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Indian buys Google for Rs 800, but only for a minute
Unbelievable but true, an Indian who is an ex-employee of Google, bought one of the most expensive domain names in the world, Google.com for all but $12.

Sanmay Ved who worked an as employee in Google between 2007-2012, is now an MBA student at the Babson College in Boston and belongs to the Kutch region in Gujarat.


Picture: Sanmay posted screenshot of his priced purchase

Just a couple of days ago, Sanmay while browsing through Google Domains, a site owned by Google which sells domain names, found that domain name, Google.com was up on sale for $12. Excited to see the offer, he clicked on the buy button and added it to his shopping cart.

The Google search console got auto-updated and he received webmaster related messages, which means that the domain Google.com was technically transferred in his name.

But unfortunately, since Google owns Google Domains, it realized the glitch within a minute and Sanmay received an email from Google Domains that his transaction had been cancelled. However, his credit card was charged Rs 800 for the transaction, as claimed by Sanmay.

On checking about the domain it was found that Google.com was first registered on September 15, 1997, and is registered till September 14, 2020. How it became available for sale is still a mystery. 

Even though it happened for a minute, but Sanmay did become the proud owner of Google.com, and that too for a small price of Rs 800.

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