Namecheap

Namecheap

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Namecheap

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domain - .com

$5.98

Cloud
per year

domain - .org

$8.98

Cloud
per year

Business Email - Starter

$10.88

Cloud
per year

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

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Product Details

What is Namecheap?

Namecheap is a website domain name service offering providing easy domain name registration, and affordable hosting plans.

Namecheap Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

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Ray Hollister | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • 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.
Vivek Narayanankutty Nair | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • 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.
Stephen Steinberg | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • 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.
Brandon Fong | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • 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
Cameron Renfro | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Review Source
  • 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.
Joseph Condon | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • 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.
Brandon Zell | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • 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.
Collin Berg | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • 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.
Adam Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • 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.
Derek Letellier | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • 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)