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The goatse.cx domain has been suspended

By dave331 in Internet
Sat Jan 17, 2004 at 07:47:57 AM EST
Tags: News (all tags)
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The administrator of the .cx TLD has suddenly and without warning suspended the domain name goatse.cx. The infamous picture has been replaced by a message announcing the suspension.


The domain was suspended by the Christmas Island Internet Administration (CIIA) following the receipt of a complaint. According to the complaint form filed with the CIIA, the site was in violation of provisions (4) and (5) of the "compliance with law" section of the CIIA's Acceptable Use Policy. The sections read as follows:

4. Communication, publication, or distribution, either directly or by way of embedded links, of images or materials where that communication, publication, or distribution would constitute a criminal offense pursuant to the laws of the Commonwealth of Australia or the Territory of Christmas Island, including but not limited to pornographic material and images or materials that are obscene or indecent or any data that is or has been intentionally constructed to be manipulated into obscene or indecent images or material, whether incorporated directly into a .CX web site utilizing a .CX Domain, or made accessible via a link on a .CX Domain.

5. Communication publication or distribution of adult or obscene content or images by way of embedded links in unsolicited email, postings to news groups, internet forums, notices to instant messaging programs, where the internet user is not explicitly made aware that by clicking on the link they would be directly exposed to adult or obscene content.

Based on provision (5), it appears that the complaint has as much to do with the practice of hiding links to the site in internet discussions, newsgroups, and the like as with the actual content of the site.

Under the policies of the CIIA, the owner of the goatse.cx domain has 60 days to respond to the complaint or the suspension of the domain will be made permanent. The official complaint filed against the owner of the domain, which includes an explanation of the complaint procedure, is available at http://www.nic.cx/complaints/goatse.cx/aup.noticeofcomplaint.pdf.

The CIIA has a forum in which this issue is being discussed. Be warned, the forum allows the posting of images directly into the forum. Needless to say, this is an invitation for abuse and the forum is not safe for work. There is also a petition up at PetitionOnline to have the domain reinstated.

Under the CIIA's policy, a domain will not be suspended unless a complaint is filed. The site is only now being taken down because previously, no one had complained about the site.

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What should the .cx administrator do?
o Make the suspension permanent 20%
o Restore the domain 15%
o Restore the domain and apologize 25%
o Be forced to watch hello.jpg, like in that Stanley Kubrick movie 10%
o Make goatse.cx a redirect to oralse.cx 4%
o Make goatse.cx a redirect to k5 3%
o Make goatse.cx a redirect to Slashdot 12%
o Report to Gitmo; goatse.cx was Bush's secret plan to destroy k5 and /. 7%

Votes: 337
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o Acceptable Use Policy
o http://www .nic.cx/complaints/goatse.cx/aup.noticeofcomplaint.pdf
o a forum
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o PetitionOn line
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The goatse.cx domain has been suspended | 114 comments (105 topical, 9 editorial, 8 hidden)
So... (1.50 / 12) (#4)
by V on Fri Jan 16, 2004 at 01:27:25 AM EST

goatse is getting the ax because it has been used a billion times as an internet passage ritual?

Shouldn't the guy at the site be the one doing the trolling?

V.
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Internet _passage_ ritual? (1.55 / 9) (#39)
by meaningless pseudonym on Sat Jan 17, 2004 at 01:23:08 PM EST

Er...

[ Parent ]
Goatse is getting the axe because (2.00 / 3) (#71)
by bhtooefr on Sun Jan 18, 2004 at 01:11:00 PM EST

the content definitely falls under obscene, and the TOS for a .cx domain say that no obscene or pornographic content. Plus, the fact that his dick is in the photo doesn't help them one bit.
I'm too lazy to put my sig here. Go to /., fool.
[ Parent ]
+1SP (1.35 / 20) (#5)
by gilrain on Fri Jan 16, 2004 at 08:28:55 AM EST

Look guys, at least one of these suckers needs to go up for posterity.

What are you all talking about? (2.09 / 11) (#6)
by Tyler Durden on Fri Jan 16, 2004 at 09:01:43 AM EST

I can still access http://goatse.cx/ and http://www.goatse.cx/ ... what the hell?  Forced page reload too.  What's the real deal?

This whole censorship thing is pretty stupid though.  If someone wants to paste pictures of gaping anuses on their web page, then fine.  I don't like Rush Limbaugh and find his face offensive, but I don't go around complaining to domain registrars about it.

Jesus Christ, EVERYONE is a troll here at k5, even the editors, even rusty! -- LilDebbie

cached dns (2.60 / 10) (#8)
by horny smurf on Fri Jan 16, 2004 at 11:05:57 AM EST

your DNS server probably has the old ip cached -- it's been suspended in the root .cx record db.

