Sanmay Ved owned the google domain name for a minute and was paid around 4 lakhs from the company.The company later doubled the amount when they came to know that the amount was being donated 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.
Sanmay donated the entire amount to Art Of Living Foundations for their eductation programme.