Namecheap is a company out of Los Angeles in the United States that provides web hosting, domain registration, SSL certificates, and VPN's. The company was started in 2000 by Richard Kirkendall. Namecheap started gaining a lot of popularity in the late 2000’s. Namecheap was then voted the best domain registration platform during November 2010 by Lifehacker polls. In 2011 Namecheap took a strong anti-SOPA position after GoDaddy took a pro-SOPA position. Namecheap went viral when they announced a “Move Your Domain Day” with a “SOPASucks” promo code on December 29th, 2011 when users on Reddit called for a boycott of Godaddy because of its pro-SOPA stance. Namecheap also said it would donate $1 to the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) for each domain transferred during "Move Your Domain Day". In a Lifehacker poll in 2012, Namecheap was voted the most popular domain registrar. Namecheap announced that it would accept bitcoin in early 2013 making its company well known to bitcoin and cryptocurrency users. Namecheap still remains a privately owned and independent company. Namecheap claims to be managing over 11 million domains as of 2018. Namecheap is one of the biggest domain registrars in the world.
Headquarters: Los Angeles, California Founder: Richard Kirkendall Cheapest Plan: $1.29 Cheapest Domain: $0.88 Launch Year: 2000 Email: [email protected] Data Centers: 2 Alexa.com Ranking: 1,381 Twitter Followers: 121,930 Twitter Statuses: 79,268