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Category: Domains

Posted by Kendra Hayes on 16th June 2014

Get Your Biz Online for $1.99

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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

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Are you one of the many who owns a .me.uk, .org.uk or .co.uk? 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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 (nature.org) or Water4 (water4.org) – 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

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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.

Posted by Matt Russell on 14th April 2014

Dyn discontinues free DNS. FreeDNS with Namecheap will remain free

Dyn, a popular provider of free DNS products recently announced that it’s free service will cease on May 7th, 2014. This means anyone using their free DNS hosting has to upgrade to a paid version or will get cut off. Their paid version costs $25 per year just for DNS services.

For years, Namecheap has offered a free DNS service – even for those that have no domain or other paid services with us. We’ve recently invested heavily into upgrading our Free DNS service and it is more robust and resilient than ever. We now have a large cluster of servers spread across North America and Europe, delivering fast and reliable DNS services. For free.

We also have a regular DNS product, hosted on a separate DNS cluster, for those who register and renew domain names through us. Like Free DNS, it is a product we’re investing heavily in, and it will continue to offer world-class DNS services.

 

 

Posted by Tamar, Namecheap Community Manager on 7th April 2014

New TLDs: Early Access & More

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Did you know most of the new TLDs being released these days have an Early Access Program? With EAP, you can purchase your new domain names before the TLD goes into General Availability, for an extra fee. In most cases, EAP starts three days before GA and the extra fee is $105 (plus the regular registration fee). These five enter EAP on April 6 and GA on April 9: .coffee, .florist, .house, .international, and .solar. Visit the registration page to get your new names now. And check out our New TLDs page to learn how you can stay informed about new domains entering EAP and GA.