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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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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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