Or maybe you have a goatse.cx entry in /etc/hosts :)

[ Parent ]

TTL (2.55 / 9) (#24)
by Jed Smith on Fri Jan 16, 2004 at 11:24:43 PM EST

The domain was up for a couple days due to stagnant DNS caches at local Internet service providers -- IIRC, the maximum an ISP can store a DNS record without reverifying it is 3 days (72 hours). This is called TTL, or Time to Live.

My ISP caches for 24 hours, so I had an opportunity to see the owner of goatse.cx making a big plea on his site for help.
_____
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[ Parent ]

TTL (slight correction) (2.42 / 7) (#32)
by frozencrow on Sat Jan 17, 2004 at 11:25:57 AM EST

Sorry, I'm feeling pedantic today.

You're correct about the caching part--things take a while to fall out of your local resolver's cache, and during that time you'll get "old" values. However, the time limits explaination is a little off.

ISPs do not define the TTL. TTL is part of the answer that is returned for any DNS query, and this value is not really required to be anything other than "something sensible." Typical values for Internet TTLs are between 1 hour and 2 weeks. An ISP can, of course, tell its nameservers to override the values specified by the domain owner, but such capability is typically only used to override very low or very high values. It's usually pretty dumb to override TTLs that are not causing operational problems. The person publishing the record is typically going to be a far better judge of what the TTL should be than some random ISP.

[ Parent ]

no compassion from me (1.76 / 17) (#7)
by dimaq on Fri Jan 16, 2004 at 10:06:57 AM EST

even if I admit what I dislike are those [insert favourite swear words here] who somehow feel so much for the content of the site in question and vow to spread the links to it everywhere they can lay their keyboards on.

If you want it back (2.25 / 20) (#10)
by b1t r0t on Fri Jan 16, 2004 at 01:00:52 PM EST

Just add the following line to your hosts file:

198.247.175.96 goatse.cx

Sorry, this still won't let you troll with it (at least not until someone makes a Windows virus that adds it to everybody's hosts file), but it does give you a chance to relive the Good Ol' Days when the NASDAQ topped 5000.

-- Indymedia: the fanfiction.net of journalism.

SnipURL is your friend (1.57 / 7) (#31)
by philwise on Sat Jan 17, 2004 at 09:50:52 AM EST

For example: "If you think Dell were the first to do this then you really haven't been on the internet long enough. I remember when all this was trees... PDP11... This guy[snipurl.com] has being making these out of a backroom for years--he is a really great guy and I've spoken to him a few times"
Easy.
--
(presenter) "So, altogether now, what are we?"
(audience) "We are all Free Thinkers."
[ Parent ]
ít's a small world (none / 3) (#46)
by pantagruel on Sat Jan 17, 2004 at 04:35:16 PM EST

coulda sworn it used to be bigger.

[ Parent ]
Picture of the woman who suspended the account (2.10 / 28) (#12)
by Armada on Fri Jan 16, 2004 at 02:18:53 PM EST

The following is a link to a picture of the woman who suspended goatse.cx

http://web.archive.org/web/20030214010757/http://training.edu.cx/rhonda.html

If this story doesn't make it through the submission process I'm out of here. There's piddly websites with extremely small userbases out there that post more valid info on legitimate technology and Internet culture newsworthy items in a shorter amount of time.

On any given day there are twice as many trolls as valid posts in the nested comments.

Must admit... (1.75 / 8) (#50)
by NightInWhiteSatin22091955 on Sat Jan 17, 2004 at 08:39:56 PM EST

...I'd do her, but then I'm absurdly horny

[ Parent ]
rhona (1.50 / 3) (#83)
by jago25 on Mon Jan 19, 2004 at 06:10:42 AM EST

deface, cut and paste porn trick and post to friends and family? ;)

[ Parent ]
So what? (1.06 / 33) (#13)
by kitten on Fri Jan 16, 2004 at 02:20:56 PM EST

This is significant, important, or interesting because...?
mirrorshades radio - darkwave, synthpop, industrial, futurepop.
...what? (2.15 / 13) (#14)
by Armada on Fri Jan 16, 2004 at 02:29:07 PM EST

... cause unlike you, many of us are from locations where goatse.cx is a legend, one of those websites that everyone inadvertently clicked on at least once in their lives and lived with bitter regret for falling for the trick.

As much as we loathed the site, it was the bastion of free speech. Knowing that such a site could exist ensured that our actions on the Internet, no matter how apparently vile, compared in no way to the pure evil emanating from the forbidden .cx domain.

To put it more bluntly:
First they came for the Jews
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for the Communists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for me
and there was no one left
to speak out for me.

Pastor Martin Niemöller

[ Parent ]

Yes, yes. (1.39 / 23) (#19)
by kitten on Fri Jan 16, 2004 at 03:38:14 PM EST

It's the collapse of civilization, oh the horror, they'll be coming for you next.

