X.com Not Working: Elon Musk’s X.com Redirects Users to GoDaddy

Elon Musk and Twitter are once again trending on social media. The reason is that the Blue Bird is being replaced by a new logo X.

Yes, Elon Musk announced that Twitter will soon be rebranded into X. The announcement was made this weekend. But the rebrand rollout had its share of Glitches as users faced X.com not working issues. 

Elon Musk Rebrands Twitter:

Elon Musk has shared a video of the letter X with a photo of himself crossing his arms in an X formation.

He is seen posing  in front of a poster of a Tesla X, writing, “Not sure what subtle clues gave it [away], but I like the letter X,” adding that the platform “shall bid adieu to the Twitter brand and, gradually, all the birds.”

Elon Musk announced on Twitter this weekend that Twitter will soon be rebranded into X.  Musk asked millions of  Twitter users to prepare themselves to bid farewell to the iconic Blue Bird logo.  

Netizens Face  X.Com Not Working Issue

Twitter’s new logo has been launched but users are facing a glitch as X.com is redirecting them to GoDaddy, a domain-hosting platform.

Users who typed “X.com” into the URL bar were directed to GoDaddy ads for couches for at least seven hours on Monday.

Ryan Mac, and Brian Merchant, the tech reporters for The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times shared tweets about the glitch.

They tweeted how X.com redirected them to GoDaddy with ads for couches for at least seven hours.

Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey also experienced the website malfunction and tweeted about X.com not working issue.

He also retweeted the bird design with a goat emoji. Twitter employee Christopher Stanley, replied to Dorsey with an apology and blamed DNS (Domain Name System). Supposedly, X.com’s data storage system was showing old data to some users. 

Many Twitter users encountered other issues besides X.com not working issues such as the server IP being unsecured, the server IP not being located, and even a file being downloaded.

As of 7:50, a.m.the issue seems to have resolved a little as X.com was redirecting some users to Twitter.com. Although many others still reported seeing couch ads.

“RIP Twitter” was trending in the U.S. on Monday, with many users lamenting the death of the platform’s iconic blue bird.

Elon Musk & His Obsession With The Letter X

Elon Musk’s obsession with the letter X began when he cofounded an online bank called X.com in 1999. It was later merged with Peter Thiel’s Confinity to become PayPal. 

The company was later bought by eBay till Musk once again bought the domain from PayPal in 2017.  Elon Musk then officially changed Twitter’s name to X in court and moved the company from Delaware to Nevada in April.

Musk also owns the space technology company SpaceX. In 2008, the SpaceX Falcon 1 was the first privately developed liquid-fuel rocket to reach orbit.

He has also named a model of Tesla the “X”. Musk also formed an artificial intelligence company called X.AI Corp. He refers to his son singer Grimes, by the name X.

Musk, has been hinting at a rebrand ever since he took over the company. He also reinstated formerly banned accounts on the platform: Former kickboxer and reality TV star Andrew Tate, and former President Donald Trump.

This move by Elon Musk led to an exodus of advertisers from the platform. To recapture the lost revenue Musk introduced an $8 per month Twitter Blue feature and by paying verified users for advertisements in their replies.

Amid massive layoffs, the Tesla owner also sold Twitter merchandise. A four-foot bust of Twitter’s bird logo was sold for $100,000 at an auction in January. A neon version of the Twitter logo was also sold for $17,000.  A trio of kegerators, a food dehydrator, and a pizza oven too were auctioned in the “surplus corporate assets.”

There has been no response from Twitter or Elon Musk about the glitch faced by the users as yet.

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