two weeks and come back with a "Under Construction" website.
For last two weeks they have been thinking if it's worth coming back.

For next three week they'll think how to come back.

The whole process is 'Under construction' and trespasser will be prosecuted.
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The whole process is 'Under construction' and trespasser will be prosecuted.
That's better than Trespassers will be assigned dealerships...
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