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NameCheap crosses the 10M domains mark, becomes the second biggest retail registrar in the world

I have been a fan of NameCheap for a long time now. It is known as one of the best registrars for startups and their CEO, Richard Kirkendall is a really good guy who also happens to be one of my favorite photographers on Instagram. The company recently announced that they now have over 10M […]

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Barrage of spam from dot .Date #domain names registered at #Namecheap

A barrage of spam has been arriving in the past few days, from dot .Date domain names. The emails contain the typical variety of spam, ranging from weight loss and hair restoration products, to learning how to fly planes. The dot .Date registry is dot Date Limited, which at this time is unavailable at the […]

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Digging into Tucows’ annual report

Some notable items from Tucows’ 10-k. Tucows (NASDAQ:TCX) filed its annual report yesterday. Here are some things I found interesting: 1. The company now has 558 full-time employees. With $329 million in revenue, that’s about $600k of revenue per employee. 2. Tucows had 22.3M domains under management (DUM) on its own accreditations at the end […]

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Namecheap accuses GoDaddy of delaying transfers

GoDaddy broke ICANN rules and US competition law by delaying outbound domain transfers yesterday, and not for the first time, according to angry rival Namecheap. March 6 was Namecheap’s annual Move Your Domain Day, a promotion under which it donates $1.50 to the Electronic Frontier Foundation for every inbound transfer from another registrar. It’s a […]

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.Com’s Top Registrars

These are the biggest registrars for .com domain names. ICANN has released Verisign’s most recent official breakdown of domain transactions by registrar. The data are from October. In October, these were the top 10 registrars in terms of new .com registrations: 1. GoDaddy.com 942,007* 2. Tucows 197,433** 3. Endurance 170,597+ 4. NameCheap Inc. 132,524 5. […]

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SpamHaus ranks most-botted TLDs and registrars

Namecheap and Uniregistry have emerged as two of the most-abused domain name companies, using statistics on botnet command and control centers released by SpamHaus this week. SpamHaus data shows that over a quarter of all botnet C&Cs found during the year were using NameCheap as their registrar. It also shows that almost 1% of domains […]

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Black Friday: $3.99 .com domains

There are discounts on .com domains this Black Friday. As expected, lots of domain name registrars are offering discounted domain names today for Black Friday. Many have deals on new top level domains, but the deals are no better than what you can expect other times of the year. (.xyz for 50 cents? I’ll buy […]

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Namecheap turns 17 and has a renewal special

Namecheap is turning 17 and they are giving customers a deal on domain renewals. Celebrate with us! What we included above are just brief glimpses into our customer stories. We invite you to read the full stories on our website. We know we’ve only scratched the surface of finding the everyday superheroes that use Namecheap. […]

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NameCheap and Daily Stormer : CEO faced freedom of speech vs. inciting violence dilemma

NameCheap declined services to the controversial Daily Stormer web site, and in particular its re-incarnation in .LOL. After being ousted by GoDaddy and declined by Google’s registrar, the Daily Stormer sought refuge in the .RU ccTLD; it was short-lived there as well. Richard Kinkerdall, CEO of NameCheap, faced a dilemma regarding freedom of speech versus […]

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.Com Winners & Losers

Here are the registrars that did best (and worst) with .com in February. ICANN has published the latest official .com transactions report from Verisign, which includes data by registrar for February 2017. Here’s a look at how the registrars fared with new registrations and transfers in February: Here are the top 5 registrars in February […]

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