J.K.Rowling Official Site

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Name: J.K.Rowling Official Site[1]
Owner/Maintainer: J. K. Rowling
Dates: 15 May 2004 - February 2012 (then repurposed)
Type: Official Site
Fandom: Harry Potter
URL: http://www.jkrowling.com/
Screenshot of the site as it first appeared in May 2004.
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J.K.Rowling Official Site was the official website maintained by J. K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series. Among its features, it provided information about the Harry Potter characters and universe that is not provided in the actual books but is still often considered canon.

In early 2012, jkrowling.com was redesigned to advertise Rowling's new adult novel, The Casual Vacancy, and most of the old Harry Potter content was removed. Pottermore serves as a replacement for the old site.

Exclusive Content

One example of the early drawings by J.K. Rowling that were unlockable on the site. It shows (L-R) Neville, Ron, Hermione, Harry, and "Gary" (later Dean) in an illustration of an in early Philosopher's Stone draft, where the group sneaks out of bed and encounters Fluffy.

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  • News
  • Rumors
  • Scrapbook
  • Wizard of the Month
  • Biography
  • FAQ
  • Diary
  • The Room of Requirement
  • The Rubbish Bin
  • Links
  • Fan Sites
  • Extra Stuff
  • other hidden content

J.K. Rowling Fan Site Award

With the opening of the revamped site in 2004, Rowling would periodically choose a Harry Potter fansite to receive her Fan Site Award.

See J.K. Rowling Fan Site Award.


  1. ^ Note that the punctuation/spacing is per the actual site. (Accessed 20 January 2011.)