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Ray Hollister | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Namecheap is our domain registrar of choice. We switched from several different domain registrars over to just Namecheap. We have dealt with many previous registrars that have complex and confusing UIs on their control panels and that charge exorbitant fees for simple things. Namecheap doesn’t do any of that. Namecheap provides excellent customer service and an incredibly simple-to-use service.
  • Domain registrar
  • Customer service
  • DNS setup and propagation
  • Transferring domain registrations
  • Email forwarding
  • There is one search bar that is a little confusing. It’s not clear if it’s supposed to be for finding a new domain or searching for your existing domain registrations.
  • Emails about the DKIM and SPF records were confusing the first time I got them. The FAQs could be improved.
  • I’m digging deep for this, but I think it would be nice if the UI brought the user to the list of domains currently owned since that is the page I’m usually looking for when I log in.
Namecheap is the absolute best domain registrar that I have used, and I have used just about all of the big names. They are priced right; they offer excellent customer service, their FAQs and documentation are excellent. They don’t spam you with offers for things you don’t want, and they don’t have misleading practices like hiding that the first-year fee is 1/10 of the regular annual cost. They don’t try to sneak in a change to your bill and charge you for multiple years when you’ve already set it to a one-year renewal.

The only negative of Namecheap is its brand name. I have had a few raised eyebrows when I have told executives that we are using Namecheap. It doesn’t sound like a professional service. It sounds like a consumer service. This is terrible because they are the MOST professional service and reliable service of all the services I work with on a daily basis.
Vivek Narayanankutty Nair | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We have 6 domains and premium DNS servers with Namecheap. We are getting a good price for domains and their premium DNS service is also excellent. On top of that, excellent chat support when the need arises.
  • Good domain pricing.
  • Good premium DNS service.
  • Excellent chat support.
  • Fast DNS propagation.
  • Remove the pricing for premium DNS service.
  • Improve and make avail CDN service for non Namecheap users.
  • Hosting service locations to be doubled. Especially India location need of the hour.
Easy to operation and good pricing. Need an India server for hosting.
Stephen Steinberg | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We use Namecheap to buy and manage the domain names we own. At the end of the day, most domain registrars provide the same exact service, but we always come back to Namecheap for a few reasons. First, their UX and UI are insanely easy to use, there's never any confusion. Second, they have great prices. Third, they never use shady re-registration practices that other registrars rely on.
  • Pricing is industry best.
  • They make it easy and quick to renew domains.
  • They have great privacy WhoIs features for free.
  • I wonder if it's feasible to have bulk discounts or a loyalty program?
  • They may have this already, but features to buy and sell premium domains, or browse ones for sale, would be great.
  • We don't use their hosting because there are higher quality options, but it'd be great if they did better hosting so we could keep it all under one roof.
If you need to register a domain, Namecheap is the best hands-down. We haven't used their hosting so I can't attest to it. I'm sure it'd be fine for a low-trafficked website that doesn't need to be fast. Otherwise just register your domain at Namecheap and use custom DNS to connect it to a website hosted elsewhere.
We very rarely have to reach out to customer support because the service is so quick, easy and intuitive to use. But when we have had to use it, the customer service was quick, reliable, answered our questions and addressed our problems without too much back and forth, and was native English speaking.
Brandon Fong | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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I use Namecheap for all of my domains -- and I have about 15. I recommend it to anyone who would like great customer experience and reliable service.
  • I've contacted their customer service multiple times and they have always been incredibly responsive and helpful
  • Their support documentation is well laid out so if you have any questions their FAQs handle most things
  • Their user experience is simple and streamlined -- buying a new domain is simple and straightforward.
  • It'd be nice to have steeper discounts for buying the service for further out
  • Some of the premium domains are outrageously priced without much information why
  • I tried using domain agents to try to negotiate for a domain and found their support to be unhelpful -- if Namecheap could help more with buying a domain thats already used that might help
For anyone looking to buy a domain with quality customer service when you need it.
Cameron Renfro | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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I use Namecheap to manage all of my personal and professional domains. A few years ago I transferred all of our domains to Namecheap and recommend it to everyone. Domain purchase and management is foreign enough for most people without having to deal with a cumbersome and clunky interface which is what I feel most other providers offer. Namecheap is easy, affordable, and does what it's supposed to do.
