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Goatse.cx
Goatse.fr homepage.png
Screenshot of goatse.fr, a mirror site of the original goatse.cx
URL http://www.goatse.cx/
Commercial? No
Type of site shock site
Available language(s) English
Launched 1999
Current status For sale
Goatse.cx (pronounced either "/goʊtsi: dɒt si: ɛks/" or "/goʊt sɛks/") was an Internet shock site. Its front page featured a picture, hello.jpg, showing a naked man stretching his anus to a large size with both hands, with the inside of his rectum clearly visible. .Below his gaping anus, his dangling penis and scrotum are visible, as well as a ring on the ring finger of his left hand.^ As a very left of left lady (I'm even left handed) I have noticed this as well.
  • Daily Kos: Time Magazine's cover girl this week... 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

The image, originally named gap3.jpg, originates from a set of forty images called gap.zip. In those images, the man uses dildos and butt plugs to stretch his anus. The images were located by Stile Project and are also available from the "Contrib" section of the goatse.cx website.

Contents

Website

.Goatse.cx had four sections, two of which had images intended to shock the viewer, including the "Receiver", the main index page containing the titular hello.jpg image, the "Giver," an edited photograph of a man reclining with an oversized penis reaching up to his chest (contributing to an anal sex joke between the two images, suggesting that the man is stretching is anus to fit the giant penis), a Feedback page containing user e-mails, and the "Contrib" page, a collection of homages and parodies of the Goatse images sent in by users.^ Visualize the infamous goatse.cx image.
  • Daily Kos: Time Magazine's cover girl this week... 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It is widely believed that Time put a modified goatse.cx graphic on the front page of the 9/20/2004 issue to illustrate the state of America's border security.
  • Daily Kos: Time Magazine's cover girl this week... 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

[1]
.The index page also contains a disclaimer about the content ("...if you are under the age of 18 or find this photograph offensive, please don't look at it.^ I was not aware of her making a point about her own looks, so I'm interested in reading the article you reference.
  • Daily Kos: Time Magazine's cover girl this week... 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Finally, either you missed my point or you don't care about it.
  • Daily Kos: Time Magazine's cover girl this week... 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If you don't like the way the photograph looks, take it up with "Time" magazine, not me.
  • Daily Kos: Time Magazine's cover girl this week... 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

Thank you!") and a disclaimer warning about unofficial Goatse.cx merchandise, re-assuring that official Goatse.cx merchandise would be made available.[2] Newer versions of the site had links to http://www.dolphinsex.org/ and http://www.urinalpoop.org/, while older versions linked to http://www.biganal.com/[3 ]

Site suspension

.On January 14, 2004, the domain goatse.cx was suspended[4] by Christmas Island Internet Administration for AUP[5] violations in response to a complaint, but many mirrors of the site are still available, [6] and the image is displayed on many websites.^ Comment by Goatse.cx — January 14, 2008 @ 6:44 pm .
  • What I Did Over Christmas Vacation « Miss(ed) Manners 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC missedmanners.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Visualize the infamous goatse.cx image.
  • Daily Kos: Time Magazine's cover girl this week... 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

^ A55M0NKEY on Tue May 4th, 2004 at 04:51:53 PM EST ( urushio1DESPAMINATEME@yahoo.com ) http://goatse.cx .
  • Raising the Humble Chicken || kuro5hin.org 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC www.homsher.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

