Namecheap is an ICANN-accredited domain name registrar providing domain name registration and web hosting based in Phoenix, Arizona, US. Namecheap is a budget hosting provider with 11 million registered users and 10 million domains.
|Type of business||Private|
|Key people||Richard Kirkendall (CEO)|
Hillan Klein (COO)
Sergii Smirnov (CTO)
|Services||Domain Name Registration, Web Hosting, VPN|
In February 2022, Namecheap announced that they would terminate services to Russian accounts due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, citing "war crimes and human rights violations". Existing users were given a one-week grace period to move their domains. The company also announced that it would be offering free anonymous domain registration and web hosting to all protest and anti-war websites in Russia or Belarus.
ICANN price caps decisionEdit
In July 2019, Namecheap was one of the organizations that filed a reconsideration request to ICANN asking to review the decision to remove price caps on .org and .info TLDs. As of September 2019, ICANN ignored such requests.
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