Last Wednesday, a web designer purchased Google Argentina’s domain name when the site was down for two hours in Argentina.
Nicolas Kurona, 30, said that he was able to purchase Google.com.ar via a regular, legal procedure.
He told the BBC, “I never thought it was going to allow me to buy it.”
“For a short time, the domain was acquired by someone else,” Google Argentina told the BBC. It went on to say that it had quickly regained control of the domain.
Nicolas was creating a website for a client at his desk on the outskirts of Buenos Aires on Wednesday night when the story began.
He began receiving messages on WhatsApp stating that Google was unavailable.