Porkbun

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Porkbun logo.png
Type: Privately held
Industry: Internet, Registrar
Founded: USA, 2014
Founder(s): Ray King and Peter Brual
Headquarters: 21370 SW Langer Farms Parkway
Suite 142-429
Sherwood, OR 97140
Country: USA
Products: domain registration, web hosting, email hosting
Website: Porkbun.com
Facebook: Porkbun
Twitter: TwitterIcon.png@Porkbun
IANA ID: 1861

Porkbun is an ICANN accredited Internet domain registrar founded in 2014 by Ray King and Peter Brual. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Top Level Design, Porkbun's office is situated in Sherwood, Oregon, USA.[1]

According to information from the website Namestat.org, which makes statistics on the registration of new gTLDs, Porkbun is among the companies with the best prices for registering domains in new gTLDs.

Porkbun itself, on its website, informs that it sells domain registration at a fair price and with free services, such as private WHOIS.

Porkbun.shop

Saymon Rhuano, CEO of WHOIS PRIVACY GROUP, wearing a Porkbun outfit and .shop gTLD.

Porkbun.shop is a virtual store on the internet, selling accessories and clothes, containing the logos of some gTLDs, in order to make them more popular and customizable according to the lifestyle of the domain owners.

Anyone from any country can buy accessories, objects and fashionable clothes through the porkbun.shop website, as the product is shipped by international transport.

In 2020, Porkbun and GMO Registry, partnered to raffle gTLD .shop clothing through social media.

Curiosities

Porkbun.com WHOIS database

Despite being an American company, Porkbun uses Brazilian city names as standard DNS servers.

The names used on Porkbun's DNS servers refer to the names of 4 capitals in 4 Brazilian states. Are they:

Curitiba - Paraná State (South Region)

Fortaleza - State of Ceará (Northeast Region)

Maceió - State of Alagoas (Northeast Region)

Salvador - Bahia State (Northeast Region)

References

  1. Porkbun Registrar's website. Retrieved 31 Jan 2021.