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#Domains and spam : Dot .Best Registry pledges to get better

An influx of spam that takes advantage of cheap domain registrations has been targeting mailboxes since the beginning of October. When Registries offer domains below cost in agreement with registrars, unscrupulous spammers jump on the occasion, registering throw-away domain names en masse. The recent spam onslaught utilizes NameCheap as the registrar, Cloudflare for DNS proxying, […]

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#NameCheap and #Cloudflare: Domain spam is currently out of control

A few days ago we noted how cheap dot .ICU domains are being registered en masse at NameCheap, and are used for spam. The spammers are using email databases grazed from WHOIS records and send a streak of emails advertising drones, weight loss products, and other unsolicited and invasive messages. They are using Cloudflare as […]

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#Namecheap profits from unused #domain names, says respondent in Linear.ink #UDRP

The registrant of Linear.ink called his domain’s registration “innocent” and meant for “an art blog about inking line drawings”. This great demonstration of keyword+gTLD forming a meaningful pair was almost ruined by Namecheap’s PPC ads that allegedly triggered a UDRP. According to the domain’s registrant, the ads displayed infringing links: “…irritated that namecheap profits of […]

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Namecheap pulls the plug on #torrent sharing domain #Nofile dot .IO

Namecheap has sent a popular torrent sharing domain, Nofile.IO into no man’s land, suspending it. Nofile.io is now in “serverHold” status, which means it can’t be updated or resolve via its DNS. Why would that happen? A month ago, Namecheap was issued a subpoena to hand over the contact information of the domain’s registrant by […]

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Beast Mode by #Namecheap delivers new #domain bulk search tool

Namecheap is “only” the second biggest retail registrar in the world, but they want to get to the top. That’s right, Namecheap is hungry like a “beast” to become the #1 domain registrar, by providing valuable domain-related services. A new domain search tool by Namecheap, operating in “beast mode” is aptly named, Beast Mode domain […]

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#Namecheap EasyWP discounts : Sixteen years of #WordPress!

Domain registrar Namecheap celebrates sixteen years of WordPress, with a big discount of its popular hosting plan, EasyWP. This limited three-day birthday sale runs from May 27th, to May 29th. What is the EasyWP hosting plan? “EasyWP’s “one-click setup process” is a quick and easy solution for those who value time and money spent on […]

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First renewal scam & spam email from an .ICU #domain arrives

The phucksticks that send out fake domain renewal notices have moved to the new .ICU domain – perhaps riding on a low cost promotional campaign. Operating from the lowclassic.ICU domain and a subdomain to evade detection, the spamming jizz guzzlers used NameCheap to register their spamming launchpad. These slimeballs are using a subdomain: ms1119.lowclassic.icu – […]

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#NameCheap and #Adobe in creative partnership

NameCheap, the world’s second biggest domain registrar, announced a new collaboration with Adobe and its Adobe Portfolio platform. The partnership involves the integration of NameCheap as the domain registrar of choice, for professionals that use Adobe Portfolio. This collaboration is a major accomplishment for NameCheap, as Adobe Portfolio usage provides access to thousands of creative […]

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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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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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