Sorry. I'm glad you think it's funny and all, but seriously speaking, I think it's just fucking retarded. The site itself was retarded, the uproar about it was retarded, and I for one don't give a flying rat's ass that it's been taken down. It affects nobody and nothing, other than those who think it's a riot to make a big deal over something so inane.
mirrorshades radio - darkwave, synthpop, industrial, futurepop.
[ Parent ]
Damn, that's hilarious (none / 3) (#70)
by bhtooefr on Sun Jan 18, 2004 at 01:07:58 PM EST

when you get modded down (presumably as troll) for being ANTI-goatse!
I'm too lazy to put my sig here. Go to /., fool.
[ Parent ]
Goatse as the bastion of WWW free speech? (2.36 / 11) (#23)
by jargonCCNA on Fri Jan 16, 2004 at 08:53:31 PM EST

Goatse was years behind the game for subvertively advocating free speech on the Web. Rotten.com took that title in 1996. Goatse exists for one reason -- to help /. and k5 trolls do their "job" with less effort.
--
Website Developer. Network Technician. Software Designer. Freelance Geek.

"Is it dead?" "I can't believe that just fuckin' happened! Oh my God!" - Rocco and Murph, The Boondock Saints
[ Parent ]
The thing is... (none / 3) (#78)
by bhtooefr on Sun Jan 18, 2004 at 09:38:20 PM EST

Goatse is a standing joke, and some people can even tell when they're being tinyurled to goatse just from the tinyurl. Unfortunately, trolls are going to more extreme measures, both because goatse and tubgirl are getting old, and that goatse is now shut down, such as Last Measure. Last Measure is a bitch to eliminate from Internet Explorer - I looked at the code, and the most evil parts of the script attack IE. The only way you could stop Last Measure on IE is to telnet into the box, and kill the iexplore.exe processes from there (but that won't work on 99.9% of systems). It even attacks Opera with pop-up control set to requested popups only and JavaScript on, but not nearly as badly. Also, I'm going to bring up this point for the trolls who complain about goatse.cx being gone: the .cx registrar's policy DOES say no obscene (a guy spreading his asshole open far enough to stick a kid's head in counts as obscene by anyone's standards - that's why there's so much shock value) or pornographic (his dick hanging in the bottom of hello.jpg would certainly count in many interpretations) content.
I'm too lazy to put my sig here. Go to /., fool.
[ Parent ]
Doesn't Dan's gallery predate rotten.com? (none / 3) (#85)
by Gully Foyle on Mon Jan 19, 2004 at 12:04:41 PM EST

Pretty famous in its day.

If you weren't picked on in school you were doing something wrong - kableh
[ Parent ]

First they came for the goatse.cx man... (none / 2) (#98)
by Russell Dovey on Tue Jan 20, 2004 at 02:09:43 PM EST

and I did not speak out
because I was not a Receiver.
then they came for the tubgirl
and I did not speak out
because dude, seriously

"Blessed are the cracked, for they let in the light." - Spike Milligan
[ Parent ]

feh (1.20 / 5) (#51)
by urprayers on Sat Jan 17, 2004 at 09:17:39 PM EST

This from someone who has a blog containing such gloriously fetid pieces of wisdom as this:

Sometimes I hate you for making me think you care, again, but I still believe in your lies.

[ Parent ]

Interestingly enough (2.19 / 21) (#15)
by Big Sexxy Joe on Fri Jan 16, 2004 at 02:33:49 PM EST

I've never been tricked into looking at goatse.  I think I didn't go at first because I could see that the link didn't go where it said it would.  I think I was also put off by the domain name.  I eventually went out of curiousity though.  And I didn't know about the dolphin sex link until yesterday.

Oh well, truly a Christmas Island icon.

I'm like Jesus, only better.
Democracy Now! - your daily, uncensored, corporate-free grassroots news hour

I did, though... (2.09 / 11) (#21)
by Valdrax on Fri Jan 16, 2004 at 03:49:12 PM EST

I did, though it took me fully two years to be convinced that it wasn't a photoshopped fraud, which was the fantasy that my mind mercifully retreated into after my brief glance.  I had to read something about a colon surgery where someone's rectum was forcefully dialated to that width before I believed it.

It really did teach me to hover over every single link to verify that it goes somewhere reasonable, though.  Even then, I'm wary due to having been tricked a second time by someone who stuck in on a website that looked like it was in the forums of an OS advocacy website that didn't really exist.

Personally, I'm glad to see it gone.

[ Parent ]

Obviously (2.41 / 17) (#22)
by sticky on Fri Jan 16, 2004 at 08:15:16 PM EST

You just didn't look at it enough times. Some of us gladly clicked on the link at every chance just to see that friendly, smiling anus.


Don't eat the shrimp.---God
[ Parent ]
I'd rather wonder (1.00 / 15) (#25)
by dipierro on Sat Jan 17, 2004 at 01:06:08 AM EST

>I eventually went out of curiousity though. And you still don't think you were tricked?

[ Parent ]
I'd rather wonder (1.92 / 13) (#26)
by dipierro on Sat Jan 17, 2004 at 01:06:43 AM EST

>I eventually went out of curiousity though.

