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Porkbun, anyone?

Located in Domain Registrar Reviews, started by zattack, Apr 9, 2020

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  1. zattack

    zattack Established Member

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    Thought of buying a domain at Porkbun today and this was the hardest ever registration in my life. Took almost half an hour to get one domain registered. Why?

    1- Their website is slow as a snail. And they sell web hosting?
    2- Wait 1min for anything to happen once you click on a button
    3- Payment timed out multiple times because of their slow website. Payment gateway couldn't connect to Porkbun site once the payment is done. So you either wait for a refund or make another payment.

    What's your experience with them?
     
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  2. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP Blue Account

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    LOL

    PB one of best 8.56 .com, usually lowest ngtld but i dont have one ngTLD. Porkbun is my #3.

    My only complaint wit them, has and is; name.

    Also Porkbun has zero NP reps on Namepros. Even for small company, that’s alarming. They dont have aftermarket, or are afternic partners, yet your PB complaints, dont match mine
     
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  3. domains21

    domains21 Established Member

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    Found them to be really good when I've used them. No real slow downs or hiccups but then every service has its moments. And the as far as I know (at this time) 2 domains for about $3 then up to 5 at $4 within the first year promotion is one that is hard to beat.
     
  4. BrandCollectors.com

    BrandCollectors.com Established Member

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    nice registrar cheap reg for dot co around 7 bycks
    works fine for me but I don't like their usability first one design was much better

    but no Afternic linked optin
    no free WordPress
     
  5. tracey sclater

    tracey sclater Established Member

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    I have never had a problem with PorkBun.
    Nice and quick purchase process has been my experience I use paypal. They reply quickly when contacted,grace delete has never been a problem easy to navigate All good I reckon.
    I have about 150 names over there. Cheers.
    I just checked make that 186 I can remember thinking I will max out at 50 Funny that.
     
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  6. Peak.Domains

    Peak.Domains Top Contributor VIP Blue Account

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    I love Porkbun, I find it super intuitive and quick to use. I'm surprised you had so much trouble registering a domain, that hasn't been my experience at all. Hopefully it's a one-time hiccup and it works more smoothly for you in the future.
     
  7. Steven McEvoy

    Steven McEvoy Dotgician.com VIP

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    All around great place! Prices are good, and Support is great what more can you ask for.

    Honestly love the brand and thank its the best part about them!
     
  8. BrandsOpen

    BrandsOpen BrandsOpen.com VIP

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    Porkbun is great, I recently used their supercheap .com promo. 5 names at $3.99 each.

    Not my preferred registrar, but I find the site easy to navigate. No bad experiences at all.
     
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  9. NameDeck

    NameDeck Who's afraid of red ... VIP

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    I once had some issues adding a second creditcard. I got charged multiple times but their gateway rejected it. Payments auto refunded within a couple of days. No biggie.

    I like them a lot. Find their backed easy to navigate. Pushes and transfers are fast. Updating domains is fast.

    I like the fact that they email you when there's a login to your account including the connecting ip. Nice security feature.

    I don't mind they lack aftermarket options, don't need it. From my latest sales about half moved to PB. Endusers seem to like them.
     
  10. zattack

    zattack Established Member

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    @all, thank you for the replies.

    Agree that PB has one of the lowest prices in the industry. I even registered the domain for $2.90.
    This might be a one time issue. Will try to register more and let you know my experience.
     
  11. lock

    lock DomainUsed.com VIP

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    Loads of positive for porkbun.
     
  12. kite26

    kite26 Fearless Bird VIP

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    My personal favorite. They sent me .io stickers from Canada to Greece! I have them on my fridge :)
     
  13. Nametree

    Nametree Nametree.com VIP

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    All around great experience for me, my first choice for new TLDs and .co, usually. Never had an issue!
     
  14. kite26

    kite26 Fearless Bird VIP

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    Yeah, this registrar works like a charm. They know what they doing. Highly recommended.
     
  15. Adam27

    Adam27 Blockchain.link VIP ICA Member

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    Don't like them. Always had issues and could never get responses from support.

    I'd rather just spend more money and do w/o the headaches.
     
  16. FolioTeam

    FolioTeam AMDB.tv VIP

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    No bad experience here
     
  17. DigitalRoar

    DigitalRoar Established Member

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    You maybe had a bad connection to their servers at the time.

    Best registrar out there, no upsells, no spam, just go for what you need & done. They also carry almost every tld. Their UI is also the best, just click a domain & an easy to use dropdown appears, unlike other registrars that redirect to another page that takes seconds to load. I also like their humor & "easter eggs" they place around the site.

    Their support can be slow at times because they're small. I only contacted them for questions not for problems so it's not a problem.

    Oh & for their name. It's not even that bad compared to other registers... GoDaddy? That sounds pretty perverted.
     
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  18. SlackJawedYokel

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    Hey, we're here :) Just wanted to chime in and say that we're integrating with Afternic as we speak and building out an aftermarket marketplace as well.
     
  19. Doron Vermaat

    Doron Vermaat Co-founder, Efty Efty Staff PRO VIP ICA Member

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    Porkbun is one of my favorite registrars alongside Dynadot.
     
  20. sammchuck1

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    I love how they don't take themselves too serious :)
     
  21. Abdullah Abdullah

    Abdullah Abdullah Top Contributor VIP

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    I would say when I first registered with you guys, the payment issues was there and so far whenever I make a purchase of any sort, I pay with paypal and cant pay with CC. Dont know what is going on. Other than that , I like everything and good to know you have nice plans.
     
  22. anantj

    anantj Top Contributor VIP

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    So far, I've had very good experience with them and pretty much none of the experience that you've mentioned.
    That said, I did face difficulty once due to my tracker blocker.
     
  23. Pay.My.id

    Pay.My.id Established Member

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    Porkbun is good registrar . Giving .COM promo under $ 4 for new customer with valid credit card or paypal. Sometime a website slow cause on huge traffic or issue on servers or may be come from your ISP. But you could try again and clear all browser cache .
     
  24. PhongSGC

    PhongSGC Top Contributor VIP

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    Porkun is top of one of best registrars for me in 2020, even I gave them a 5 star review because I had many cheap com domains by their discount, so simply

    Sometimes slow causes your connection, not by them
     
  25. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes formerly MetBob NameTalent VIP Gold Account Trusted Blogger

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    Hey @SlackJawedYokel (err cute username I guess? :xf.grin: - love the sense of humour at your site!) great to see you involved at NamePros and that is fantastic that you are building a marketplace and that you are integrating with Afternic.

    By integrating you mean a domain (in accepted TLDs) registered at Porkbun will be eligible for fast transfer and therefore premium network coverage at Afternic?

    I love your prices, approach and service, and the only reason I never had that many names at your site was the lack of marketplace and lack of integration with either Sedo or Afternic premium networks. Now that is going to change, definitely will have more there.

    This is the best news I have heard today! :xf.smile: Of course it is 8:17 AM here so lots of time for more good news!

    Bob

    PS You should not be so shy around NamePros. 9 posts since 2016, what is that about? :xf.eek: We are a nice bunch. Please drop by more often!
     
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2020

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