Web designer finds Google’s Argentinian website address for sale; buys it for 270 Pesos or Rs 413.58
A 30-year-old web designer in Argentina did the impossible after he was able to take control of Google’s Argentinian website after he bought the address.
According to reports, Nicolas Kuronam bought Google’s Argentinian website – Google.com.ar – through the normal process for 270 pesos or Rs 413.58. Reportedly, Kuronam said that the whole story began after he received a WhatsApp message, stating that Google’s website was offline. He also couldn’t access the website.
According to reports, the web designer decided to investigate further and visited the Network Information Center (NIC) Argentina that maintains the domain names in the country. Kuronam found the website address was available for purchase for 270 pesos. Reportedly, Google is said to have registered the address until later this year.
Reportedly, he later visited the website and was surprised to find his own personal details on the website. The website generally hosts Google for the entire country. Kuronam said that he put his information into the system to see if it would work and it did.
Kuronam told the media that he did not buy it with any “bad intentions”. After finding out his details on the website, Kuronam went on his Twitter and explained that he wanted to make sure that users in Argentina knew that he bought the website address legally only after seeing it was up for sale. His tweet made him famous as it has been shared more than 10,000 times.
Following his tweet, the address has been taken back and now takes people to Google’s Argentinian website again. However, the web designer still doesn’t know how it all happened or what happened to the 270 pesos he paid to buy the address.