And you still don't think you were tricked?

[ Parent ]

No (2.37 / 8) (#40)
by Big Sexxy Joe on Sat Jan 17, 2004 at 02:23:19 PM EST

I saw the link many times and knew it would be something disguting or bad.  At the time I was unaware that there were things so disgusting that I couldn't handle them.  Goatse taught me a very valuable lesson.

I'm like Jesus, only better.
Democracy Now! - your daily, uncensored, corporate-free grassroots news hour
[ Parent ]
AOL (2.40 / 5) (#88)
by Dr O on Mon Jan 19, 2004 at 06:50:35 PM EST

> Goatse taught me a very valuable lesson.

Yeah, me too. I'm a professional designer, I manipulate digital images every day, so I knew if I wanted EVER to find out whether this was a fake I'd have to look at it closer. It wouldn't let me go. I HAD to know.

Funny, first it taught me that after seven years online, there STILL were things that could disgust me.

And then it taught me that you get used to anything.

Goatse, Lemonparty, tubgirl, I've seen them all. They don't disgust me any more. When I first saw tubgirl, I actually appreciated the mastery of the photographer.

Not getting disgusted at anything is a Good Thing(tm). Goatse was an important step to get there. If it's really gone, I'll miss it. Hell, I even found out it's suspended myself, trying to gross out a co-worker.

In case you're interested in a professional opinion regarding the authenticity of the image on goatse.cx, I think it's real. There is even a series of images (of which hello.jpg is only one) where goatse man opens his anus and inserts lots of stuff into it. Those are real, too.

And well, to those stupid idiots: He's definitely not a girl.
I love deadlines. I especially like the whooshing sound they make as they go flying by. - Douglas Adams
[ Parent ]

curiosity killed the cat (2.42 / 14) (#27)
by horny smurf on Sat Jan 17, 2004 at 01:38:03 AM EST

Personally, I'd rather go there by accident than because I was "curious". Not that there's anything wrong with that.

[ Parent ]
Be forced to watch hello.jpg... (1.81 / 11) (#16)
by James A C Joyce on Fri Jan 16, 2004 at 02:41:21 PM EST

...shouldn't that be hello.mpeg?

I bought this account on eBay

Actually, (none / 3) (#66)
by bhtooefr on Sun Jan 18, 2004 at 10:20:24 AM EST

it'd be hello.gif. Go into the forums of nic.cx - there's a GIF of "anal exercises" - the goatse gap ZIP file that was on their site, and hello.jpg. Urgh. At least it's not Last Measure, though. Wait a sec, if this were /., you'd be on my foes list for Last Measure being your homepage! In fact, you are (your UID on /. IS 733782, is it not?)! BTW, Earthlink cached DNS on Goatse - I was still able to get there...
I'm too lazy to put my sig here. Go to /., fool.
[ Parent ]
But what music... (none / 3) (#90)
by SoupIsGoodFood on Mon Jan 19, 2004 at 07:11:48 PM EST

...should be played in the background?

[ Parent ]
EFFING APPROVE THIS ALREADY (1.58 / 24) (#17)
by UncannyVortex on Fri Jan 16, 2004 at 02:57:19 PM EST

Put this on the front page, dammit!  The K5 culture demands it show up there.

It's kind of like having a funeral for a family member.  You wouldn't deny them a final act of public recognition in their passing, so why deny it to the Goatse Man??

Hmmm?

I didn't care before, I don't now (-1) (1.00 / 36) (#18)
by lukme on Fri Jan 16, 2004 at 03:21:28 PM EST




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It's awfully hard to fly with eagles when you're a turkey.
Oh no, I'm not falling for that one again. -nt- (2.11 / 27) (#30)
by shigelojoe on Sat Jan 17, 2004 at 08:26:12 AM EST



Goatse: Internet Rite Of Passage? (2.46 / 15) (#41)
by Pope Fez on Sat Jan 17, 2004 at 02:30:44 PM EST

Seeing that this site encompasses both the Internet AND Culture (in general), should we consider anyone being tricked into surfing to the notorious Goatse site as a new rite of passage for our age? Every society, groups of people, et al., have their rituals in greeting new arrivals to that particular group. So a new person to the Internet, being tricked into seeing Goatse, is just continuing a new paradigm (GOD! I love that word!) on the old human, "Newbie", greeting ritual. Besides, Goatse isn't -that- bad when you consider other rites of passages, such as college hazings, masonic rituals, and accountant spankings. POPE FEZ
------------ [B]POPE FEZ[/B], Pope Of All Pagans
Support goatse.cx (1.66 / 12) (#42)
by Jumery on Sat Jan 17, 2004 at 03:21:24 PM EST

Support goatse.cx, and its bullshit that it was suppose to be 'pornographic', it was suppose to be gross.

