Namecheap, Inc. is an ICANN-accredited registrar, which provides services on domain name registration, and offers for sale domain names that are registered to third parties (also known as aftermarket domain names). It is also a web hosting company, based in Phoenix, Arizona. The company claims to manage over 10 million domains.
|Type of business||Private|
|Key people||Richard Kirkendall|
(Founder & CEO)
Mohan Vettaikaran (CTO)
(Vice President, Hosting)
|Products||Domain Names, Web Hosting, VPN, WhoisGuard, SSL Certificates|
|Alexa rank||1,688 (October 2018[update])|
Namecheap was founded by Richard Kirkendall in 2000.
In May 2014, Namecheap was put on notice due to a breach of their Registrar Accreditation Agreement with ICANN.
In July 2018, Namecheap was confronted by users of certain .co.uk, .uk or .de domains, who could not transfer and register their web domains.
After the pro-SOPA position of major registrar GoDaddy caused massive calls for the boycott of GoDaddy on Reddit, Namecheap announced Move Your Domain Day for December 29, 2011, offering a reduced price with the coupon code "SOPASucks" and declaring that it would donate $1 from each domain transfer to the Electronic Frontier Foundation. In 2018, Namecheap relaunched Move your Domain Day to raise awareness of net neutrality.
Support for Net NeutralityEdit
Namecheap is a supporter of Net Neutrality and has donated more than $300,000 in recent years to the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Fight for the Future to support Internet rights and freedom.
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