A Christmas Island resident named Rhonda Clarke filed the complaint that resulted in the suspension of the goatse.cx domain.
.In January 2007, Christmas Island Internet Administration put the domain goatse.cx back into the pool of available domains.^ I’ve been suffering through writers block and having been away from my favorite Internet communities was hesitant to jump back into things.
  • What I Did Over Christmas Vacation « Miss(ed) Manners 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC missedmanners.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Comment by Goatse.cx — January 14, 2008 @ 6:44 pm .
  • What I Did Over Christmas Vacation « Miss(ed) Manners 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC missedmanners.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Pingback by What I Did Over Christmas Vacation « Miss(ed) Manners « invasion of the truly weird … — January 19, 2007 @ 8:24 pm .
  • What I Did Over Christmas Vacation « Miss(ed) Manners 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC missedmanners.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The domain was subsequently registered on January 16 through domain registrar Variomedia,[7] and the current registrant tried to auction off the right to use the domain.[8]
The goatse.cx domain name was reported sold at an auction on April 30, 2007 to an unknown bidder. According to seobidding.com, the first auction ended with fake bids so the auction was reactivated.[9] This was again won by fake bidders, so Seobidding.com announced that the website would be sold for $500,000 and that legal action would be pursued against the fake bidders.[10] On November 25, 2007, the site was for sale on seobidding; "goatse.cx asking: $50200 minimum."
Control of the domain was passed to the secondary market, and was taken by a domain investor who was trying to sell the domain name for 10,000 euros.[11]
The October 21st, 2009 edition of the Rick Latona "Daily Domains" newsletter advertised the Goatse.cx domain for sale at an asking price of $15,000, noting it as being a "famous site, tons of backlinks"

Geographic location

The site used the .cx country code, the top-level domain of the Australian territory of Christmas Island. .The actual server of Goatse.cx was not located on Christmas Island, but in the United States and was owned by Hick.org, a website about computer programming and bathroom humor.^ It is widely believed that Time put a modified goatse.cx graphic on the front page of the 9/20/2004 issue to illustrate the state of America's border security.
  • Daily Kos: Time Magazine's cover girl this week... 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

The Hick.org domain was registered by Matt Miller in Overland Park, Kansas.[12] Both Goatse.cx and Hick.org originated from the same IP address; the server was located in Kansas City, Missouri, metro-region. Goat.cx, formerly a mirror of Goatse.cx, was located in the Dallas, Texas, metro-region, while current mirror Goatse.fr is in France.

Reception and parodies

A parody was submitted to BBC News under the guise of an alternative Olympic Logo for the 2012 games.[13]
.Because many frequent Internet users have been tricked into viewing the site at one time or another,[14] it has become something of an Internet meme.^ Technology is changing rapidly and the evolution of Internet and Live Streaming has just squeezed all the TV channels into one site.
  • What I Did Over Christmas Vacation « Miss(ed) Manners 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC missedmanners.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[15] As such, hello.jpg and the other images on the site are common subjects of parodies and tributes.[16]
.Following Hurricane Charley in August 2004, a photograph purporting to show "the hands of God" in the cloud formations in the aftermath of the disaster circulated via email.^ Notify me of follow-up comments via email.
  • What I Did Over Christmas Vacation « Miss(ed) Manners 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC missedmanners.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The image was eventually proven to be a fabricated Goatse.cx parody.^ Visualize the infamous goatse.cx image.
  • Daily Kos: Time Magazine's cover girl this week... 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

[17]
False BitTorrent files supposedly containing disc images of a leaked Mac OS X build that can run on standard "x86 architecture" computers distributed during 2005 had been known to display the Goatse image when booted rather than loading Mac OS.[18]
In June 2007, a parody of the 2012 Summer Olympics logo submitted by "Sean Stayte" appeared on the BBC News website[13][19] under the alternative Olympic Logo entries and was broadcast on their BBC News 24 channel. Two hands were pulling the 0 from 2012 apart. The image was later shown as part of a gallery of viewers logos on BBC London News and BBC News 24, and was subsequently removed from the website. The editor of the BBC News website acknowledged the mistake in his blog, saying his team "simply didn’t spot it".[20]

