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A former Google employee bought Google.com from Google yesterday

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by HoNeYBiRD, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. HoNeYBiRD

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    Why was it even showing as available in the first place? :O
     
  3. EatSleepSEO

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    1 minute is all I'd need: Domain forwarding! LOL
     
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    That is the evilest thing I've ever heard in my life. :D
     
  5. HoNeYBiRD

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    it must have been a glitch, but i would go further: how come that it costed only $12? :)
     
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    He can now say that he was the proud owner of Google.com for 1 minute.
     
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    $500,000/minute method here. Lol.
     
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    Lol i would make a google search page with adsense all over it :D
     
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    Forwarding Google.com to my Hostgator accounts would not make them happy!
     
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    No, not at all.

    I wonder if Facebook could have handled all that traffic though. ;) :p
     
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    Want to access Google.com? Complete a survey below to proceed...

    Would love to see the results for just 60 seconds. I could retire for 5 years off of my "1 minute earnings".
     
  12. Patel

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    I bet even 10 of the best dedicated server plans could not handle google.com traffic for 1 minute
     
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    er i think Google would soon claim it back as it's a trademark. Hate to go up against them in court LOL
     
  14. HoNeYBiRD

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    they already did soon after the guy purchased it, it wasn't in his possesion for long :)
     
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    Where would you forward the domain to?
     
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    That's great!!! to bad he could not have take off with the domain, lol. I have heard that's it's possible to steel
    domains out from under others, just never thought big G would leave them self's vulnerable in such a way.
     
  17. HoNeYBiRD

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    just a follow up on this, Google rewarded the guy:

    "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."

    Google Security Rewards - 2015 Year in Review
     
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    A Google spokesperson said they are looking into the issue, but aren?t currently noticing anything unusual.

    sounds a little clueless ;)