Elon Musk bought back X.com from his second-ever company PayPal

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  1. mems

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    Elon Musk bought back the website name from his second-ever company, which he left in 2002.
    http://www.businessinsider.com/elon-musk-purchases-xcom-domain-name-2017-7
     
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  2. drakeholm

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    kind of slow going on that for someone like him. I guess it's a matter of personal space. (!)
     
  3. techname

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    Perfect alternative name for his SpaceX company, which uses spacex.com
     
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    What I was especially wondering is if Musk is thinking to take a run at usurping Google's X.Company's claim of being 'The moonshot company', with his X.com. Looking at the projects coming from Musk and from X.Company, there's overlap - AI, self-driving cars, solar....
     
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    He said, "No plans right now, but it has great sentimental value to me."

    I think it's just this, folks. Believe me. I remember X.com when it was live. Those were fun times.
     
  9. usernamex

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    Recently read (listened to) this biography of him, fascinating character

    http://www.worldcat.org/title/elon-...e-quest-for-a-fantastic-future/oclc/969081688
    Look for it at your local library : smile :

    One annoyance of the book is they should have come up with a much more distinct title - The Fantastic Elon Musk woulda been better, now when sharing the 'Ashlee Vance recent bio of Elon Musk' is cumbersome, hence the link above.
     
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    So it looks like Andrew Rosener of @MediaOptions Brokered the buyer side of this sale!

    Congrats to Drew and the Media Options team !!! :)
     
  11. ezee

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    Would Be cool if the price was known
     
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    A great domain for a great person.
     
  13. MapleDots

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    The domain just exudes Musk :xf.wink:
     
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    PayPal is a publicly traded company, and I presume this domain name could be easily worth into 7 to 8 figures, highly probable that there will be a subsequent SEC filing that mentions the sale of this domain name.
     
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    The question is how Elon, 17 years ago became the owner of one letter .com.... poor teenager
     
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    pretty sure there was paypals price for x.com for musk
    and then x.com price for everyone else :)
     
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    Or you can see a communication like this....

    Inquiry: I notice you have a crappy good for nothing single character .com. The X is almost unusable but we are thinking we might have a project to put it to use and I might toss a few schillings your way to take it off your hands.

    Inexperienced End User: I was thinking the same thing, I have been paying renewal charges for it for a long time. Do you think you could offer me enough to make up for all my renewal charges?

    And then I wake up :xf.laugh::ROFL::ROFL::ROFL:


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    Howwwww much?


    I always used to wonder about that, I'd put in x.com and it would go to PayPal or sometimes when you went to certain paypal.com pages it would redirect to an x.com URL. It became PayPal so quickly that none of us really noticed the x.com days.
     
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    Can you link me to a book about him, I mean one I can purchase?
     
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    The price rumoredly was $5M for x.com
     
  23. mems

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    Elon is a pioneer in cutting edge manufacturing.
     
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    Love the fact that the whole site is now just a tiny "x".. http://x.com/
     

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