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04|01|2009 03:15 pm EDT

“We Just Make It All Up” Reveals Google Internal Email Leak

by Adam Strong in Categories: April 1

Please note that the following is a parody intended for April Fools day 2009.

Domain Name News has received a copy of a private email correspondence between Google employees and a domain company that indicates what some in the domain space have suspected all along.  The email dated April 1, 2006 between two Google employees and a domain parking company includes part of an internal conversation not meant for the parking company’s eyes. The parking company was accidentally cc’ed the internal email and has kept the email secret until now.

The email from the parking company source indicates that they were unclear of how domain traffic and clicks were being credited to some of their clients. The parking company emailed their account rep and in turn the rookie account rep turned to his superior.  In responding to the junior Google employees inquiry in how to handle the inquiry, the senior Google employee tells his colleague to inform them “statistics are proprietary information not divulged per our contract terms”.

Later however in the back and forth talks about the domain name channel and statistics the junior representative asks his boss how the statistics and payouts are tracked. “Where can I find the algorithm for the domain channel statistics” ask the rep.  To which his boss reminds him again, “Remember what we talked about in your training?  We just make that all up. Just tell them again that it’s proprietary.”

Read the full email after the jump.

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3 Comments

Johnny

April 1, 2009 @ 4:45 pm EDT

Pretty soon nobody is going to believe you. :)

Chef Patrick

April 1, 2009 @ 6:00 pm EDT

This one is believable!!!

Thanks for the laughs today, you guys are great.

Steve M

April 1, 2009 @ 7:30 pm EDT

Yup. Got me as well on this one.

Funny stuff.

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