Elon Musk didn’t waste time in taking advantage of his old domain, x.com, and launch a proper website. Well, if it can be called “proper”, after displaying a surprisingly small amount of information #todaymagic
Earlier this month, Elon Musk bought his old domain back, x.com. It was initially the name under which what is now known as PayPal was launched. After being pushed out of the company, the one-letter domain remained in the custody of PayPal. But Elon couldn’t leave things like that. Nostalgic after his quirky website address, he made a deal with PayPal and purchased it for an undisclosed sum. It was a friendly negotiation apparently, SpaceX and Tesla’s owner later tweeting: “Thanks PayPal for allowing me to buy back X.com! No plans right now, but it has great sentimental value to me.”
Today, Musk announced happily that the website was back online. While he warned its followers that “it’s a little verbose”, everyone jumped at the opportunity of seeing what the billionaire had in mind with it.
Excited to announce the launch of https://t.co/J6TuRWIQAA! It’s a little verbose right now, but that will be fixed tomorrow.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 14, 2017
The answer… kind of disappointed: a single x. Yes, when you click on x.com, all you can see is a tiny x in the bottom left corner. It’s such a small piece of information that you can’t really infer much from it. But Musk did say that this problem will be “fixed tomorrow” so, in 24 hours, we should have some clues lined up.
Until then, what do you think – will the website be used to launch a new business or give insights into his outlandish plans for the future?