Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday October 12, 2015

Cash Reward For Google.com Takeover Man

What's the best way to get a bug bounty from Google? Use Google's website buying service to buy Google.com. Whoops. big grin

A man who briefly bought and owned the Google.com web domain has been rewarded by the search giant. An administration oversight allowed US student Sanmay Ved to buy the right to control the domain on 29 September. The oversight left him in charge of Google.com for about a minute until Google caught on and cancelled the transaction.

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