Google revealed that it paid Sanmay Ved, a researcher who was able to buy and own google.com for one minute on Google Domains, $12,012.26.
Ved is a former Google employee, who was able to buy Google.com for $12.00 on 29 September when he noticed that the domain was available on Google Domains.
Shortly after the sale, Google contacted Ved to inform him that the transaction had been cancelled.
Google Security’s Eduardo Vela Nava has now revealed that their initial financial reward to Sanmay was $6,006.13 (it spells out Google, numerically).
However, when Ved donated his reward to the educational charity The Art of Living India, Google doubled the amount to $12,012.26.