Namecheap

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Namecheap, Inc.
Namecheap Logo.svg
Type of businessPrivate
Founded2000; 20 years ago (2000)
Headquarters,
Area servedWorldwide
IndustryWeb service
ServicesDomain Name Registration, Web Hosting
Websitewww.namecheap.com
Alexa rankNegative increase 2,838 (Global, October, 2019)

Namecheap, Inc. is an ICANN-accredited domain name registrar,[1] which provides domain name registration and web hosting, based in Phoenix, Arizona. Namecheap is a budget hosting provider with 11 million registered users and 10 million domains.[2]

History[edit]

Namecheap was founded by Richard Kirkendall in 2000.[citation needed][2]

In March 2013, Namecheap started to accept Bitcoin as a payment method.[3]

Advocacy[edit]

ICANN price caps decision[edit]

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.[4][5] As of September 2019, ICANN ignored such requests.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "InterNIC - Registrar List". InterNIC. 2017-04-23. Retrieved 2017-04-23.
  2. ^ a b Spadafora, Anthony (October 2, 2019). "Namecheap Review". Tom’s Guide. Retrieved October 28, 2019.
  3. ^ Bustillos, Maria (April 1, 2013). "The Bitcoin Boom". The New Yorker. Retrieved October 8, 2019.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ Binder, Matt (August 9, 2019). "How the battle over domain prices could drastically change the web". Mashable. Retrieved October 8, 2019.
  6. ^ Karanicolas, Michael (September 14, 2019). "What Is the Purpose of ICANN's Comment Periods?". Retrieved October 8, 2019.

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