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- Jul 3, 2021
Elon Musk’s X Has Started Selling Off Old Twitter Handles For Upwards Of $50,000X, the social media site formerly known as Twitter, appears to have begun ramping up efforts to sell disused user handles, kicking off a program previously signaled by billionaire owner Elon Musk.
Emails obtained by Forbes reveal that a team within the company, known as the @Handle Team, has begun work on a handle marketplace for the purchase of account names left unused by the people who originally registered them. In at least some cases, X/Twitter has emailed solicitations to potential buyers requesting a flat fee of $50,000 to initiate a purchase.
Currently, the Twitter handle @handle is not owned by Twitter. It might be taken by them just like how they took other usernames.