Stop internet censorship!

pornography (2.00 / 5) (#56)
by horny smurf on Sun Jan 18, 2004 at 12:37:23 AM EST

To me, pornography should be based on the creator's intent (with a smattering of what a reasonable person would think of it).

For example, the half-naked ladies modelling bikinis, bras, and panties in the Sunday paper advertisements might give me a hard-on, but they're not pornographic.

And a picture of a 5 year old taking a bath isn't (hopefully) pornographic, whereas a picture of a barely legal teen rub-a-dub-dubbing probably is.

If you do a google search, you can find an interview with the goatse man, in which he states that he is not gay and that he does it for the feeling it gives him. To me, goatse.cx was purely shock value, and there was nothing pornographic or even sexual about it.

[ Parent ]

Goatse man interview (none / 2) (#89)
by Dr O on Mon Jan 19, 2004 at 07:07:57 PM EST

Okay, I googled this interview and this is definitely a troll. A friend of mine is an emergency doctor, and you definitely don't put candles up your ass and get them out again without help. They melt and cause quite a mess (and pain). We had lots of funny evenings with the doc when he told us about all that stuff people put in their asses, all of which needs to be operated out, BTW. I won't start talking about all the other funny stuff he told us. ;)
I love deadlines. I especially like the whooshing sound they make as they go flying by. - Douglas Adams
[ Parent ]
Was this the one... (none / 2) (#97)
by NightInWhiteSatin22091955 on Tue Jan 20, 2004 at 01:47:26 PM EST

...by that French guy, PLL57 or whatever his name is - with the coke bottles and the ball?
If so that wasn't the real Goatse Man - the Frenchies' knob was smaller for a start

[ Parent ]
Yup (none / 2) (#112)
by Dr O on Fri Jan 23, 2004 at 04:22:21 AM EST

Yes it was, but actually I think it was the same person because of the shape of his anus. As I type this I find it strange that I even consider this a criterium for recognizing people.

"Hi, I'm PL775, you know me!"
-"Well, I dunno, can I see your butt?"

I love deadlines. I especially like the whooshing sound they make as they go flying by. - Douglas Adams
[ Parent ]

I Agree. (none / 3) (#91)
by Jumery on Mon Jan 19, 2004 at 10:23:28 PM EST

I agree with you.

[ Parent ]
sad (1.70 / 20) (#43)
by anonymous pancake on Sat Jan 17, 2004 at 03:48:14 PM EST

This is worse than september 11... The worst tragedy in the last 10 years in popular culture...

Rhonda thanks for ruining the internet...

I believe a wake is in order...


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. <---- This is not a period, it is actually a very small drawing of the prophet mohhamed.

Just heard the sad news on talk radio. (2.14 / 14) (#44)
by it certainly is on Sat Jan 17, 2004 at 03:50:22 PM EST

Two things about the goatse.cx issue strike me as rather odd:
  1. If you visit goatse.cx, you are greeted by a page written by the goatse.cx site owners themselves, insulting the .cx registry. Good old goatse.cx is one click away. The receiver favicon is still there. That's hardly what I'd call "suspension". If I were to suspend a domain, I'd point the DNS records away from their servers and point it at one that the NIC controlled. Anything less than that is not a suspension.
  2. The paragraph in the complaint about dolphins:
    I appreciate that the Christmas Island community takes immense pride in it's[sic] natural beauty - of which the spinning dolphins are an important part, and note that the links to the dolphin sex web site would have been highly offensive to the users of the IT Centre, particularity children.
    I can only understand this non sequitur in the context of a foreigner writing to the NIC admins, trying to curry favour by mentioning their local symbols -- but the complaint is supposedly by a local NIC staffer.
So, to summarise: YHBT. YHL. HAND.

kur0shin.org -- it certainly is

Godwin's law [...] is impossible to violate except with an infinitely long thread that doesn't mention nazis.

You must been getting a cached DNS record (2.28 / 7) (#48)
by wcooley on Sat Jan 17, 2004 at 07:45:28 PM EST

You must been getting a cached DNS record, because it doesn't resolve for me. They probably put up the letter you mentioned right after the registration was suspended and only people with a cached record (or hosts entry) can reach it.
secure email servers
[ Parent ]
Yup (1.28 / 7) (#49)
by S1ack3rThanThou on Sat Jan 17, 2004 at 07:53:15 PM EST

Same here.

Plenty of classic and better than classic goatse.cx in the forums though...

"Remember what the dormouse said, feed your head..."
[ Parent ]

What is the IP address? (none / 1) (#110)
by A55M0NKEY on Thu Jan 22, 2004 at 04:25:30 PM EST

Then people would still be able to post fake links to it...

[ Parent ]
GOATSE.CX DEAD AT 54 (1.04 / 21) (#45)
by handybundler on Sat Jan 17, 2004 at 04:18:04 PM EST

truly an american icon.

