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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.

@anthony256
Published Fri, Jan 29 2016 1:44 AM CST   |   Updated Mon, Oct 19 2020 8:16 PM CDT

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?

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

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 SOURCE:mashable.com

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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