Google is a multi-billion dollar company that dominates the world of technology and It is the world’s second-biggest company after apple. In 2019 the company achieved 140 billion dollars in revenue of 18.8 billion dollars in profits. It has 3.5 billion Google searches per day and 85000 employees now as of January 2020 the total net worth for google is estimated to be 300$ billion dollars. It’s parent company “Alphabet” the one trillion dollar mark cap joining fellow tech giant’s apple, Microsoft and Amazon. Let us know how google lost google.com.
We can not deny that they are the leading tech giant of this age. Google is where tech grads dream of working and luckily for an employee of the company itself.
How google accidentally taken ownership to the employee?
He had accidentally taken temporary ownership of their search engine in 2015 former google employee San Mae vet had purchased google.com at 1:20 am eastern time on September 29th. San Mae Vet had worked for five and a half years at Google and was an MBA candidate at Babson College in Wesley Massachusetts. He told the business insider that at night he was searching google domains in Google’s website buying service. When he found that google.com was available he socked and seen that instead of seeing it’s taken it is showing available.
It was costing about 12$/year only. what do you think how goggle slip up the domain? let us know in a comment below. WeLL, neither the company had publically revealed precisely how the domain name became available. As this may lead to security breaches that can lead to severe threats, SAN MAE only needed pocket change in his wallet to buy the most-trafficked domain in the world which he buys at 12$ only.
In an interview with the business insider, SAN MAE TOLD THAT ” I used to work at Google, So I messing around with the product. I typed in google.com, And to my surprise, It showed it is available. I thought it was some error, but I could proceed with the checkout”. He instantly adds it to the shopping cart without hesitation and was surprisingly shocked that the transaction went through instead of receiving the standard email notification from the company.
SOME GLIMPSES OF NEW OWNER SANMAY VED and effect of lost of google.com!
Google search console dashboard which has an overview of his other websites was updated with messages regarding google.com as shown in the image above. He also received emails with private information which he has since reported to the Google security team. The Sanmay Ved said, ” the whole fiasco was screenshotted in detail in the entire ordeal of his Linkedin post”. He also said that “the frightening part was I had access to the webmaster controls for a minute it really impressive”. He owned google.com for a minute the transaction reversed later on when google sent SANMAY A NOTICE OF CANCELLATION IN THE NOTE IT SAID: “THAT SOMEONE HAD REGISTERED THE SITE BEFORE HE COULD AND REFUNDED VED THE $12 THAT WAS CHARGED ON HIS ACCOUNT AND THE DOMAIN NAME CHANGED OWNERSHIP BACK TO GOOGLE”. SEE THE SCREENSHOT BELOW!
VED is not sure what allowed him to purchase the domain. It could be an unwanted bug which is not seen by Google. Google representative had spoken that they looking into the issue but did not notice anything unusual.
In 2016 Google spilled the beans on how they resolved the aftermath with Ved!
A blog post by google had explained that they offered VED 6006.13$ and if you are curious why that amount it is numerically spelled out as a google. Instead of taking the reward for himself, Ved told google that he wanted to donate the money to charity. Google offered to double the amount, Ved story was an example inside the blog that shared the result of google’s bug bounty program where it pays cash to hackers for finding flaws in google products and services. Google’s reward of 6006.13 dollars is given to the art of the living society of India. Google has paid out 2$ million BETWEEN 2015 AND 2016 TO MORE THAN 300 HACKERS AND SECURITY RESEARCHERS. VED NOTED THAT GOOGLE WAS ABLE TO REVERSE THE TRANSACTION BECAUSE IT OWNED GOOGLE DOMAINS REGISTRATION SERVICE.
GOOGLE’S was not the first to run into this domain problem in 2003, Microsoft failed its Hotmail.co.UK WEB address and someone else bought it. Now the google’s case it was purchased from google itself and quickly canceled.
At last Sanmay Ved who is now working back again in google had a chance to convert his 12 4 to more than $10,000 dollars. HE MIGHT LAUGH OF WHAT HAPPENED IF ASKED TODAY AS HE HAD FOUND AN OPPORTUNITY TO HELP OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE AND ALSO HELPED THE COMPANY.
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