From the forum (funny) (2.50 / 22) (#47)
by IriseLenoir on Sat Jan 17, 2004 at 05:58:22 PM EST

"To be 100% serious for a second, you should realize that Goatse was the biggest advertisement for your .cx domain. Most people (at least that I know) have never even heard of the Christmas Islands, and you just killed the reason why people buy .cx domains."

It's funny cause it's true.

Or another one that sumarise a lot of other comments..

"The disappearance of goatse.cx from the Internet marks a sad day indeed for the whole world.  In a world of sanitised corporate websites, bland and inoffensive blogs, and piles upon piles of marketing sludge, goatse meant something.  It was a ray of hope cutting through the mediocrity of the Internet, and warming our hearts."

You can really see he's gotten used to marketing sludge, can't you. Too much crack, I say.
"liberty is the mother of order, not its daughter" - Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

nic.cx forum (none / 2) (#84)
by UncannyVortex on Mon Jan 19, 2004 at 11:33:21 AM EST

You know what really sucks?  They deleted the entire thread.  :-(

And all comments on nic.cx now have to be approved by their moderator before they will appear.

Dillwads.


[ Parent ]

RAY of HOPE?! (1.00 / 4) (#100)
by niku on Tue Jan 20, 2004 at 02:49:18 PM EST

"The disappearance of goatse.cx from the Internet marks a sad day indeed for the whole world. In a world of sanitised corporate websites, bland and inoffensive blogs, and piles upon piles of marketing sludge, goatse meant something. It was a ray of hope cutting through the mediocrity of the Internet, and warming our hearts."

I'm completely against censorship - I think anyone has the right to do anything as long as it doesn't hurt someone else, and even that's OK as long as the person being hurt is OK with it -- but a ray of hope?! Come on. It was dumb, gross, offensive, and hardly an ispiration. You know what is an insparation? Internet journalists in china who are being thrown in jail for critisizing the government. I know that quote was (mostly) in jest, but there really are people using the internet for what many people hoped it would become and we should look at them and be proud, not look at some idiot who likes putting watermelons in his ass or whatever the hell he does.
--
Nicholas Bernstein, Technologist, artist, etc.
http://nicholasbernstein.com
[ Parent ]

YHBT. HAND. [nt] (none / 0) (#117)
by emmons on Mon May 10, 2004 at 03:02:12 AM EST



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In the beginning the universe was created. This has made a lot of people angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.
-Douglas Adams

[ Parent ]
I have no remorse (1.71 / 14) (#52)
by mcbridematt on Sat Jan 17, 2004 at 09:46:36 PM EST

I, myself, while not supporting censorship in any way, have no remorse for Matt Miller (the guy who operates goatse.cx and it's mirror: hick.org/goat/). As far as I'm concered, he commited an act of DNS pollution by registering for a domain in a TLD which he has nothing to do with the country/state in question (in this case, Christmas Island).

3rd world pollution laws. (2.60 / 10) (#53)
by it certainly is on Sat Jan 17, 2004 at 10:35:35 PM EST

Considering that .cx, .to, .tv, .at and .nu registries (to name a few) have been falling over themselves to sell to the international market, it's not exactly Matt Miller's fault.

Now, if only Eritrea would open up their domain registry to non-Eritreans... what I'd do for the fuck.er domain...

kur0shin.org -- it certainly is

Godwin's law [...] is impossible to violate except with an infinitely long thread that doesn't mention nazis.
[ Parent ]

Even better... bugg.er (1.75 / 3) (#64)
by bigchris on Sun Jan 18, 2004 at 08:16:54 AM EST



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I Hate Jesus: -1: Bible thumper
kpaul: YAAT. YHL. HAND. btw, YAHWEH wins ;) [mt]
[ Parent ]
Yep (none / 1) (#114)
by Pakaran on Sun Jan 25, 2004 at 12:53:44 AM EST

Some of the smaller nations are making significant money selling their domain rights. The issue this guy is having is that he choose a registry that enforces terms of service - the big .com and .org registries couldn't care less what you put up as long as it's legal.

[ Parent ]
.us vs .com - TLDs (none / 2) (#103)
by egeland on Wed Jan 21, 2004 at 12:55:57 AM EST

And how many people/companies in the USA use the .us TLD, in preference to the (by your definition) "polluting" .com "TLD" ?
Not to mention .org or .net...


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Some interesting quotes
[ Parent ]
This could actually be a good thing. (2.33 / 12) (#57)
by King of Prussia on Sun Jan 18, 2004 at 02:58:36 AM EST

Despite my eternal love for ole Bob Goatse, the use of his homepage as a shock tactic was becoming tired and repetitive. Internet Trolls have relied on the link for far too long, leading to its mass acceptance as part of an internet culture. Perhaps, now that it is gone sporting trolls will refrain from using unknown mirror links, and will instead move on to newer, better links.

