One of the best parts of having a collection is showing it off to all of your friends. We created the hobbyDB Showcase so that you would always have a fun and easy way to share and display all of the collectibles that you care so passionately about. But what if we were able to take it to the next level and give you the ability to personalize your Showcase even further!?
Why Have Your Own Website
With just a few simple steps, you can set up URL forwarding to point your personalized .link to your hobbyDB Showcase or Marketplace. From there, sharing your personalized Showcase link with your friends and fellow collectors is a breeze. And lest we forget, quite stylish. In fact, you can add it to your email signature or Facebook profile.
Here is an example from Member canalnoises - canalnoises.link.
Why Choose Porkbun
First and foremost, it's FREE for the first year! Yep, you heard that right. Porkbun and hobbyDB are offering the first year of your .link domain name FREE. A few months ago, one of our team members decided that they wanted to make their Showcase their official website to make it even easier to show it off to the world. They stumbled upon a company called Porkbun and had an extremely pleasant experience as the team was very fun and helpful when it came to setting up his own website URL.
For those of you who are less tech-savvy and a little confused about what it means to turn your Showcase link into your own website, luckily the team at Porkbun is able to explain -
How Does It Work?
With Porkbun’s URL forwarding, you can use your custom, memorable .link domain name to instantly transport visitors right to your hobbyDB Showcase or Marketplace. See for yourself -
And what about legoman.link, hardrockhamburg.link, or redlinerracer.link? The choice is yours!
Setting Up URL Forwarding at Porkbun
Porkbun has made learning how to set up URL forwarding easy! Follow these simple steps or check out our article on how to set up URL forwarding and send all your Showcase and Marketplace visitors right where you want them: Log in to your Porkbun account and navigate to the Domain Management screen. Find your .link domain. To the right of the domain name will be a row of icons. Click the drop-down list labeled “Details” and select the "Edit" option next to “URL Forwarding.” On the Edit URL Forwarding screen, type in the subdomain you wish to forward from (leave it blank if you are forwarding from the root domain) and then the domain to which you wish to forward browser requests. Click the pink "Submit" button once you are done.
What Happens After My Free Year Ends
After a year, your .link will renew at a current, already-low regular domain renewal rate, which can be found at any time at Porkbun and is currently under $8 per year. Since every domain from Porkbun comes with free URL forwarding, you can continue sharing your Showcase or Marketplace with your personalized domain name for as long as you own it. Decide you don’t want to renew your .link domain? We’ll be sad to see you go, but your hobbyDB Showcase or Marketplace will be unaffected.
Have more Questions? Contact Porkbun
Porkbun is an ICANN accredited domain name registrar based out of the Pacific Northwest in Oregon. Visit them at porkbun.com. Want to chat? Dial them up at 1.855.PORKBUN (1.855.767.5286) or via email at email@example.com.