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Google.com was sold for One Minute For $12 in September 2015

Google.com most populer and one of the most valuable domains on the Internet, but this domain was mistakenly sold for $12 in September 2015. Google paid $12,000 get this domain back.

The domain was bought by Sanmay Ved, former Googler. On September 29, 2015 he discovered that Google.com is available for sale. He bought it just for $12 fee.

Sanmay Ved said "I was hoping I would get an error at sometime saying transaction did not go through, but I was able to complete purchase, and my credit card was actually charged!" he also added "I was learning more about the Google Domains interface, and typed google.com and clicked search domains. To my surprise, Google.com was showing as available!"

When ownership changed, He got a flood of informations from Google users. But he was not able actually change the Google home page. Then he got an e-mail from Google canceling the transaction.

Google said that it offered him $6006.13, which is a numerical version of the word Google. Company doubled this amount when Sanmay donated his reward to charity. the company said in blog post.

By the end of 2015, google had paid more than $200,000 to researchers for their work, including our largest single payment of $37,500 to an Android security researcher.

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