Namecheap

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Namecheap, Inc.
Namecheap Logo.svg
Type of businessPrivate
Founded2000; 20 years ago (2000)
Headquarters,
Area servedWorldwide
CEORichard Kirkendall
Key peopleRichard Kirkendall (CEO)
Hillan Klein (COO)
Sergii Smirnov (CTO)
IndustryWeb service
ServicesDomain Name Registration, Web Hosting
URLwww.namecheap.com
Alexa rankIncrease 2,593 (Global, March, 2020)

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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