Google’s Argentina address was in the hands of a young man for a few hours, says newspaper
A report by ‘Clarín’ shows that Argentine Nicolás David Kuroña registered the domain ‘google.com.ar’ on Wednesday night and has owned the address for some time.
On social media, Kuroña said that “he entered nic.ar, saw that the name” google.com.ar “was available” and that he “bought it legally”.
I want to clarify that between https://t.co/XtzUy8WL36 I saw the name of https://t.co/cK20BdyuxB available and buy it legally as it corresponds!
- April 22, 2021
Faced with hundreds of questions he received on Twitter, the young man said he was able to buy the URL from Google Argentina because “the domain had expired”.
The newspapers “Clarín” and “La Nacion” pointed out that the Open Data Córdoba group, dedicated to domain monitoring in Argentina, indicated that the address “google.com.ar” has not expired, but has changed hands: first from Google to Kuroña and then back to Google.
Nic Argentina’s website also went offline between Wednesday and Thursday (22), according to the “InfoBae” website.
When Nic’s services were back up and running, the search for the “google.com.ar” domain showed the property of the technology giant with an expiration date of November 1, 2021.
Google in Argentina also returned to work in the early hours of Thursday.
In a statement to the local press, Google limited itself to saying that it had solved the problems in accessing the site, without detailing the case.
“The problem affecting access to ‘google.com.ar’ has been resolved. We are sorry for the inconvenience that this situation may have caused and we are investigating the causes,” said a spokesman.