  • Namecheap's interface is clean, modern, and easy to navigate.
  • Most other company gouge their customers on domain renewal costs, Namecheap does NOT.
  • Namecheap's support service has always been fast, friendly, and 100% helpful.
  • There are few international domains that cannot be purchased directly through Namecheap. To work around this, I purchased the domains at another registrar and immediately transferred them to Namecheap.
I cannot think of any reason why someone would not or should not use Namecheap for their domain registration/management.
Joseph Condon | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Namecheap is used as the primary provider of all my domain names, both business and personal. In the last 2 years, I have only used Namecheap for my domain names and they have become my domain registrar of choice. This solves the issue of having domains across many different providers and allows me to centralize all my domains. It addresses all my domain needs as well as domain privacy, which is included for free, unlike other providers.
  • Domain registration is easy. This is big because when finding the perfect domain name, you have to do a lot of domain checking to see what is available. Namecheap not only makes this easy, but they recommend other domains that you might like instead, if the one you want is taken. They also allow you to sell domains and buy premium domains from other sellers if they are already registered to them.
  • Free Whois Guard & privacy. This is HUGE. All those annoying phone calls and emails you get the second you register a domain, they will stop when you start using NameCheap to register your domains. This is because they provide free Whois and domain privacy with all domains, for the life of the domain as long as it is registered with them. I love this and it is a huge selling point.
  • Easy updating and management of domains. This is a must. At many time, I need to update the nameservers of multiple domains at once. Namecheap makes it extremely easy to do this and allows for bulk updating. Things also seem to propagate quicker than other domain providers.
  • When I registers a new domain, I wish it would automatically apply my nameservers of choice. I find myself having to go in and edit the nameservers every time I register a new domain, which seems to be often. However, I will say they do make it easy to update in bulk and it updates pretty quickly.
  • Renewals could be more transparent. They offer some of the best prices on domain names but some of the domain names are only 99 cents. But when you read the fine print, it says they will renew at xx.xx dollars, sometimes 20-30 dollars. This is mostly with odd domain suffixes so doesn't really effect me too often.
  • Domain transfers could be more affordable. I think that since they are gaining business when they transfer in a domain, they should make it more affordable to do so. At one point, I wanted to transfer about 10 domain names to them and ended up having to pay around $8 for each one. They could make this more affordable to compete with competition. I have used other domain providers that not only transfer a domain name in for less cost, but add an additional year to it as well.
Namecheap is well suited for anyone wanting to register a new domain. Their prices are extremely hard to beat and the renewal costs are also acceptable. They make the search easy so it's the best place if you aren't sure which domain name you want yet. I cannot think of any scenarios where it would be a bad idea to use Namecheap. You can't beat the free whois privacy.
Brandon Zell | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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As a web design freelancer, Namecheap is my choice for searching for and registering domains. Their domain search engine is great, they often have fantastic sales, and as of recently, they're including Who Is Privacy for free. Namecheap is also my top pick for quality, low-cost hosting.
  • Domain search: When you search for a domain you'd like to register, they provide a list of alternative options using other top level domains (TLDs)
  • Domain management: Managing domains in Namecheap is nice and simple. Plus, if you need to transfer ownership of a domain to another Namecheap user, the process is quite easy.
  • Domain sales: Namecheap always has some great domain sales/promotions going on. Need to pick up a domain for 88 cents? Check Namecheap.
  • Account security: They offer two factor authentication vie their Namecheap app. With that app, you're able to approve or deny login attempts. In my estimation, this is both easier and more secure than having a two factor auth security code emailed or sent to you phone.
  • Support: Their live chat support is a great option for getting in touch and solving any issues you might be having.
  • Hosting: They have some great low cost hosting options.
  • Dashboard layout: Occasionally I find myself struggling to find the right page to go to in the dashboard. Overall it's a decent design/layout, but I think there's room for improvement here.
For purchasing and managing domain registrations, I've been very happy with Namecheap and would happily recommend them to my colleagues. When Google started offering domain registration, I was tempted to begin using them for all my new domains. They offer simple pricing and Who Is Privacy protection is included. The main catch? They're just more expensive then Namecheap. Why pay Google $60 for a domain I can get through Namecheap for $30? (and I'm not talking about a first year sale price).

