Elon Musk confirms that he just bought back X.com, the domain he owned in 1999

With a tweet, Elon Musk just confirmed that he is the proud new owner of X.com, an admittedly very cool domain

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/885776126148083712   The Whois change seems to have first been spotted by blogger Elliot Silver, who noted that X.com had been collecting dust since its days as a PayPal predecessor. On July 3rd, the domain changed hands to a private new owner and now we have confirmation that it is a very enthusiastic (and apparently nostalgic) Elon.

Musk previously owned X.com when it served as a home for his financial services startup that was eventually rolled up with another company called Confinity in a deal that would be rebranded as PayPal in 2001. Single letter domains are valuable and x is obviously the coolest, most versatile letter in the alphabet so it wouldn’t be surprising if the sale was priced well above $5 million. That kind of price tag would put it well within the most expensive domain names hall of fame, though we’ll likely have to wait for a future filing to reveal the specifics. We’ll also have to wait to see what Musk has in store for X.com, a fitting web home that dovetails nicely with both Musk’s SpaceX and his Tesla Model X branding. Until then, congrats to the proud new owner of the most mysterious domain name of all — one truly befitting a man of his mysteriousness.

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