Namecheap Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Namecheap is a web hosting provider and domain name registrar with ICANN accreditation. Richard Kirkendall established the business in 2000, and it has since expanded to become one of the biggest independent domain registrars in the world with more than 10 million clients and more than 77 million domains under administration.


In addition to domain registration, transfer, and renewal services, Namecheap also provides domain privacy protection and other value-added services. Moreover, Namecheap provides shared hosting, VPS hosting, and dedicated servers as web hosting options.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the Fight for the Future are two non-profits and causes that Namecheap supports.

Since March 2013, Namecheap has accepted Bitcoin as a form of payment.

Namecheap ICANN price caps decision

One of the companies that submitted a reconsideration request to ICANN in July 2019 requesting for a review of the decision to eliminate pricing limitations on TLDs included Namecheap. Such requests have been ignored by ICANN as of September 2019.

Namecheap Preferences

  1.  “InterNIC – Registrar List”. InterNIC. 2017-04-23. Retrieved 2017-04-23.
  2. ^ Spadafora, Anthony (October 2, 2019). “Namecheap Review”Tom’s Guide. Retrieved October 28, 2019.
  3. ^ “Hosting Provider Namecheap to Stop Services for Russians Domains”Cyber Security News. March 2, 2022. Retrieved March 3, 2022.
  4. ^ Spadafora, Anthony (October 2, 2019). “Namecheap Review”Tom’s Guide. Retrieved October 28, 2019.
  5. ^ Bustillos, Maria (April 1, 2013). “The Bitcoin Boom”The New Yorker. Retrieved October 8, 2019.
  6. ^ McCarthy, Kieren (July 29, 2019). “Dot-org price-cap scrap latest: Now ICANN accused of snubbing registrars with ‘sham’ public comment process”The Register. Retrieved October 8, 2019.
  7. ^ Binder, Matt (August 9, 2019). “How the battle over domain prices could drastically change the web”Mashable. Retrieved October 8, 2019.
  8. ^ Karanicolas, Michael (September 14, 2019). “What Is the Purpose of ICANN’s Comment Periods?”. Retrieved October 8, 2019.
  9. ^ Bode, Karl (February 28, 2022). “Namecheap Tells Russian Customers to Find Another Registrar Due to Russia’s ‘War Crimes’” Retrieved February 28, 2022.
  10. ^ Abigail Opiah (March 2, 2022). “Namecheap offers free web hosting and domain registration to Russian anti-war websites”Tech Radar. Retrieved March 3, 2022.
  11. ^ Murphy, Kevin (March 1, 2022). “Namecheap boss goes nuclear on Russian customers”Domain Incite. Retrieved August 26, 2022.


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