References

  1. ^ "The Receiver," Goatse.cx 2004
  2. ^ "The Receiver," Goatse.cx 1999
  3. ^ "The Receiver," Goatse.cx 2000
  4. ^ Miller, Garth (2004-01-12). "Notice Regarding AUP Complaint Version 1.1" (PDF). Christmas Island Internet Administration. Archived from the original on 2004-05-31. http://web.archive.org/web/20040531080510/http://www.nic.cx/complaints/goatse.cx/aup.noticeofcomplaint.pdf.  
  5. ^ Council of Country Code Administrators - Acceptable Use Policy .cx - Christmas Island (.cx ccTLD) > Policies - Sections
  6. ^ "Goatse Mirror (viewer discretion advised)". http://web.archive.org/web/20030623201150/http://goatse.cx. Retrieved 2007-05-08.  
  7. ^ Variomedia AG - Domain-Registrierung, Webhosting, Reseller
  8. ^ Portail d'informations Ce site est en vente! (French)
  9. ^ "Goatse.cx Now For Sale!". http://blog.wired.com/tableofmalcontents/2007/04/goatsecx_now_fo.html. Retrieved 2007-05-08.  
  10. ^ "Seobidding.com Auction". http://www.seobidding.com/buy/auction/goatse.cx. Retrieved 2007-05-18.  
  11. ^ "goatse.cx is for sale." Sedo GMBh
  12. ^ "Whois.net Lookup for Hick.org". http://www.whois.net/whois_new.cgi?d=hick&tld=org. Retrieved 2006-10-25.  
  13. ^ a b "Goatse on BBC." CollegeHumor. June 6, 2007. Retrieved on October 3, 2009.
  14. ^ Johnson, Bob (2004-12-02), "The Goatse Prank", zug.com, http://www.zug.com/gab/index.cgi?func=view_thread&thread_id=49351  
  15. ^ Kirkpatrick, Stewart (2004-06-09), "Lazy Guide to Net Culture: NSFW", The Scotsman, http://news.scotsman.com/lazyguidetonetculture/Lazy-Guide-to-Net-Culture.2535852.jp  
  16. ^ Tribute to Goatse.cx (Warning: Many pages display hello.jpg)
  17. ^ "The Hands of God." Snopes. June 15, 2007. Retrieved on February 23, 2009.
  18. ^ Sample, III, C.K. (August 12, 2005). "Jumping on the bandwagon: OS X on x86! OMG!". TUAW. http://www.tuaw.com/2005/08/12/jumping-on-the-bandwagon-os-x-on-x86-omg/. Retrieved 2009-05-04.  
  19. ^ "_43006883_sean_stayte_416.jpg." BBC. Retrieved on February 23, 2009.
  20. ^ Herrmann, Steve. "Shock tactics." BBC. June 5, 2007. Retrieved on February 23, 2009.

External links


Simple English

Goatse.cx
URL
Type of site shock site
Owned by
Created by
Current status of siteNo longer shock site

'Goatse.cx (pronounced either "/goʊtsi: dɒt si: ɛks/" or "/goʊt sɛks/") was an Internet shock site. The page featured a picture, ''''',[1] showing an undressed man stretching his butt to a large size with both hands, with the inside of his rectum clearly visible. Below his gaping anus, his dangling penis and scrotum were visible, as well as a ring on the ring finger of his left hand.[1]

The image comes from a set of forty pictures from a file names gap.zip. In those images, the man used sex toys and butt plugs to stretch his anus. The images were located by Stile Project and are also available from the "Contrib" section of the goatse.cx website under the filename gap.zip.[2] is the third file in the archive, .

Contents

Site suspension

On January 14, 2004, the domain goatse.cx was closed for a time.[3][4] by Christmas Island Internet Administration for policy[5] violations in response to a complaint, but many mirrors of the site are still available,[6] and the picture is displayed on many websites.

In January 2007, Christmas Island Internet Administration put the domain goatse.cx back into the pool of available domains. The domain was then registered on January 16 through domain registrar Variomedia,[7] and the current holder tried to auction off the right to use the domain.[8]

The goatse.cx domain name was reported sold at an auction on April 30, 2007 to an unknown bidder. According to seobidding.com, the first auction ended with fake bids so the auction was reactivated.[9] This was again won by fake bidders, so Seobidding.com announced that the website would be sold for $500,000 and that legal action would be pursued against the fake bidders. On November 25, 2007, the site was for sale on seobidding; "goatse.cx asking: $50200 minimum."[10]

Control of the domain was moved to the another market, and was taken by domain squatters who were trying to sell the domain name for 10,000 euros.[11]

Re-launch

On July 4, 2008, the site was open again, with a picture of Bill O'Reilly and a legal notice. The file name and text remained the same as before.

