scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Thursday, August 05, 2021

This ex-Googler from India, bought Google.com domain for a minute

Kutch-based ex-Googler owned Google.com domain for a minute.

By: Tech Desk |
Updated: October 5, 2015 8:23:56 am
Google, Google domain for , Google domain purchased for , Google domain purchased by Sanmay Ved, Sanmay Ved, google news, tech news, gadget news, technology Sanmay Ved finds Google.com domain available for while searching for domains at Google Domains page (Source: Sanmay Ved/LinkedIn)

Ex-Googler Sanmay Ved was lucky enough to grab Google.com domain, but only for a minute.

In a detailed post on LinkedIn, the former Google employee said he was learning more about the Google domains interface and that’s when he discovered the availability of Google.com domain. To his surprise, the most trafficked domain was available for just $12. He went on to add the domain to his cart expecting some error, but the transaction went through.

After completing the purchase, Sanmay received two emails which is not the norm when you book domains. Though he didn’t share contents of the emails, they do relate to the Google.com domain.

[related-post]

Google, Google domain for $12, Sanmay Ved, Google domain purchased for $12, Google domain purchased by Sanmay Ved, Sanmay Ved, google news, tech news, gadget news, technologyHe adds, “Additionally, my Google Search Console (aka Google Webmaster Tools) was auto-updated with webmaster related messages for the Google.com domain which actually means ownership was transferred to me.” Even though the purchase was successful and his credit card was charged for the same, he later received an order cancellation email from Google Domains. He explains, “Google could cancel my purchase given the registration service used by me (aka Google Domains) belonged to Google.”

In his LinkedIn post, he says the domain shows currently unavailable and he has already reported the incident to Google security and Google has acknowledged the incident.

Had it not been in Google’s powers, the Kutch based ex-Googler would have been a proud owner of Google’s domain.

📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines

For all the latest Technology News, download Indian Express App.

  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
Advertisement

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement