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Google reveals what it paid man, who owned Google.com for 1 min


Google has paid Sanmay Ved, the man who owned Google.com for a minute, $ 6,006.13 (about Rs 4.07 lakh) and later doubled the amount when he donated his reward to charity.
 In September last year, the ex-Googler, while searching Google Domains, found that Google.com (domain name) was available for purchase. He bought the domain for $12 and gained access to its webmaster tools before Google cancelled the sale.
 “You may have read about Sanmay Ved, a researcher who was able to buy Google.com for one minute on Google Domains. Our initial financial reward to Sanmay – $6,006.13 – spelled-out Google, numerically (squint a little and you’ll see it!). We then doubled this amount when Sanmay donated his reward to charity,” Google said in a blog post.


Ved, in a post on LinkedIn, had said he chose his award to be donated to the Art of Living’s education programme which runs 404 free schools across 18 states in India, providing free education to more than 39,200 children living in slums, tribal and rural belts where child labour and poverty are widespread.

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