Web Designer Buys Google’s Argentina Domain Name for $3

Google and Buenos Aires web designer Nicolas Kurona both had a big surprise last week when Kurona successfully managed to take control of Google’s domain name for Argentina.

As the BBC reports, last Wednesday Google was down in Argentina and Kurona decided to try and find out why using the Network Information Center Argentina (NIC), which handles .ar domain names in the country. To his surprise, google.com.ar appeared as available for purchase at a cost of just 270 pesos, which is just under $3. The purchase was allowed to go through and Kurona confirmed he had taken control of the domain.

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