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Notorious shock site of a bygone internet has pulled opened its doors as an email provider. An Aussie IT consultant, who paid $10,200 for Goatse, will attempt to recoup his costs by selling email addresses using the domain: anyone interested in one can bag an addy provided they can stretch to $5 a year. …


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  1. BorkedAgain
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    " has pulled opened its doors..."

    Oh well played, ma'am. Very good. :)

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    2. Anonymous Coward
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      No. It is not very good

      because the phrase is syntactically invalid.

      It could potentially have been good, if the author had been capable of presenting her joke as a properly-formed English sentence.

      Such things do seem however to be becoming scarcer and scarcer on these pages.

      1. BorkedAgain
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        Re: No. It is not very good

        Well, it made me laugh. That counts as a successful joke in my book, but I guess I have must have a faulty syntax filter on my sense-of-humour circuits. Or, possibly, really low standards.

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  3. Anonymous Coward
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    Goatse deserves a place in the Internet Hall of Fame


  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    He wont see that 10k

    no chance he's going to sell 10k worth of email accounts.

    1. kyza

      Re: He wont see that 10k

      From the Gawker article...

      He's been promoting Goatse email on the cult internet forum Something Awful and the social news site Reddit, and says more than 4,000 people have signed up for a Goatse email invite.

      If half of them go on to pay the huge sum of $5, he's got his cash back.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: He wont see that 10k

      I bet he will. There seems to be a lot of interest from certain quarters in that subject:

  5. Richard Wharram

    I like the idea but...

    As someone who has handed out many a surprise link to that domain I'm thrilled with the idea in principle but it's the practicalities. Who would I use this domain to converse with? My mother? My business associates?

    More importantly, would I trust someone who buys a rectal-related domain with my email?

    1. hplasm
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      Re: I like the idea but...

      Perhaps anyone who needs an addy for '"we will not pass on your details ..." signups. Why not for $5? Better than a spam raddled Hotmail account- if you can still get one...

      1. Z-Eden

        Re: I like the idea but...

        Nice idea. Don't forget to construct a rather, shall we say, (in)appropriate autoresponder...

    2. rich0d

      Re: I like the idea but...

      From what I read this article as, it's a vanity forwarder... So on forums, giving out to your mates, geeky associates, you'd use this. Then gmail\hotmail\selfhosted\whatever for people who aren't from the internets.

  6. Buzzword

    I'm not falling for that

    Nice try, Reg, but I'm not falling for that.

    Although maybe it's a double-bluff, and the link actually goes to a Rick Astley video....

  7. I ain't Spartacus Gold badge


    Be very careful about clicking on any links in this comments thread...

  8. Stephen McLeod Blythe

    No matter how SFW the URL might be now, it's already blacklisted by countless corporate filters due to its nefarious past. Useless!

    1. Tim #3

      Surely that makes it eminently useful.

  9. Pete the not so great
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    Great email address

    to give to scum-bag recruitment agents :-)

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Great email address

      "Yes, I really am willing to bend over and open this wide for the right job."

  10. Petr0lhead

    Tried explaining to a younger colleague the whole goatse thing. Gave up in the end and told him to google it.


    IT police kicking the door down in 3....2....1....

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Pfft, kids of today, eh? Not even heard of goatse? Get off my lawn.

  11. Crisp

    Honestly, it's safe to look at now

    Yeah... Fool me once shame on you.

    Fool me twice...

  12. Richard Jukes

    erm, I'll chip in £20 if everyone else wishes to donate just so this cornerstone of internet 1.0 stays up, it has bought my priceless smirks - and embarassment too.

  13. Sloppy Crapmonster

    goatse shrine

    Sam Hocevar -- past Debian project leader -- has a shrine to goatse at

    *I* think it's funny, but I can also understand how people might disagree.

    1. Anonymous C0ward

      Re: goatse shrine Isn't that one of the many tentacles of Last Measure?

  14. M7S

    Thanks for the history lesson

    I never dared look from work. I'd always assumed it was a rude picture that involved on or more goats.

    Now I can appear to be more Trenneman than Moss when conversing with my peers.

    1. Anonymous Coward

      Re: Thanks for the history lesson

      It's almost as good as the 'gentleman chandalier' image.

  15. Anonymous Coward
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    Didn't it leave because of the dolphin related link on it, rather than hello.jpg?

    After coming back as and last seen at

    Email me if you want a pizza roll,

  16. sebacoustic

    is it just me...

    I was reminded of good old goatse when i saw a recent EverythingEverywhere billboard, bearing some text with a fain resemblance... just goes to show that what I saw in 1999 can't be unseen!

  17. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I don't like Facebook

    Good lad, where do I sign?

  18. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I can understand...

    ...why some people would want an email address hosted there - it's an undernet/geeky thing.

    I would not be surprised to see similar offerings evolve. Who want's a email address?

    1. Anonymous Coward
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      Missed some prime opportunities there

      By your rule's you mi's'sed out a few apostrophe's:

      * ADDRE'S'S

      * 'SURPRI'SED

      * OFFERING'S

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Missed some prime opportunities there

        I'm guessing from where the apostrophe was placed and by the rest of the meticulous grammar and spelling, you got trolled.

  19. Anonymous C0ward

    Was going to the site to have a look

    (volume turned down, and hand temporarily over screen) but I can't see anything without a NoScript exception. Not bloody likely.

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      Re: Was going to the site to have a look

      JPGs are typically silent.

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