How much would you pay to OWN the domain Google.com?

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Try US$12.

A guy bought 'Google.com' for a minute - Business Insider

How I Ended Up Purchasing & Owning Google.com via Google Domains
  • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
    A whole minute? I'm surprised he lasted that long.
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  • Profile picture of the author GoogieHost
    Yeah google sold its own domain name to a normal guy just because of some technical errors
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  • Profile picture of the author seasoned
    WOW! But it would probably take over a minute just to SET the pointers. It would take FAR longer for them to propagate. Ironically, Google would be one of the SLOWEST to propagate, becuase so many have used it.

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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    If anyone is interested, I'm selling ocean front property in Albuquerque.







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    • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      If anyone is interested, I'm selling ocean front property in Albuquerque.
      Put me down for 100 acres, but please, no Whit-acres.
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      Arguing with an idiot is like playing chess with a pigeon.
      It'll just knock over all the pieces, poop on the board, and strut about like it's won anyway.
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      • Profile picture of the author David Beroff
        Originally Posted by yukon View Post

        If anyone is interested, I'm selling ocean front property in Albuquerque.
        Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

        Put me down for 100 acres, but please, no Whit-acres.
        I'm in! I call dibs on the checkerboard tract*!



        * (non-reservation land portions only, of course! Full respect for our Native American Warriors!)
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  • Profile picture of the author Synnuh
    His run of Google.com was short-lived though. Google Domains canceled the sale a minute later, saying someone had registered the site before he could, and refunded Ved the $12 that had already been charged.
    Horse puckey. If they did, they would have had it registered and they couldn't have cancelled a sale. They stole it back ;/

    It'd have been funny if he played hard ball. Just saw they doubled his reward for charity. That could have been fun. ;D
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    • Profile picture of the author seasoned
      Originally Posted by Synnuh View Post

      Horse puckey. If they did, they would have had it registered and they couldn't have cancelled a sale. They stole it back ;/

      It'd have been funny if he played hard ball. Just saw they doubled his reward for charity. That could have been fun. ;D
      The only garbage I see is that the FULLY legal way to do this is:

      1. Get an AVAILABLE domain.
      2. AUTH the charge! If it fails, the customer must try again. NO money is withdrawn, but they DO lose credit.
      3. Register the domain. At this point, the registrar, and google is NOT really a registrar, would REFUSE the registration! If the registration is refused, the customer must try ANOTHER.
      4. If the customer has the product/service, CAPTURE the charge, and THIS is where the customer pays.

      LATER, generally minutes at best, the customer points the domain.
      LATER, and it may be a while, the domain is resolved.

      Frankly, I don't see how they could ever have had the domain, unless it was in a table of ones google had, and they merely enabled it under the buyers account, but that would be all the worse.

      Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author allegandro
    0,00, because I have no idea what to do with that name, I see no potential in that name.
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  • Profile picture of the author bizgrower
    Too bad he did not purchase through another registrar.
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by bizgrower View Post

      Too bad he did not purchase through another registrar.
      ...or keep it tied up by constantly pushing the domain all over the web to nameserver after namserver...
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  • Profile picture of the author rssk78
    At least he can add one minute google.com ownership to his profile.
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by rssk78 View Post

      At least he can add one minute google.com ownership to his profile.
      He could also add unicorns to his list.
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  • Profile picture of the author seasoned
    Say he DID manage to get it. The UDRP DEMANDS that he give it back, and he would have to.

    SERIOUSLY though, do you think he could get people to trust it as google? If I found their search engine suddenly degraded, I would go somewhere else. None of the login code through 3rd party sites should be able to work. The advertising stuff shouldn't work.

    Steve
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