When Google Argentina’s website was down for two hours in Argentina on Wednesday, a web designer purchased the domain name.
Nicolas Kurona, 30, said he was able to buy Google.com.ar through a normal legal process.
“I never dreamed it would allow me to buy it,” he told the BBC.
“The domain was acquired by someone else for a short time,” Google Argentina told the BBC. However, it declared that it had restored control of the domain in a short amount of time.
On Wednesday night, Nicolas was working on a website for a client at his desk in the suburbs of Buenos Aires when the drama began.
On WhatsApp, he began to receive messages indicating that Google was inaccessible.