The man who bought Google.com for $12 last month donated more than $10,000 of a reward the company gave him to charity.
Former Google employee Sanmay Ved owned the Google domain name for only a minute before his ownership was revoked and he was refunded.
Previously, Google refused to compensate Ved for discovering the flaw, according to Business Insider.
Ved, however, said he wasn’t concerned about being compensated:
“I don’t care about the money. It was never about the money. I also want to set an example that it’s people who want to find bugs that it’s not always about the money.”
Ved claimed that if he had received a reward he would have donated it to charity.
After Google re-evaluated the case, they realized that Ved did the company a favor by finding the flaw. They then decided to not only reward him but to double the amount since he planned to donate the money to charity.
Although Ved refused to give the exact amount, he told Business Insider that the amount he donated was “more than “$10,000.” Ved donated the money to The Art of Living India, an Indian foundation that educates children who were born into the slums.
Google has rewarded individuals who have discovered flaws within their system framework in the past, but not all have donated their reward money to charity. When Ved was asked about why he gave the money away, he said:
“I’m kind of a proponent for education.”