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Google Reveals How Much They Paid the Guy Who Bought Google.com — And It’s GENIUS

Last October, researcher and ex-Google employee Sanmay Ved was able to purchase the domain name google.com for one whole minute for the price of $12. He documented his experience which caught the attention of Google, who rewarded him for discovering the little loophole.

We knew then that Ved donated around $10,000 of his prize money to charity, but it wasn’t until today when Google revealed how much they actually paid the man who owned google.com for a whole minute — and the amount is genius.

This Man Bought Google.com For Just $12 and Then Owned It For an Entire Minute

An ex-employee at Google bought sole ownership of the domain name “Google.com,” but was relieved of his hosting powers after only one minute.

Sanmay Ved worked for Google for five and a half years before leaving to get his MBA. While he was searching around in Google Domains late one night, he noticed that the Google.com domain was available for purchase.