In September last year, the ex-Googler, while searching Google Domains, found that (domain name) was available for purchase. He bought the domain for USD 12 and gained access to its webmaster tools before Google cancelled the sale.

However, the Mandvi resident (in country's Kutch region) had said it was never about money and wanted the amount to be donated to the Art of Living India Foundation.
"You may have read about Sanmay Ved, a researcher who was able to buy for one minute on Google Domains. Our initial financial reward to Sanmay - USD 6,006.13 - spelled-out Google, numerically (squint a little and you'll see it!). We then doubled this amount when Sanmay donated his reward to charity," Google said in a blog post.


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