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Canadian buys microsoft.com for $50

A Canadian businessman became a media mogul – if only briefly – thanks to a computer glitch that enabled him to buy two prime pieces of Internet real estate.

Chris Gronski, a 31-year old e-business manager, discovered the snafu at the Web site of Network Solutions, Inc. that allowed him to register the domain names microsoft.com and yahoo.com for $50 each.

The company said the glitch was an internal software problem, unrelated to the Y2K bug, and lasted only an hour.

The full story can be found at www.zdnn.com.

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