How to reset DNS and park your domain

If your DNS records are in disarray, one easy way to set things back to "factory default" is to park your domain. By clicking the "Park Domain" button under "Details." in Domain Management, you can set your domain back to the original landing page, or the "for sale" page if you've listed the domain in the marketplace.

⚠️️  Please note

Parking removes any ALIAS, CNAME, A, and AAAA records for the root domain, the www subdomain, and the wildcard (*) subdomain in Porkbun DNS. If your domain currently points at a 3rd-party web host, the root domain will point back at Porkbun once the domain is parked.

What happens after I park my domain?

For most domains, after you "Park Domain," you'll see one of the following landing images when you visit in a browser:

How to park your domain

Use this method if your web server will respond to requests for your root domain. If your web host wants you to instead URL forward the root domain to www, skip ahead to the next section.

1
Log in. You should arrive at the Domain Management screen. If you're already logged in, click on ACCOUNT in the top-right corner and select Domain Management.
2
Click the Details drop-down list, and select "Park Domain" near the bottom of the center column
3
You'll be prompted one last time to make sure you really want to park the domain. Click "OK" to proceed. 

Breathe a sigh of relief, your domain is now parked at Porkbun.

Fixing email records

Please note that parking your domain only impacts web hosting. If you deleted the MX (Mail eXchange) records that tell the Internet to deliver your email to Porkbun's email servers, or your MX records are pointed at a 3rd-party email provider you no longer wish to use, you can create an email forward and then erase it. Doing so resets your DNS to route incoming messages to Porkbun's email service.

Another option is to manually update your MX and SPF records. If you wish to do so, here are the default Porkbun DNS records related to email. Be sure to remove any existing MX or SPF-type TXT records before adding these values:

Type Host Value (Answer) Priority
MX leave blank fwd1.porkbun.com 1
MX leave blank fwd2.porkbun.com 1
TXT leave blank v=spf1 mx ~all


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