As much as I love Namecheap, they're not my choice for quality hosting. It's not that their hosting is bad, but in my opinion their are better options. However, I do maintain a hosting account with Namecheap for myself.
Collin Berg | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Namecheap is a great hosting platform for simple sites and purchasing domains. Their user interface is simple and modern. Their cPanel is great and modern and using it to point DNS to the right folder is easy to follow. I use them exclusively to purchase new domains and searching for domain records. They have quick and no-nonsense support. For the price point, Namecheap is fantastic for hosting simple sites and the only domain purchaser i trust.
  • Cpanel interface is fantastic and allows for 1-click installation of a few CMS
  • Namecheap has a great search function for purchasing domains and looking up who already purchased a domain.
  • User Interface for the checkout process is flawless
  • The Affiliate program they have that urge new users to pay $100 for SEO kits seams scammy.
Namecheap is the perfect solution for getting your domains. $10 for .com domains is a great price and easy addons for privacy are inexpensive. Hosting with Namecheap is also one of the best solutions for simple sites that need brochure or blog style sites. Its perfect for new businesses that need an online presence fast.
January 29, 2018

Great domain registrar

Benjamin Bristow | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Used by myself to purchase domains. Allows buying domains for very cheap prices with good support and a decent administration panel.
  • Cheap domains
  • Support
  • Administration panel
  • Email hosting limited
  • Own DNS limited
Well suited where a business or individual needs to purchase or manage their own domains.
Adam Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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I use Namecheap to manage domain registration for a portfolio of properties. Namecheap also handles DNS for some of these domains. Where we use another DNS service Namecheap makes it simple to switch to another DNS provider. There is also very little lag time when making DNS changes, so our development processes aren't needlessly slowed waiting for DNS updates to propogate.

Namecheap provides a simple to use and cost effective way to register and manage our domains. It's one of those services that just works and once you have it going you never really need to worry about it again.
  • Easy to use interface. The Namecheap site is simple to navigate for both technical and non-technical users.
  • Great prices for a wide variety of domains. It's also easy to research and find domain names with a variety of TLDs for new projects or clients.
  • Solid and fast DNS services. We've never had an issue with DNS when using Namecheap's DNS service and when we make updates to records those updates are available very fast.
  • Every so often there's a TLD that Namecheap doesn't offer.
  • While the interface is easy to use, it could use some refreshing to look a bit more modern with some larger type in some places.
Namecheap is my preferred choice for registering domains and managing DNS. I've never really run into a scenario, outside of needing a domain with a TLD that they don't offer, where Namecheap isn't well suited to anything domain/DNS related.

While Namecheap does offer other services, like email and hosting, I've never used it as I've always used dedicated hosting and email providers.
Chris Tuley | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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I have used Namecheap for the last several years as the sole provider for all of my domain names and WhoIs registration. I own 2 small businesses, a photography/videography company and a design company, and I have exclusively used Namecheap for my own companies domains. I also exclusively use Namecheap to purchase domains on behalf of my clients.
  • Domain Registration
  • WhoIs Registration
  • Hosting
  • Email communication can be excessive
  • Website could be modernized
  • Web application interface could be modernized
I have found Namecheap to be the easiest and fastest way for a user to register a domain name. This is essential to my operations when my clients are purchasing their own domains as it is incredibly easy for them to get what they need without being sold meaningless add-ons.
Derek Letellier | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We're using Namecheap for the purchase and management of all our domain names. We chose to use Namecheap because we wanted to uncouple our hosting provider from our domain name purchases. In the event that we used a hosting company that soured on us (Arvixe being a perfect example), we'd like to have the ability to quickly point a domain name to a new hosting provider to make seamless hosting transition. Namecheap gives us that exact ability. They offer competitive prices, domain name privacy, and a magnitude of other hosting features that I personally have not taken advantage of. They also have an easy-to-use web interface and strong two-factor authentication for account security.
  • Good prices
  • Strong security
  • Independence from major hosting providers
  • Compatibility with certain browsers (which has been resolved as of late)
  • The word "cheap" now shows up on your WhoIs records (they used to have another name on web records)
Namecheap is definitely a great option if you wish to purchase your domain names separate from your hosting provider. They've been great for our domain name hosting, but I don't know much about their web hosting or email options. However, I am of the philosophy not to have too many eggs in one basket and to use separate services so you have independence to choose your providers.