The purchase was made by a 30-year-old web designer named Nicolas Kurona. He has also shared his photo on Twitter.
Google is the world’s largest search engine and its country-specific domains lead in almost every country. Google Argentina is no different, but Google Argentine domain was under the control of a graphics designer for a few minutes.
This is because one person bought Google Argentina’s domain name last Wednesday. Now before you think how this can happen, know that the website was down for two hours at night in the country. The purchase was made by a 30-year-old web designer named Nicolas Kurona. Kurona his Twitter account But also shared a picture of the purchase, which has received a large number of responses.
This case is surprising because after all, it is not every day that someone claims to buy Google’s web domain. In such a situation, this thing caught a lot of attention of the people. Kurona mentioned that he bought the domain – Google.com.ar under a normal legal process.
After all, how did this become possible?
In fact, Google’s Argentine domain was down in the country for about two hours on Wednesday. On Wednesday night, Kurona designed a website for a client, he came to know about Google’s downfall through some messages on WhatsApp. Then he decided to investigate it himself. Kurona said, “I entered www.google.com.ar in my browser and it didn’t work, I thought something strange was happening.”
Kurona then looked for the domain of the website at the Network Information Center Argentina (NIC). All Argentinian domains are opened along with .ar country code. During this time Google’s Argentina domain was also available for purchase. Nicholas bought Google Argentina’s domain name for 270 pesos (Rs 415). To check its veracity, Nicholas typed www.google.com.ar into his search bar and pressed Enter. As soon as he did this, he saw his personal data.
Google also confirmed the domain acquisition
Google Argentina confirmed this to the BBC, stating, “For some time, the domain was acquired by someone else.” However, it has been noted that the company gained control of the domain very quickly. Kurona also confirmed that the domain name was taken from them by NIC shortly. But its 270 pesos have not been returned by NIC or Google.
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