This could lead to a better internet experience for all of us, as instead of constantly seeing the same old distended anus, new and wonderful images will be substituted. My personal favourite for some time has been Lemonparty, which depicts a homosexual act between two elderly men. While this does not have the shock value of a gaping anus accompanied by a pendulous, fleshy member, it is nonetheless disquieting to see unexpectedly.

Other options include The Pain Series, which depicts a series of gruesome mutations and injuries, alongside the original goatse image. Last Measure is also an effective way to shock somebody, although I will leave it up to the reader to discover its delights.

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Last Measure (2.00 / 3) (#62)
by mumble on Sun Jan 18, 2004 at 07:52:35 AM EST

Just my humble opinion, but Last Measure is posatively EVIL. Give me plain old Goatse ANY day. If you are offended by goatse, be warned about LastMeasure.

Having said that, if you do venture over there, please post your response here, so I can wallow in your misfortune(or something.)

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"I've grown weary of googling the solutions to my many problems" - MDC.
[ Parent ]

Somehow... (2.00 / 4) (#73)
by CtrlBR on Sun Jan 18, 2004 at 02:08:33 PM EST

..they managed to bypass Mozilla anti-popup protection...

Nice job. I'm not hungry anymore...

If no-one thinks you're a freedom fighter than you're probably not a terrorist.
-- Parent ]
Yikes! (none / 2) (#94)
by NoNeeeed on Tue Jan 20, 2004 at 08:17:40 AM EST

I really should know better.

How *did* they get past the pop-up protection in Opera.

[ Parent ]

An ode to goatse (2.56 / 25) (#59)
by komet on Sun Jan 18, 2004 at 05:25:25 AM EST

To the tune of "American Pie" by Don McLean

A long long time ago
I can still remember how that image used to burn my eyes
And I knew if I had my chance
I could hide a link in a rant
and maybe they'd be pissed off for a while.
But January made me shiver
with every link-troll I deliver
Bad links on the doorstep, I couldn't take one more step.
I can't remember if I cried
when I heard about his orphaned site
But something touched me deep inside
the day the goatse died.

So bye bye to the goatse site
Put his fingers up his asshole and his asshole was wide.
Yeah these old trolls were on Slashdot and K5
Singing this will be the day the Net dies
This will be the day the Net dies.


YOU HAVE NO CHANCE TO SURVIVE MAKE YOUR TIME.

Ode To Goatse... (1.50 / 3) (#69)
by Pope Fez on Sun Jan 18, 2004 at 12:54:29 PM EST

Buddy Holly begins spinning in his grave at 1200 r.p.m.... --
------------ [B]POPE FEZ[/B], Pope Of All Pagans
[ Parent ]
Buddy Holly? (none / 3) (#95)
by B'Trey on Tue Jan 20, 2004 at 10:08:54 AM EST

While the song is often said to be about Buddy Holly (McLean refuses to say what it's about), it was written and performed by Don McLean, who's still with us.

[ Parent ]
*sniff* (1.50 / 3) (#75)
by sticky on Sun Jan 18, 2004 at 05:53:03 PM EST

That was beautiful.


Don't eat the shrimp.---God
[ Parent ]
Warning! (1.41 / 12) (#63)
by bigchris on Sun Jan 18, 2004 at 08:15:08 AM EST

This is just an obvious troll to get us all to go to the goatse.cx site! Don't believe the man!

Be warned... YHBT.

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I Hate Jesus: -1: Bible thumper
kpaul: YAAT. YHL. HAND. btw, YAHWEH wins ;) [mt]

The best bit... (1.83 / 6) (#65)
by bigbtommy on Sun Jan 18, 2004 at 09:27:53 AM EST

On the petition you linked to...
"Goatse.cx | Because your worth it!"

Hmm. I think a sig line might be coming from that.
-- bbCity.co.uk - When I see kids, I speed up

OH NOE (1.20 / 5) (#74)
by redrum on Sun Jan 18, 2004 at 05:11:55 PM EST

I'M MISSING IT ALREADY I NEED MY GOATSE FIX

I guess everyone will just use conese.ath.cx now.. (2.00 / 9) (#76)
by philwise on Sun Jan 18, 2004 at 08:47:35 PM EST

It looks like the conese.ath.cx has finally nailed goatse.cx in the troll-war. Much as goatse will be missed, I think we can all agree that conese, even though it is currently listed incorrectly on wikipedia.org as a 'parody', will be the future.

goatse is dead! Long live conese!
--
(presenter) "So, altogether now, what are we?"
(audience) "We are all Free Thinkers."
Hmm (1.45 / 11) (#77)
by Morimoto Masaharu on Sun Jan 18, 2004 at 09:27:43 PM EST

I'm not for censorship in any way, shape, or form, but why should I support people whose sole goal is to play stupidass pranks on unsuspecting people?
«This is Mr. Yoshida on your favorite vegetables.»
My own encounter with the forces of censorship. (2.58 / 12) (#79)
by Apuleius on Sun Jan 18, 2004 at 10:27:27 PM EST

------- Forwarded Message
Kia Orana

Pleae provide us with proof that you are a legitimate company and the reflection the domain has on the company.

