If you want to sound like a spy, and have over $100 burning a hole in your pocket, this might interest you.
You can now buy your very own @nsa.org email address. Current price? $139.
Chris Fisher (aka “cf21”) is the guy selling the email addresses. He purchased the nsa.org domain way back in 1995, and hadn’t really found anything fruitful to do with it – until now.
The cavalcade of headlines related to the NSA spying on internet users following the revelations of whistleblower Edward Snowden have changed all that.
Of course, the *real* NSA hangs out at nsa.gov not nsa.org. But you might still be able to play a practical joke on your friends, or you might be the sort of chap who gets a kick out of “sticking it to the man” by having an nsa.org email address.
At least Fisher is being honest about why people might want an @nsa.org email address:
“Who are you? Why should I give you money?”
cf21. Because you are vain.
I think Fisher is being a little naive to think that only the vain would want an NSA.org email address. I can easily imagine how scammers and internet fraudsters might find it attractive to own a domain like that, and use it as a base to con the unwary.
Furthermore, who is to say that the National Smokers Alliance, the Nikkei Student Association, and the Nantucket Shellfish Association wouldn’t also be interested?
Still, $139 is pretty expensive for a webmail address with only 2GB of storage, questionable security and a reluctance to carry your collection of Miley Cyrus multimedia files.
^This account comes with ONLY 2GB of storage. Store your Miley Cyrus somewhere else.
My guess is that not a lot of people will be happy to pay $139 for this joke email address – Miley Cyrus or no Miley Cyrus.