The infamous Goatse.cx domain, once home to a shock site with a picture of a man stretching his anus to a seemingly-impossible diameter, has endorsed the virtual currency Dogecoin. Users brave enough to navigate to the site today will be greeted by a video of a man who introduces himself as "Kirk Johnson" — the name of the man pictured on the original Goatse — and launches into an infomercial-style pitch.

"I told [Goatse's owner] to align Goatse.cx with the most powerful financial force on the internet, Dogecoin," the man, who claims to be Goatse's owner's attorney, says in the video. "Dogecoin is an online currency like Bitcoin that can give you everything you've ever dreamed of: money, houses, girls, the good life."

The man, who is not Johnson and probably not an attorney, goes on to say that Goatse.cx has "inked a deal make it an official shibe of Dogecoin." (He also mispronounces the word "shibe," a term for Dogecoin user that derives from its canine mascot, the Shiba Inu.) Leave your email on the site, and you'll receive a short newsletter about Dogecoin.

Goatse.cx has struggled to find its new identity

Goatse.cx has struggled to find its new identity after Christmas Island, the owner of the .cx domain, prohibited the controversial image that made it famous. The original owner shut down the site in 2004. It was bought for more than $10,000 by an anonymous entrepreneur, who queried the Something Awful forums to ask what to do with it. The consensus was to launch an email provider, for which the owner raised $20,000 on Indiegogo in late 2012. The forums also suggested a Goatse Coin.

Earlier this month, the current Goatse.cx proprietor changed the site to be about Goatse Coin, "a brand new Bitcoin-alterntive cryptocurrency" and urged people to sign up. It seems that idea didn't catch on fast enough, however, and the owner has decided instead to throw his support to Dogecoin, the half-serious cryptocurrency that has developed a strong community of half-serious evangelists. Unless, of course, it's an elaborate bait-and-switch. Proceed with caution.