Google Rewarded the Man Who Bought Google.com in Cash
Cernescu Andrei / 3 years ago
Just in case you’re not already familiar with this story, I’m going to tell you that not too long ago, a man named Sanmay Ved managed to purchase the Google.com domain for no more than $12, and he actually got to own it for about a minute or so. The system flaw was identified by Google soon enough, and Mr. Ved was refunded the $12 and informed that someone had already purchased the domain. It’s probably safe to assume that Google’s representatives thought that the man who bought Google.com was looking to make some easy money, but Sanmay said that he was going to give any resulting money to charity.
In more recent news, Google’s security team has decided to reward Mr. Ved in cash, who then donated it to an Indian foundation that strives to bring education to impoverished areas. Upon seeing that the money would indeed go to charity, Google has decided to double the sum. Sanmay was reluctant to divulge the exact numbers, but he did say that it was “more than 10,000,” which is definitely nothing to sneeze at. Sanmay has stated that he was never interested in making money from the purchase, which is quite noble of him, wouldn’t you agree?
“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 and that it’s not always about the money.”
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