Elon Musk launches X.com, still not sure what the website will do
Elon Musk has said that he will fix the X.com
Elon Musk bought the X.com from PayPal a few days back for an 8-figure amount and today he announced the launch of the website
A few days back SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk had tweeted that he has acquired the X.com from PayPal and it was rumoured that he has spent around $5 million on the deal, which made X.xom one of the most expensive domains of all time. Musk again took to the Twitter again and confirmed that he has launched the website.
Excited to announce the launch of https://t.co/J6TuRWIQAA! It’s a little verbose right now, but that will be fixed tomorrow.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 14, 2017
Elon Musk used to own this X.com back in 1999 when he was a co-founder of PayPal, but he lost the domain when the company went public.
In 1993, ICANN, the international group that regulates internet domain names, had decided that single letter domain names would no longer be available for sale. The six domains that had already been scooped up were grandfathered in, including “q.com,” “x.com, “z.com,” “i.net,” “q.net,” and “x.org.”
There are now plenty of single-letter domains, which includes Twitter’s link shortener (t.co) and Facebook’s Messenger shortcut (m.me). However, Q, X and Z are the only .com names that are in use.
It is still not clear what is Musk going to do with the website but he has promised that it will be “fixed” by tomorrow.