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Pornhub logo
Type of businessPrivate
Type of site
Pornographic video sharing
Available inEnglish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Japanese, Dutch, Czech, Simplified Chinese
Country of originMontreal, Quebec, Canada
Area servedWorldwide[1]
OwnerMG Freesites Ltd.
Key people
LaunchedMay 25, 2007; 16 years ago (2007-05-25)
Current statusOnline
Written inPHP[4]

Pornhub.COM is a pornographic video sharing website and the largest pornography site on the Internet.[5][6] Pornhub was launched in Montreal in 2007.[7] Pornhub also has offices and servers in San Francisco, Houston, New Orleans and London.

The website allows visitors to watch pornographic videos from a number of categories, including professional and amateur pornography. Users can take advantage of several features, including sharing videos on social media websites and liking or disliking them. Users may also optionally register a free Pornhub account, which additionally allows them to post comments, download videos and add videos to their favourites, as well as upload videos themselves.

Since 2012, Pornhub has hosted several events and campaigns to raise awareness of certain issues or raise money, as well as to help promote its brand. In March 2010, Pornhub was bought by Manwin (now known as MindGeek), which also owns other pornographic websites.

The website was blocked by the Great Firewall in China from September 2013.[8]

On March 12, 2014, Pornhub was blocked in Russia because one actress looked too young, leading some viewers to think she was a minor.[9][10]

On January 2017, Pornhub was blocked in the Philippines. Pornhub and similar pornography websites were blocked in order to comply with (follow) the Anti-Child Pornography Law.[11]

Pornhub was blocked in September 2016 in Russia due to "spreading harmful information to children". On April 2017, it was unbanned, but it now asks users to specify their age. Now, Russian users must provide their cellphone numbers or passports to access Pornhub.[12]

In October 2018, the Uttarakhand High Court re-banned Pornhub in India, enforced by blocks from internet providers of India.[13] In order to get around the ban, Pornhub created a mirror website at[13][14]

References[change | change source]

  1. Note: Pornhub has been blocked in several countries; please see the "censorship" section for more details about availability.
  2. O'Connor, Maureen (June 2017). "Pornhub is the Kinsey Report of our Time". New York: 30–39.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Woods, Ben (March 3, 2016). "The (almost) invisible men and women behind the world's largest porn sites". The Next Web. Retrieved April 21, 2020.
  4. Bartz, Michel (September 14, 2011). "Pornhub_dev comments on [NSFW] IAmA Former Lead Developer of Pornhub. AMAA. : IAmA". reddit. Retrieved August 18, 2014.
  5. "Talk Talk fails to block Pornhub". The Inquirer. December 6, 2011. Archived from the original on January 7, 2012. Retrieved May 23, 2013.
  6. "World's biggest porn site reveals how major events affect viewing habits". Archived from the original on May 24, 2014. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
  7. O'Connor, Maureen (June 2017). "Pornhub is the Kinsey Report of our Time". New York: 30–39. The streaming sex empire turns 10 this year.
  8. " 在中国80%被封锁". Retrieved February 19, 2016.
  9. "Роскомнадзор заблокировал порносайт Pornhub". March 13, 2014. Retrieved April 17, 2017.
  10. "Роскомнадзор заблокировал один из крупнейших порносайтов мира Pornhub". March 13, 2014. Archived from the original on April 28, 2015. Retrieved April 17, 2017.
  11. Yee, Jovic (January 14, 2017). "PH gov't blocks popular porn sites". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved January 16, 2017.
  12. Walters, Greg (July 10, 2017). "Russians now need a passport to watch Pornhub". Vice (magazine). Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Cole, Samantha (October 30, 2018). "Pornhub Set Up a Mirror Site to Get Around India's Porn Ban".
  14. Kan, Michael (October 29, 2018). "Pornhub Launches New Domain to Beat Adult Website Ban in India". PC Magazine. Pornhub is circumventing a new adult website ban in India by launching a mirror site——which went online amid reports the country had blocked hundreds of adult entertainment sites .

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