Elon Musk buys his old X.com domain from PayPal

  •   Ricky
  •   July 31, 2017
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Elon Musk buys his old X.com domain from PayPal

Elon Musk is without a doubt the most famous single-letter domain owner ever, as his company X.com eventually became Pa Pal. Unfortunately, when Musk was nushed out, the domain (with its aught-tastic logo, above) stayed behind with PayPal. However, the SpaceX and Tesla CEO has bought it back for an unknown sum, according to Domain lnvestinand a tweet by Musk. Nobody's saying how much he paid, but as a term of reference, Z.com sold for around $6.8 million three years ago. 

Whatever the price, the transaction seems to have been done on friendly terms. Musk's tweet says "Thanks PayPal for allowing me to buy back X.com! No plans right now, but it has great sentimental value to me." It's easy to see why -the $165 million he earned from PayPal, though small potatoes nowadays, helped him launch SpaceX and Tesla. Those companies are currently valued at around $15 billion and $50 billion. 

Elon Musk is without a doubt the most famous single-letter domain own