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Google Offered $6,006.13 To The Guy Who Briefly Owned Google.com

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Ved wrote about his ownership of the tech juggernaut's domain name in a blog post on LinkedIn.

In October, Ved told BuzzFeed he used to work at the tech giant.

"Though I have left Google, over the years I have reported several vulnerabilities to them, which they have acknowledged and corrected," he said. "Never asked for rewards, nor spoken about them."

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But this week, Google's security blog revealed the company had offered $6,006.13 to Ved as a reward for his help.

Get it? The numbers almost spell out Google.

Claudia Koerner is a national reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.

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