Elon Musk tweets about domains

Elon Musk tweeted yesterday once again about domain names.

The tweet has a link to x.com and an image that shows how much someone hurts when the domain name they bought for a side project (that never launched) is up for renewal.

Spoiler: it hurts a lot according to Elon.

The tweet has quite a few comments from domainers or domain name companies and a few are not that tasteful. e.g. There is the Radix registry trying to sell x.tech to Elon and Radix CEO posted this image that is truly a disservice to the domaining community:

Elon Musk bought back the domain name x.com from Paypal in 2017. The domain used to be his before he sold Paypal and the x.com domain name asset with it.

Elon Musk paid $11 million to purchase the domain name Tesla.com in 2018. Here are a few important observations on the Tesla.com sale.

I bet that $8 per year is NOT as painful as paying $11 million for Tesla.com or a few million for x.com.

And here is a quote from my 2018 post that is still very true:

This clearly demonstrates that most people still don’t understand the value of domains and that someone that happens to own a domain name is not a squatter. It seems that even people that buy domains for peanuts ($900) think they are buying them from squatters. Try buying a domain name from Microsoft or Google or some other big company that owns thousands of domain names and try calling them squatters. See what happens.

Also I don’t imagine anyone daring to call Elon Musk a squatter because he owns the domain name x.com and does nothing with it:

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About Konstantinos Zournas

Studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London, UK and now living in Athens, Greece. Love domains and building websites. Went online in 1995, learned about HTML in 1996 and about domains in 2002. Started publishing the OnlineDomain.com blog in 2012.

6 comments

  1. Very nice article, Elon is ahead of the curve in more ways than one!

  2. A “few million for x.com”. I believe you’ve grossly underestimated that sale price…. 🙂

  3. I will definitely not call him a squatter. But he is a psychopath and sociopath.

    “We will coup whoever we want! Deal with it.”

    PS: Hell is real, make no mistake. Doesn’t matter who you are or how great your life is now.

  4. Hello Konstantinos,

    We are forecasting a record year ahead for (.COM Equimoditty Platform Assets) The massive Migration from inferior extensions to the (.COM Equimoditty Platform Asset class) will be very evident till 2025 and beyond. In other words get your shit together, so you can enjoy this massive repricing spiral upwards. JAS 1/16/21
    Gratefully, Jeff Schneider

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