A guy, namely Sanmay Ved, bought Google.com for $12. He was able to manage this domain for a few minutes, but later his field was canceled by Google. Later, Google decided to reward him, but he pledged his entire reward amount to the charity.
Google Finally Discloses how much they paid the man who bought Google.com.
Sanmay Ved owned Google.com for a few minutes in October 2015. Google later rewarded him. However, he didn’t disclose the exact amount that Google offered. He gave a little hint and said that he got more than $10,000. Google on Thursday finally revealed how much they rewarded Sanmay Ved. Google also provided details on bounty offered to others for discovering bugs in Google.
Google’s Security Awards 2015 Year in Review post mentioned that it first rewarded him with $6,006.13. When Google knew that Ved was not interested in keeping the money and would donate it to charity, it gave him twice the amount he had offered earlier.
Google’s Security Executive, Eduardo Vela Nava, wrote in a blog, “You may have read about Sanmay Ved, a researcher from who was able to buy google.com for one minute on Google Domains. Our initial financial reward to Sanmay—$ 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”.
Sanmay Ved purchased Google.com for 12$ and could control it for several minutes before Google noticed the accidental sale of their domain, so after several minutes they canceled the field sale, and he was later refunded the $12 that he paid to buy the Google.com domain.
In the blog post, Google claims that in 2015, it gave more than $2 Million as a reward to nearly 300 recipients who participated in its Security Reward Program. The company also presented awards to almost 700 people. Google further said that the developers and researchers from Great Britain, Poland, Germany, Romania, Israel, the US, China, Russia, and India, to name a few countries, were rewarded. Google further said it had paid nearly $6 Million in awards since the Vulnerability Reward Program’s launch in 2010.
Last year, Google also included Android in its Security Reward Program. Google’s Security Researcher also added, “We launched our Android VRP in June, and by the end of 2015, we had paid more than $200,000 to researchers for their work, including our largest single payment of $37,500 to an Android security researcher”.
So this is all about the guy who managed to buy the world’s number 1 website for a few minutes. After that, Google realized its flaw and canceled its order. We hope that you loved this article, feel free to share this with your friends.