Billionaire Elon Musk’s social media giant X has started selling user handles no longer being used, as per emails being sent to potential buyers. It was rumored since last year, but appears to be implemented now as per earlier signed by Elon Musk. X plans to obtain millions of dollars from the program to cut down operating costs and help increase revenue.
X Rolling Out Handles For Sales
Elon Musk’s X soliciting potential buyers for abandoned or disused handles or usernames, Forbes reported on November 4. X has started to work on a marketplace to buy handles that are no longer in use. X aims to free up inactive handles by selling to interested buyers, some are notified through emails to obtain it for a flat $50,000.
Elon Musk earlier confirmed plans to free up as many as 1.5 billion usernames “soon.” After completing the name change to X and hiring Linda Yaccarino as CEO, the platform started purging defunct accounts from its site.
Currently, X username registration policy on its website reads:
“Unfortunately, we cannot release inactive usernames at this time. Please read our inactive account policy for more detailed information.”
However, its “inactive account policy” warned users to log in every 30 days to avoid being considered inactive, but also said X was not currently releasing inactive usernames.
Forbes said Elon Musk might want to consider purchasing at least one account soon — @handle, which hasn’t posted since 2019.
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