Elon Musk owns the X.com domain once again, because he can.
Elon Musk has launched a new website, x.com. The Tesla and SpaceX founder announced the launch of the new portal via the official Twitter handle. Well, anxious users trying to log on to the portal will not find anything significant than just a single letter ‘X’. Musk outlines in his tweet that the portal is still ‘verbose’ but changes will reflect tomorrow.
“Excited to announce the launch of http://x.com! It’s a little verbose right now, but that will be fixed tomorrow,” Musk tweeted today morning. This comes right after Musk bought the domain for an undisclosed amount. X.com was formerly owned by the SpaceX founder, while he was still associated as a co-founder of PayPal. As per a report on Gizmodo, Musk let go of the domain after the company went public and he parted his ways with it.
As of now, Musk’s plans with the new portal remain clear. We will have to wait until tomorrow to get hold of something of substance which is speculated to give insights on the future plans. It is worth mentioning that in the year 1993, ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) barred single-letter domain names. ALSO READ: Hyperloop One magnetic levitation and loop transportation completes first successful trial run
The non-profit international organization eliminated the single-letter domains from going on sale. As of now, only six single-letter domains have been sold. These websites are q.com, x.com, z.com, i.net, q.net, and x.org. Other single-letter domains such as t.co (Twitter URL shortener), m.me (Facebook Messenger) act as alternate domain or sub-domains for the regular domains by the said companies. However, as far as Musk and the X.com are concerned, it is certain that there are big plans under the wraps considering the huge amount he has invested in owning the domain once again.
In other news, Hyperloop One successfully completed its first trial run today in DevLoop installed in Nevada. Hyperloop One a high-speed transportation system company nurtured by the SpaceX founder. Musk is known for his ventures which aligns with his vision to change the world and humanity. Presently, his company is said to be working on batteries that could store solar power.