According to the report, Kuroña said he “noticed the company’s services were not available when receiving messages from friends on WhatsApp”. Then he decided to check the Argentine domain name registry. NIC Argentina, “to see if he can figure out the cause.” Once there, he claims that “a search on Google’s URL, google.com.ar, revealed that the domain name was available for the low price of 270 pesos – £ 2.09.”
He tweeted about it, “I saw this the day I bought the domain from http://google.com.ar. Many thanks for the support! (translated) ”by sharing a screenshot with the tweet.
Esto es lo que vi el día que compre el dominio de https://t.co/cK20BdyuxB, gracias por el apoyo !! https://t.co/hYsVcEoLLj
– Nicolas David Kuroña (@Argentop) 1619213487000
He claims he was able to legally buy the domain because it allegedly expired. He also said that he has the purchase invoice and is therefore calm.
“When the buying process was complete and my details came in, I knew something was going to happen … I was really worried,” he told the BBC. “I couldn’t believe what had just happened.” He reportedly added, “I want to make it clear that I have never had bad intentions. I just tried to buy it and the network card allowed me to. ”
After a while, Google was able to remove control of the domain name, the report said.