Last October, it was reported that someone had managed to buy Google's domain name (, owning it for all but one contentious minute.

The Silicon Valley company obviously bought its ultra-valuable domain name back immediately, but during the time, it was unknown how much it cost them to do so.

Well, the Next Web was able to spot that Google actually revealed how much it rewarded Sanmay Ved, as part of the search engine company's "Security Rewards — 2015 Year in Review" report on Thursday.

"You may have read about Sanmay Ved, a researcher from [sic] who was able to buy for one minute on Google Domains," the company wrote within the report. "Our initial financial reward to Sanmay — $ 6,006.13 — spelled-out Google, numerically (squint a little and you'll see it!). We then doubled this amount when Sanmay dontated his reward to charity."

Wow, so a whole $12,012.26 from a company worth billions ...

On one hand, it's free money to Ved, who was shrewd enough to land one of the most-coveted domain names in the world.

On the other hand, though, he had to be expecting more.

According to Business Insider, Ved donated his reward to an Indian foundation named the Art of Living India, which aims to educate impoverished areas in the country.

"I don't care about the money, " Ved also told Business Insider. "It was never about the money. I also want to set an example that it's people who want to find bugs that it's not always about the money."

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