Google’s Argentina Area Was Briefly Owned by a Net Designer, Who Purchased It for Rs. 215

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A 30-year-old Net designer briefly owned Google Argentina’s area identify legally for a paltry sum of ARS 270 (Argentine pesos, roughly Rs. 215) when the positioning was down for almost two hours within the nation, and he mentioned he couldn’t consider “what had simply occurred”. Anxious that one thing would possibly occur to him, he quickly tweeted about it to make clear how the occasions had unfolded, a media report mentioned. Nicolas Kurona advised the BBC that final week he acquired many messages that the search engine was down. On verifying, he discovered that it truly wasn’t working.

He mentioned that he was working at his desk on the outskirts of the Argentine capital Buenos Aires, designing a web site for a consumer, when he began receiving the messages on WhatsApp that Google’s web site was down. When he tried to enter www.google.com.ar, it did not work.

Pondering that “one thing unusual” was taking place, he determined to test with the Community Data Heart (NIC), Argentina. On its web site, he looked for Google and surprisingly discovered that the corporate’s Argentina area was out there for buy. Unsure it could work, he adopted the steps to purchase the area, and when the method was accomplished, he acquired a purchase order bill for ARS 270 on his e-mail. Nicolas shared the bill with BBC. Nicholas mentioned he had no unhealthy intention, he simply tried to purchase the area and the NIC allowed it. He additionally put up a tweet in Spanish, clarifying what had occurred. Translated into English, the tweet states, “I need to make clear that I entered http://nic.ar. I noticed the identify of http://google.com.ar was out there and legally purchased it!”

The tweet obtained 80,000 likes however Nicholas says he’s but to obtain again the cash he spent on buying the area, the BBS report mentioned.

Google Argentina confirmed the information, saying that its area was acquired by another person “for a brief time period” however the management was regained shortly. It is nonetheless unclear why Google’s area identify was out there for buy, however the firm mentioned it was investigating the matter.


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