Boston – On September 29, a former employee of Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) named Sanmay Ved, noticed that Google.com domain was available for purchase and he bought it for $12. He had not spent one minute being Google’s domain owner, when the company caught him and cancelled the transaction.
“I used to work at Google so I keep messing around with the product. I typed in Google.com and to my surprise it showed it as available,” Ved told Business Insider. “I thought it was some error, but I could actually complete check out.”
Though Google tends to reward people who find out temporary interruptions in Google’s system as part of its security-vulnerabilities program, the company claimed that he was not getting any money for the accidental transaction through Google’s website-buying service.
However, Sanmay Ved said that he aimed to donate the money to charity anyway. There was no personal interest in making this transaction.
“I don’t care about the money. It was never about the money. I also want to set an example that it’s people who want to find bugs that it’s not always about the money.” He told Business Insider. Ved is a current MBA student at Babson College
After Ved’s announcement, the Internet-related company wanted to reward the man’s position and decided to double the amount so he could go and donate it to charity. The former employee donated the money to an Indian foundation named “The Art of Living India” that provides education for people who do not have resources.
The amount of money that was given to the MBA student was not revealed, he only ensure that it was more than $10,000. On the other hand, Google did not want to make any comment about their system failure, that let some individual inquire on the webmaster controls for a minute.
Sources: Business Insider