Do you have a my.com or any other related domain?

Regards
Mitchell Tutangata
Oyster .CK domain registrations

- -----Original Message-----
From: Apuleius [mailto:Ihatespamm@MIT.EDU]=20
Posted At: Wednesday, 5 November 2003 12:03 p.m.
Posted To: Internet Customer Support
Conversation: Domain registration.
Subject: Domain registration.


Hello,


I would like to register the domain "my.co.ck" for my up and coming startup company, Minoan Yerkes, Incorporated. I'd be much obliged if you could fax the form and related info to (USA country code 1)=20 617 XXX XXXX

Much obliged,

Apuleius

------- End of Forwarded Message


There is a time and a place for everything, and it's called college. (The South Park chef)
They deleted the 9 page forum topic (2.00 / 4) (#81)
by sticky on Mon Jan 19, 2004 at 02:37:33 AM EST

On the CIAA site.  

Dammit, I could only get screens of the last page.


Don't eat the shrimp.---God

You mean those parody pics? (none / 2) (#96)
by phr on Tue Jan 20, 2004 at 10:20:55 AM EST

Check your web cache, you may still have them.

[ Parent ]
I am very disappointed in you all. (2.44 / 18) (#82)
by AmberEyes on Mon Jan 19, 2004 at 03:35:23 AM EST

This story should have been titled:

"Humorless asshole complains about humorless asshole."

I implore Rusty to fix this immediately.

-AmberEyes


"But you [AmberEyes] have never admitted defeat your entire life, so why should you start now. It seems the only perfect human being since Jesus Christ himself is in our presence." -my Uncle Dean
Well, at least there's still tubgirl (1.60 / 5) (#86)
by DantePicante on Mon Jan 19, 2004 at 01:46:08 PM EST

Hmm, I think that there's some resemblance:
She who took down goatse
Another woman

I think maybe goatse was taking away some tubgirl hits?

Anyway, there's still tubgirl and lemon party, not to mention the many wonderful pictures at Rotten.Com.

-DantePicante

Don't forget... (2.25 / 3) (#87)
by NightInWhiteSatin22091955 on Mon Jan 19, 2004 at 06:18:21 PM EST

...tubgirl was originally at rotten.com



[ Parent ]
Ewwww (2.00 / 5) (#92)
by Jumery on Mon Jan 19, 2004 at 10:25:38 PM EST

That woman who took down goatse.cx is grosser then goatse.cx .


[ Parent ]
You mean those parody pics? (none / 3) (#93)
by phr on Tue Jan 20, 2004 at 05:14:12 AM EST

Check your web cache, maybe you still have them.

Hah! Restore and apologise has 69 votes! (2.25 / 4) (#99)
by Russell Dovey on Tue Jan 20, 2004 at 02:10:38 PM EST

That's just beautiful. The net fights back!

"Blessed are the cracked, for they let in the light." - Spike Milligan

Freedom (2.00 / 3) (#102)
by egeland on Wed Jan 21, 2004 at 12:39:34 AM EST

"I might not agree with what you say, but I will fight to the death defending your right to say it."

(This is from memory, so it's probably paraphrased)


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Some interesting quotes
[ Parent ]

Voltaire's comment (none / 2) (#108)
by geoswan on Thu Jan 22, 2004 at 09:54:22 AM EST

Often, on the internet, some correspondents can be very, very repetitive. One wag paraphrased Voltaire thusly:

I may agree with everything you said. But I will kill you if you say it again.


[ Parent ]
Stealth goatse (2.20 / 5) (#104)
by UncannyVortex on Wed Jan 21, 2004 at 12:10:47 PM EST

In case anyone is still following the nic.cx forum, I just had a comment approved by their moderator. The comment includes a link, which the moderator obviously didn't check. I find this funny.

Admittedly quite juvenile, but funny.

No, Wrong (none / 2) (#107)
by Lethyos on Thu Jan 22, 2004 at 08:13:16 AM EST

Just because you’re offended by the message doesn’t mean everyone else is. Censorship is always a bad idea because who can ultimately say what’s acceptable and what’s not? The government? Christians? What about people who hate left-wing web sites like K5? No, you are very wrong. The only thing that should be banned is censorship itself.



earth, my body; water, my blood; air, my breath; fire, my spirit
re: No, Wrong (none / 1) (#109)
by UncannyVortex on Thu Jan 22, 2004 at 01:11:58 PM EST

who are you contradicting??

[ Parent ]
Goatse.cx RIP (1.27 / 11) (#113)
by kiwipeso on Sat Jan 24, 2004 at 06:28:25 PM EST

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Kaos operating system creator.
how sad (none / 0) (#116)
by UncannyVortex on Thu Jan 29, 2004 at 10:59:47 AM EST

Nobody is posting to this topic anymore.

That makes baby goatse cry.


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