Elon Musk Buys x.com Domain from PayPal

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Musk’s New Purchase

This past Friday, Elon Musk got a little bit cryptic on Twitter:

So what does this mean? Well, this questionable comment came after a late night tweet announcing the launch of x.com.

If you go to the site itself, you won’t be met by much more than one single, solitary “x.” The website is launched, but far from complete — however, it’s apparently been a long time coming. In the 90’s, Musk founded an online payment company called X.com. This startup is what later became Paypal. The domain x.com has — since it was acquired by the massive payment company — belonged to . Before the formal launch, Musk announced that he’d bought back the domain, and implied that x.com is currently just a sentimental purchase for him.

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An Open Future

Musk’s tweets may well be a completely transparent commentary on his purchase. Maybe x.com really is just a sentimental memento from one of his early successes. Of course, knowing Musk’s reputation and history, there could certainly be far more to it than that. Maybe the website will just be a place to access information about all of Musk’s ventures? Maybe it will reveal an entirely new endeavor? It’s anyone’s guess at this early stage, but as Musk is not one to waste (reusable rockets, anyone?) it wouldn’t be a surprise to see something crop up on the url soon.

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