As of September 28, 2008, the site was again put up for sale, and the picture changed once again because of a legal order from Fox Broadcasting Company ordering the owner to stop showing a picture of Bill O'Reilly.[needs proof]

Geographic location

The site used the .cx country code, the top-level domain of the Australian territory of Christmas Island. The actual computer server of Goatse.cx was not located on Christmas Island, but in the United States and was owned by Hick.org, a website about computer programming and bathroom humor. The Hick.org domain was registered by Matt Miller in Overland Park, Kansas.[12] Both Goatse.cx and Hick.org originated from the same IP address; the server was located in Kansas City, Missouri, metro-region. Goat.cx, formerly a mirror of Goatse.cx, was located in the Dallas, Texas, metro-region, while current mirror Goatse.ru is in Russia.

Goatse in popular culture

Many Internet users have been tricked into looking at the site at one time or another,[13] it has become something of an Internet meme.[14] As such, and the other images on the site are common subjects of parodies and tributes.[15]

After Hurricane Charley in August 2004, a image purporting to show "the hands of God" in the cloud formations in the aftermath of the disaster circulated in email. The image was proven to be a false Goatse parody.[16]

In June 2007, a parody of the 2012 Summer Olympics logo sent by "Sean Stayte" appeared on the BBC News website[17][18] under the alternative Olympic Logo entries and was broadcast on their BBC News 24 channel. Two hands were pulling the 0 from 2012 apart. The image was later shown as part of a gallery of viewers logos on BBC London News and BBC News 24, and was subsequently removed from the website. The editor of the BBC News website stated the mistake in his blog, saying his team "simply didn’t spot it".[19]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Archive copy at the Internet Archive
  2. Archive copy at the Internet Archive
  3. Garth Miller (2004-01-12). "Notice Regarding AUP Complaint Version 1.1" (PDF). Christmas Island Internet Administration. http://www.nic.cx/complaints/goatse.cx/aup.noticeofcomplaint.pdf.  - Archive copy at the Internet Archive
  4. "NIC.CX Feedback forums". C. 2004-01-18. http://forum.nic.cx/viewmessages.cfm?Forum=8&Topic=11.  - Archive copy at the Internet Archive
  5. Council of Country Code Administrators - Acceptable Use Policy .cx - Christmas Island (.cx ccTLD) > Policies - Sections
  6. "Goatse Mirror (viewer discretion advised)". http://web.archive.org/web/20030623201150/http://goatse.cx. Retrieved 2007-05-08. 
  7. Variomedia AG - Domain-Registrierung, Webhosting, Reseller
  8. Portail d'informations Ce site est en vente! (French)
  9. "Goatse.cx Now For Sale!". http://blog.wired.com/tableofmalcontents/2007/04/goatsecx_now_fo.html. Retrieved 2007-05-08. 
  10. "Seobidding.com Auction". http://www.seobidding.com/buy/auction/goatse.cx. Retrieved 2007-05-18. 
  11. "goatse.cx is for sale." Sedo GMBh
  12. "Whois.net Lookup for Hick.org". http://www.whois.net/whois_new.cgi?d=hick&tld=org. Retrieved 2006-10-25. 
  13. Johnson, Bob (2004-12-02), "The Goatse Prank", zug.com, http://www.zug.com/gab/index.cgi?func=view_thread&thread_id=49351 
  14. Kirkpatrick, Stewart (2004-06-09), "Lazy Guide to Net Culture: NSFW", The Scotsman, http://news.scotsman.com/lazyguidetonetculture/Lazy-Guide-to-Net-Culture.2535852.jp 
  15. Tribute to Goatse.cx (Warning: Many pages display )
  16. "The Hands of God," Snopes
  17. [1]," BBC
  18. "Goatse on BBC." CollegeHumor. June 6, 2007. Retrieved on October 3, 2009.
  19. "Shock tactics," BBC


Citable sentences

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