Google confirms what they paid in domain setttlement

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Google confirms what they paid in domain setttlement

When you're a company as big as Google, sometimes things slip though the cracks but this was taken to a whole other level in 2015 when regular joe, and former Google employee, Sanmay Ved managed to actually buy the domain google.com in October.

It only lasted for a couple of minutes but the idea that perhaps the most recognised web address in the world even briefly belonged to someone else is pretty much insane. He managed to secure it for $12 and legally owned it until Google noticed, cancelled the sale and refunded the money. They also went a little further and gave him a cash reward and now we know how much it was.

Initially Ved got $6,006.13, which they're saying spells out Google - only in a very loose sense. But it seems when they found out that Ved intended to give the money away to a charity, Google stepped in and doubled the amount to over $12,000. The cash went to The Art of Living Foundation which promotes peace around the world.

Google also revealed that it gave away over $2 million in rewards throughout 2015 to members of the public who found and reported significant bugs through their Secuity Reward Programme.



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