Google Briefly Loses Control Of Its Web Domain Sanmay Ved was browsing the web when he came across a site for sale — google.com for $12. He owned it for about a minute before he received a cancellation email. Google later offered him a reward.
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Google Briefly Loses Control Of Its Web Domain

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Google Briefly Loses Control Of Its Web Domain

Google Briefly Loses Control Of Its Web Domain

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Sanmay Ved was browsing the web when he came across a site for sale — google.com for $12. He owned it for about a minute before he received a cancellation email. Google later offered him a reward.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne. Sanmay Ved was killing time browsing the web when he came across a very interesting site for sale, google.com, just $12. He expected an error message but instead saw, order successful. The world's most famous domain was his for about a minute, before it was canceled. Still, Google offered a reward for his trouble, and when Ved accepted on behalf of a charity in India, Google doubled the reward. It's MORNING EDITION.

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