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    Paypal X Developer Challenge: Win $25,000

    Got this in my email this afternoon. Figured some of the people around WHT might be interested.

    There is a contest to develop the best Android Paypal Tool, winner gets 25k.


    Also noticed they are using the domain x.com, I'm betting that wasn't cheap at all.

    https://www.x.com/community/ppx/devchallenge

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    Wow, that domain must be worth a fortune.

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    great domain & challenge

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    Interesting. Won't the best app overall (with PayPal integration) win the prize, though, rather than merely the app with the best PayPal integration? (Does that make sense?)

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    WTF,

    IANA reserved *all* single letter .com's. I'd like to know how X.com got approved for PayPal.

    edit: they are using isc nameservers, domain must be leased
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougy View Post
    WTF,

    IANA reserved *all* single letter .com's. I'd like to know how X.com got approved for PayPal.

    edit: they are using isc nameservers, domain must be leased
    Any ideas on cost per day / week or month or are you not talking about a traditional lease?

    You seem to know WAY more about this than I do. Just looking for anymore details you may have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mekhu View Post
    Any ideas on cost per day / week or month or are you not talking about a traditional lease?

    You seem to know WAY more about this than I do. Just looking for anymore details you may have.
    I have no idea how they pulled it off. As far as I knew, all single letter .com's were reserved by IANA the same way IP blocks like 0.0.0.0/24 are in RFC 1122. They must have an 'in' there to arrange it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougy View Post
    WTF,

    IANA reserved *all* single letter .com's. I'd like to know how X.com got approved for PayPal.
    Wasn't "X.com" essentially the precursor to PayPal? (e.g. it shifted into PayPal?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike - Limestone View Post
    Wasn't "X.com" essentially the precursor to PayPal? (e.g. it shifted into PayPal?)

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    After some Googling, that is correct

    Palo Alto, California-based X.com served as one of the first online banking sites from its launch in December 1999 through October of 2001, when founder Elon Musk decided to shut down its operations. The firm merged with online payment services provider PayPal in March of 2000, and those operations are what remain of X.com.

    Read more: X.Com - Paypal, Online, Services, Payment, Firm, and Musk http://ecommerce.hostip.info/pages/1...#ixzz1HTr5wqK5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougy View Post
    After some Googling, that is correct
    Yeah. I think I had previously registered on X.com -- way, way back then -- though I could be remembering incorrectly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike - Limestone View Post
    Yeah. I think I had previously registered on X.com -- way, way back then -- though I could be remembering incorrectly.

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    I was 6 or 7 depending on the time of year in 1999
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougy View Post
    I was 6 or 7 depending on the time of year in 1999
    I was under 18 in 1999, but somehow that never stopped me. :/

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