What is purplecow.org?

The story

Originally, purplecow.org was just a quirky sounding domain name which was actually free around the time domain registrations became less expensive.

Over time, the name became a convenient banner for hosting content, providing online services, filling space on cards and offering an online identity where required.

The services

These days, purplecow.org provides email/calendar hosting, DNS, web space, small general network services, shell accounts and a few other things for a loosely connected bunch of people. This is a non-commercial service.


  • David Macara, for the logo.
  • Dennis Clarke, for some hosted zones.

purplecow.org logo

All content copyright Andre van Eyssen, 2013. All Rights Reserved.

Site designed with the use of Bootstrap and text is set in Linux Libertine and headings in Biolinum. Usable open source typography should be applauded.

Built with vim.

Friends of purplecow.org

  • boggle.org — Matt McLeod's blog & content. Matt is a UNIX generalist, perl programmer and online accessibility specialist.
  • idlethreads.org — Jasmine's collection of recipes, UNIX stuff, fashion projects and more.
  • Satta and Mad Slips — Satta van Daal's stencil art and DJ slip mats.
  • Denmark House — Melbourne's premier purveyor of herrings & Dansk Øl.