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.

sanmay ved who owned google for 1 minute
sanmay ved who bought for 1 minute and gave the proceeds to charity. source :

In September last year, the ex-Googler, while searching Google Domains, found that (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 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.

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