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Category: Domains

Posted by Kate on 12th December 2014

Buy Hosting, Get .website Too


Our crazy Black Friday sale weekend is over, but you still have time to get in on some of the year’s best deals from Namecheap. This week’s featured offering: A free .website domain name when you buy full-featured hosting for only $9.88.

ICANN released the .website top-level domain in September 2014, and it has become a fast favorite. Any time you’re asking yourself how to name a new website, .website is bound to be a good answer. And now your .website comes free with purchase of the best shared hosting plan at the lowest price you’ll find anywhere.

Get to know Namecheap Shared Hosting: Plans start at just $9.88 for the first year, for 20 GB, unlimited bandwidth, support for up to 3 websites and 100% uptime guaranteed. In most cases, $9.88 is less than the cost of a domain name.

The free .website offer is valid with purchase of any Namecheap hosting plan (excluding Email Hosting). Click here to compare plans. There are no limits on this offer; buy as many hosting packages as you like and get a free .website to go with each one. Happy holidays from Namecheap!

Posted by tc on 4th October 2014

365 Amazing Available .IO Domains (+$10 OFF!)

It’s not always easy to find quality available domain names so we rolled up our sleeves and did the work for you! Below, you’ll find hundreds of amazing available .io domains, ready to be registered on Namecheap! For a limited time, you can get $10 off the regular .io registration price with the coupon code “yoio”

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Note: these will go fast and we likely won’t be able to keep up with removing registered domains from the list. Grab these while they’re still hot! Simply click a domain below, add it to your cart, and use the coupon code YOIO.

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Posted by Kendra Hayes on 16th June 2014

Get Your Biz Online for $1.99

Got a head for business? Then you’ll love our new business package: a .biz domain with Business email plan, for just $1.99 for the first year.

The .biz domain extension was created for business clients. It’s instant, powerful protection for your brand – users immediately know your site is all about business. And because it’s less popular than .com, your preferred domain name is more likely to be available.

Our Business email plan is also great for business use. It features ample storage on our private cloud, plus collaboration tools and full mobile support.

Restrictions apply. Click here to see the details and purchase your $1.99 business package.

Posted by Tamar, Namecheap Community Manager on 10th June 2014

June 10: .uk TLD + Hosting for $1


Are you one of the many who owns a, or Have you been waiting for .uk as a top-level domain? Here’s some exciting news: Today, June 10, Namecheap is beginning to offer .uk as a direct extension. We’re pleased to be one of the largest US registrars to offer .uk.

To strengthen our friendship with the UK business sector even more, we present a hosting deal to go along with your new .uk domain. If you register your .uk with Namecheap, you’re eligible to receive one year of our Value hosting plan (hosted from our UK datacenter) for only $1. Second-year renewals will be available at the regular rate.

All .uk domains and new UK hosting plans are backed by the same powerful Namecheap guarantee, service and support you’ve come to depend on.

Find and register your .uk name here.

Click to view Value hosting plan specs.


Posted by Tamar, Namecheap Community Manager on 28th May 2014

.ninja is here!


It’s a great week to be a ninja or a travel professional. These new top-level domains become available for general registration May 28: .ninja, .cruises, .flights, .rentals, .vacation, .villas and .immobilien. And don’t forget about .wiki on May 26! Get in on the action – visit the registration page to secure your new domains today.

Posted by Tamar, Namecheap Community Manager on 19th May 2014

New TLDs for Everything from Paparazzi to Politics


Available through Namecheap this week: A wide variety of powerful new top-level domains. On May 19, the new domain .luxury enters General Availability, and you can get it at Namecheap without paying the luxury price some registrars charge. OnMay 21, we have .exposed, .best, .dance, .foundation and .democrat. Visit the Registration page to find and register your favorite new domain names today. And don’t forget there are other great new TLDs on their way in the next few months. Use our New TLDs page to keep track of all the new options as they become available.

Posted by Tamar, Namecheap Community Manager on 14th May 2014

Available May 14: .works and .expert


The little word “works” can refer to a lot of things – fireworks, waterworks, how something works, even authors’ works. Now you can tell the world how you work or what works for you, with a .works domain name. This is a perfect extension for employment agencies, informational sites and all kinds of blogs.

And, of course, there are experts in every field: Science, technology, marketing, fitness, fashion, just to name a few. If you want to share your expertise in any area, the .expert TLD is a great way to name your new website. Head over to our registration page and get yours today.

Posted by Tamar, Namecheap Community Manager on 24th April 2014

Nature, Water, Namecheap & You


We want to thank you for helping us care for Planet Earth and its 7 billion inhabitants. Your purchases on Earth Day 2014 enabled Namecheap to donate $2936 to The Nature Conservancy and $2624 to Water4, in support of healthy ecosystems and clean drinking water worldwide. Way to go! We look forward to working with you in support of Earth Day 2015.

Posted by Kate on 16th April 2014

Join Us in Support of Earth Day


Namecheap believes in caring for the planet. So we invite you to join us April 22 for Earth Day – we’ll offer two great deals, and your purchases will help support worldwide environmental efforts. The deals: Just $5.98 gets you a one-year transfer for your .com/.net/.biz/.org/.info domain, and shared hosting packages will be available at 60% off. Some restrictions apply, of course. For every transfer and hosting package sold, we’ll donate $1 to The Nature Conservancy ( or Water4 ( – you choose which charity. Thank you for being part of this important effort. See you on the 22nd!

Posted by Tamar, Namecheap Community Manager on 14th April 2014

Focus on Fun Stuff: New TLDs for April 15


To take your mind off the IRS, we present some new fun TLD options, available for general registration as of 4/15: .gift, .pics, .photo, .guitars, .link. Two more batches of new TLDs arrive later this week, so be sure to stay tuned. Here’s a sneak peek: .marketing on 4/16 and .pink on 4/17. Head over to the registration page and grab some new domains now.