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Google paid $6006.13 to the guy who purchased 'Google.com' last year

The guy who owned 'Google.com' was paid $6006.13 by Google

By Anthony Garreffa from Jan 29, 2016 @ 1:44 CST

Back in October last year, Sanmay Ved noticed that "Google.com" was available on Google Domains, so he snapped it up for $12. Yeah, $12 for Google.com - a steal, right?

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Ved owned the most iconic domain name of all time, for all of 60 seconds. After they noticed that the Google.com domain had been purchased, Google cancelled the purchase - and then provided Ved with an undisclosed reward. Well, we have found out through a blog post that Google paid him $6006.13, which is "Google" spelled with numbers - nice one, Google.

Ved donated the reward to The Art of Living India, and once Google found out about this, they doubled the reward amount. Good work there, Google!

NEWS SOURCES:Mashable.com


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