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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NameCheap : No love for Tucows?

NameCheap is apparently going on its own as an ICANN-accredited registrar, and not following eNom in the lap of Tucows. The latter, acquired eNom from Rightside, and NameCheap was an eNom (super) reseller for many years; the ICANN accreditation came in 2013. Now, domains registered at NameCheap don’t display eNom as the registrar, but NameCheap […]

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NameCheap promo for .US domains seeded spammer’s domain portfolio

An unscrupulous spammer, blasting millions of emails daily, is using cheap .US registrations at NameCheap for his mass spamming. When domain registrars offer domain registrations below the $1 dollar threshold, spammers reap the benefits. Hiding behind a Cloudflare proxy DNS, the cybercriminals are using hosts in Russia, Estonia and elsewhere. Just like in the case […]

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NameCheap : Bugging domainers until two factor authentication is added!

One’s choice of domain registrar is quite personal. We rarely use NameCheap, as we consolidate our domains elsewhere. Still, NameCheap offers good value for domain investors and it provides an easy to manage domain platform. NameCheap also offers discount coupons and deals quite often, via Twitter. Having recently logged in to our NameCheap account, we […]

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NameCheap rolls out new domain control panel

Domain registrar, NameCheap, has rolled out an improved new domain control panel. Gone are the days of clutter and jammed information; the new domain control panel is spacious and intuitive. The NameCheap panel is now organized in 5 primary sections: Dashboard – All your most frequently used actions and recent interactions live here. Top up […]

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Namecheap to offer web hosting for $10 bucks per year and cPanel

After going off on a tirade on Facebook about not getting any love or media coverage from domain bloggers, domain registrar Namecheap announced the availability of discounted web hosting services. The price: a paltry $10 annually, or less than the average cost of a dot .com registration. There are several tiers of web hosting, however, […]

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NameCheap: Unleashing a bunch of stale emails!

When we received a notification of a successful domain transfer from NameCheap today, it was a baffling moment: the domain had been transferred to GoDaddy almost a year ago. Then more emails arrived, all with current time stamps, but referencing domains that had been transferred out in 2013. Despite the transfer at that time, these […]

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Namecheap hit with a DDoS attack

Domain registrar Namecheap faced some serious network problems earlier today, after being hit with a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. After almost six hours of problematic connectivity, Namecheap appears to have regained control of the situation. According to status.namecheap.com, the problem started around 11am EST: To our regret most of our Free DNS and […]

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Unnatural complaint: John Berryhill secures NaturallyBorn.com for Respondent

In a recent UDRP decision at the National Arbitration Forum, the case against the domain name NaturallyBorn.com was brought by the owners of the .net. Complainant Amy Phillips, operates a Question/Answer type web site, at NaturallyBorn.net and owns a registered trademark since Sept. 2012, for “naturally born.” The respondent was the registrar, NameCheap.com, although WHOIS […]

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.PW Registry addresses recent explosion in spam emails from .PW domains

Donesh Laher, Cyber Security Analyst for the .PW Registry and Directi, is addressing the recent coverage of spam originating from .PW domain registrations: Hello All, We are aware about the spam-outbreak and have spent the past month and a half by undertaking a massive cleanup initiative. We have not waited for the Registrars to investigate […]

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The Un-Professional Web: Dot .PW – Spammer’s paradise

An onslaught of spam emails are currently making the rounds, originating from recently registered .PW domains. While the Palau registry promotes .PW domains to stand for “professional web”, it appears that the opening of the ccTLD to the masses at low prices, invited several spammers. Such spamming .PW domains that are used to promote “smokeless […]

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“GoDaddy-Free” Kevin Mitnick: SOPA sucks balls!

Legendary computer hacker Kevin Mitnick – author of the best selling books The Art of Deception and The Art of Intrusion – has announced that he’s moved all of his domains away from GoDaddy. Mitnick started by announcing his lack of love for GoDaddy, then asked for recommendations for a domain registrar. It seems that […]

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