Fancy feeling like a spy in e-mails? Have an NSA.org e-mail attached to your name.
But, this is not NSA.gov, it's a parody site.
Chris Fisher, the owner of the site NSA.org is looking forward to cash in on his remarkable domain name by selling e-mails and subdomains to the site. The IT Consultant had the site since 1995 when he was still involved in hacking.
There were several offers to buy his domain name including the organization, National Smokers Association which he then turned down. He didn't want to sell the domain.
Recently, with NSA becoming popular with the Snowden leaks and it being equated to the secret government agencies (spies), Fisher has seen some opportunity from his fortunate domain find.
"Since I am taking a break from the consulting, I figured this would be a decent source of income while living in super cheap Oregon," he said in an e-mail interview for Mashable.
Also in the interview, he divulged that he might work with internet advocacies, WikiLeaks and Fight for the Future.
The NSA.org's email is limited to a 2GB storage and are backed-up twice daily. The $100 dollar fee is a one-time payment for the service. There are some issues though with the email like:
"This is a notorious vanity domain and some downtime may occur because of DDoS attacks." The site reads.
The rules that are laid out are simple for everyone to understand:
"Anyone who causes trouble for other users will be promptly rm -rf'ed. Don't be an idiot.
Anyone who uses this host for mayhem on the internets will be promptly rm -rf'ed. SRSLY?"
This is not definitely the first time that someone is selling the e-mails to their domains. There are a few making income with their vanity domains simply because it looks professional as compared to the generic e-mail addresses. There is one website, WP Vanity E-mail, wherein they offer the service of selling e-mails for the coveted vanity domains, like phoenix.org, canadians.com and girls.ca for domain owners. The WP Vanity e-mail touts the service as revenue generating for the domain owners.
Some owners, though, have given up selling e-mails with the difficulty in having spam and phishing messages disturb their system. It is too much for some website administrators.
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