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Goatse.cx emerges as email provider after $10k sale

Kevin Murphy, November 12, 2012, 14:09:34 (UTC), Domain Sales

Notorious trolling domain goatse.cx is now being used to sell email addresses, part of the reemerging trend for domain owners to monetize their names with vanity email accounts.

If you’ve never heard of goatse.cx before, I’d strongly suggest remaining blissfully ignorant as your investigations will inevitably lead you into NSFW territory. Some things cannot be unseen.

Others may recall that it was the domain used in the early part of the century by pranksters and trolls to distribute hello.jpg, quite possibly the most disturbing image on the internet at the time.

Now, goatse.cx appears to be entirely safe for work.

According to The Register, the domain was acquired for $10,200 by an Australian who now proposes to charge $5 per year for an email account.

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Comments (5)

  1. Richard says:

    the rickroll of the 90′s classic :D

  2. Volker says:

    Very well put, Kevin: “If you’ve never heard of goatse.cx before, I’d strongly suggest remaining blissfully ignorant as your investigations will inevitably lead you into NSFW territory. Some things cannot be unseen.”

    I wish I could unsee that…

  3. Bill says:

    A fool and his money…

  4. Jim says:

    how funny,
    $10,000 / $5 = 2000 years

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