Google.com bought for $12…for one minute

September 30th, 2015; The Guardian reports that a man was able to successfully buy Google.com, the domain name for the world’s most popular website, for $12, minutes before the company contacted him to say the transaction had been cancelled.

Sanmay Ved, a former Google employee, was using the tech firm’s new domain buying service Google Domains at 1.30am on 29 September when he noticed that Google.com was available to buy. He added it to his shopping cart and, to his surprise, ...

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