Crypto + Exchanges: Is NameCheap filtering domain registrations?

Most people believe that crypto is not regulated but that’s a delusion. Governing bodies in countries around the world have implemented a variety of controls, ranging from basic to ultra strict. In the case of domain registrations of a pair of popular terms, such as “crypto” and “exchange” the combination appears to be a no-go […]

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Find out the renewal cost of gTLDs using the Namecheap bulk transfer

Unlike .com, .net, and .org, pricing of gTLDs can vary as much as a rainbow spread. From a few bucks to thousands of dollars, gTLD domains can be pricey to acquire and/or renew. Such premium gTLD domains listed for sale at auctions often carry the renewal cost. For example, SAV auctions list the domain’s renewal […]

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NameCheap hints of Spaceship.com acquisition and brand expansion

An ongoing discussion on Twitter unveiled some interesting news: NameCheap, the world’s second biggest domain registrar, might be rebranding as Spaceship. The matching domain name, Spaceship.com, has been secured. Interestingly, there are two existing trademark registrations and one pending application at the USPTO. Here’s what we found: Registration of the mark SPACESHIP, dated 2019: Domain […]

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Poll: Was the 3% discount to GoDaddy DLS a smart move by NameCheap?

During 2021 NameCheap offered domain aftermarket buyers an unbeatable 3% discount on DLS inventory. Those who queried participating domains via NameCheap.com would see a price 3% lower than any other GoDaddy/Afternic DLS partner. The 3% discount at NameCheap benefited buyers, all while (presumably) sellers were not affected by this arbitrary pricing. Did you want to […]

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NameCheap & GoDaddy trade punches over domain inventory rules

NameCheap and GoDaddy are throwing virtual punches today, April 1st, over ongoing friction about domain inventory sales. No, it’s not a joke. Richard Kirkendall, CEO of NameCheap, began the exchange : Godaddy likes to do “tests” that censor out certain registrars because they have more sales. Their optimization involves trying to get the most sales […]

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Richard Kirkendall: #NameCheap is terminating services for #Russian customers

NameCheap CEO, Richard Kirkendall, went on record via Twitter earlier today, confirming that his company has informed Russian customers they will no longer be provided services. The following email was sent to NameCheap customers affected by the termination of services: Russia service termination Unfortunately, due to the Russian regime’s war crimes and human rights violations […]

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Namecheap: “We are not auctioneers”

Domains listed in Namecheap’s new marketplace are often marked with an “auction” identifier but according to Namecheap that doesn’t mean they are auctioneers, or escrow agents. A domain investor who won a Namecheap “auction” but then was unable to complete payment as these domains had been removed by the registrant, was given this remarkable response […]

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Brent Oxley saga almost over as #domains moved to #Namecheap

Brent Oxley‘s saga is almost over; a cache of valuable domains totaling millions of dollars were kept locked at GoDaddy, without a court verdict supporting that decision. An Indian self-styled broker’s attempt to abuse the GoDaddy system of locking domains “under dispute” backfired this week, as GoDaddy announced changes to how it’ll be handling such […]

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.Monster, .Cyou and .CO : Spam from cheap #domains spreading like Covid19!

Spam from cheap domain registrations provided via agreements between registrars and registries is spreading like the Coronavirus. Dozens of disposable domains are registered for a couple of dollars a pop, sending out massive amounts of unsolicited email aka SPAM. It’s a pattern we witness time and again: Namecheap as the domain registrar, running promotions to […]

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Another batch of spamming #domains courtesy of #NameCheap and #Cloudflare

TGIF and welcome to another round of relentless spam, courtesy of NameCheap as the domain registrar, and Cloudflare as the DNS proxy provider. This duo really enhances serial spammers’ ability to hide and send out spam from cheap, disposable domain names. That’s what happens when you drop prices for domain registrations and when you offer […]

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Igroutka.net : Stolen #domain registrant shares his experience with #Namecheap

The registrant of the domain igroutka.net lost access to his asset on July 23, 2020 – the domain was transferred to Namecheap. Igroutka.net is a busy web site with thousands of daily visitors, primarily from Russia, looking for free online games: As I found out, on July 21, 2020, my mail was hacked, which was […]

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Asia and Cloud #domains : It’s #domain spam galore from NameCheap and Cloudflare!

Serial domain spammers love NameCheap and its combination of inaction to reports of abuse and bulk priced deals. Right now, NameCheap offers $4.88 registrations for .Asia domains, along with $1.28 for .Cloud domains. What a great combo for the phuckstick spammers that once they register these cheap, disposable domains, head out to Cloudflare to hide […]

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