10/5/15 2:36 PM

Indian Who Owned Google.com for a Minute!


True! An Indian man named Sanmay Ved purchased google.com domain and owned it for a minute. Going into detail…




Sanmay ved, a former Google employee was using the form’s new domain purchasing service on 29th September at around 1:30 AM. He suddenly noticed that the domain google.com was available for purchase at $12. That was when he added it to his cart and tried to see if he can buy the domain. He was surprised when the transaction through his credit card. “I used to work at Google so I keep messing around with the product. I type in Google.com and to my surprise it showed it as available. I thought it was some error, but I could actually complete check out”, Ved told media. His inbox and Google search console was updated with sensitive information that is intended for the original owners of the domain. All this lasted for a minute. He immediately received an email that said that his order had been cancelled since the site was already registered. He was refunded the $12 which he paid for the domain google.com.

“So for one minute I had access,” Ved said. “At least I can now say I’m the man who owned google.com for a minute”. Experts of Google are looking into the issue to fix any bugs. Issues like this could occur if domains are not renewed on time or due to bugs. A similar case happened with Microsoft’s Hotmail.co.uk in 2003 when the domain was not renewed. However, it was later handed over to Microsoft by the man who bought it.



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