Over the years, you may have wondered why you haven’t seen Namecheap swag out in the wild. It’s not uncommon to see tees, stickers, and hoodies from other tech companies that you love, so why not Namecheap? Well, frankly it’s long overdue but we are thrilled to announce the launch of our merch store, with fancy new t-shirts, hoodies, and stickers. As one of our holiday deals, we’ll be offering a 50% discount on select items from Friday (11/29) 12:00AM EST to Monday (12/2) 11:59PM. We have limited inventory so be sure to stock up to ensure that you get your items in time for the holidays.
So now that you have the lowdown on the store, you’re probably wondering about the new logo that you see on all of the items. We haven’t publicly released it yet but you may have seen a sneak peek on our social media channels or in person at conferences. We will be launching a new site design soon, which will feature this new logo and a beautiful new clean layout. In the meantime, make sure you snag one of our super comfy tees or hoodies to be one of the first to don our new logo.
Note: The store is powered by the fine folks over at United Pixelworkers, purveyors of custom designed apparel.
If you’re building an online presence, your name is one of the easiest ways to maintain your online presence. Here are four reasons why you should own a personal domain name:
Protect Your Reputation
What are people finding when they search for your name? Are they seeing your Facebook page? Your Twitter feed? That picture of you partying just a little too hard in Vegas when you were 19 years old? (What happens in Vegas gets posted online these days.) If you owned your <firstname><lastname>.com, you could control your online reputation and push down all those negative search results.
How does that work? There are books and books in ORM (online reptuation management), but the idea is simple: put great content on your web page and link to the good stuff. There’s more where that came from, but that’s the idea.
Showcase Your Talents
Are you great at web design? A funny videographer? A budding artist? A poet? Or are you none of these, but still have a great curriculum vitae or resume you want everyone to know about? Create a web page that showcases your web portfolio, your video library, your paintings, and your published and unpublished works. This is your website and it’s where you can shine.
More and more people these days establish themselves as authority figures by creating their own space on the web. One of the easiest ways to do that is with a blog. Write about your passions, your dreams, or your professional experience, and use that as a way to establish authority. You never know, if you keep it up, you may grow a following! Plus, this is how you protect your reputation and showcase your talents. You get it all.
Maintain a Professional [Email] Presence
I don’t know about you, but it looks better to have a <firstname><lastname>.pw email than a gmail.com or a yahoo.com. If nothing else, get a personal domain so that you have a professional email address. It’s that easy.
Here are examples of personal domain names from some of our Namecheap customers:
In short, a personal domain name helps protect your reputation and is a professional way to showcase your wares and to exert authority in the saturated online space. Why not buy your personal domain today?
Everyone knows that finding the right products and services can be difficult and taxing on your brain. Namecheap has come up with a way to remove the need for you to think at all. Today they announced the most innovative solution to hit the market, yet – the Guesstimator™ (patent pending).
Like magic, the Guesstimator™ instinctively knows not only everything you want but everything you need both for your website and your life, in general. Need every domain extension known to man? We know you do. Need 20 random applications for your web hosting? You bet it’ll add them for you. Forgot your father’s birthday? The Guesstimator™ just knows and will automatically add that Chia® Pet, electronic shaving kit, and subscription to the fruit of the month club right to your cart. Who could ask for anything more?
No more worries about those missed opportunities. The Guesstimator™ has you covered. Don’t take our word for it, though. Try it today and experience the magic for yourself!
Thank you for playing along.
To learn more about the real Namecheap, check out the links below or return to our real homepage now.
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The Namecheap Team
Do you know everything there is to know about domain names? Perhaps you do, but perhaps you don’t. Our team has put together the most exhaustive domain name infographic ever, covering everything from the pros and cons of generic TLDs to the top gTLD registries to details on ccTLDs, to the traffic by TLD, and more.
Check it out. For the full sized graphic, click here.
Hey Namecheap fans! We’re posting to let you know that our annual Super Bowl themed trivia is happening THIS WEEKEND! Starting midnight EST on February 2nd, we’ll be asking trivia questions hourly for a chance to win domains, Apple products, and a one year advanced dedicated server!
The rules are simple: follow us on Twitter and answer our questions. We’ll be awarding domain name credits to the first four who answer correctly AND we’ll also be choosing four random winners among those who answered correctly for a chance to win a $10.87 domain name credit. You can win up to 2 domain name credits in this contest, one per day.
We’ll also be awarding grand prize winners an iPad 3, an iPad mini, and a 1 year plan on our advanced dedicated server.
For more information on our contest, visit the Super Weekend Trivia Contest 2013 page.
You will join us, right? We hope to see you! Enjoy the Super Bowl no matter where you are on us!
Looking for a good deal on hosting? Or perhaps you have your sites hosted elsewhere and suffer from shoddy performance or unreliable uptime? There’s never been a better time to move your website hosting to Namecheap. Our Namecheap Winter Hosting Sale is offering even greater discounts on many of our different hosting types.
If you are looking to move to Namecheap, we’ll help you switch
- We’ll transfer your account (or accounts) from another provider to our servers, free of charge
- We’ll move all files, emails and databases over
- We’ll help you configure DNS/Nameservers
- We can assist with any email/FTP configuration issues or questions you may have
If you have hosting for multiple websites, you may wish to consider our reseller hosting platform. Originally designed as a way offering hosting to your own clients and becoming your own web host, reseller hosting is increasingly popular with clients who prefer to pay a single monthly fee to host multiple accounts. Our reseller platform is based around WebHostManager/cPanel and the following screenshots show you just how easy it is to host multiple accounts.
Each account that you create comes with it’s own cPanel login and all of the features/functionality of a regular shared hosting plan. And with the first month of any reseller plan costing just $1, the time to sign up is now!
Last year, our customers helped us raise more than $64,000 to the Electronic Frontier Foundation in the fight for our Internet freedom. With SOPA lingering, we told our lawmakers that we do not want a closed Internet.
SOPA in its iteration in 2012 may have been squashed, but we continually face threats to our Internet freedoms.
That’s why, in 2013, Namecheap plans to fight again for an open Internet with a new fundraiser for EFF. On January 22nd (EST), we will be observing our second annual Move Your Domain Day. Domain transfers during that 24 hour period for com, net, org, info, and biz domains will be $3.99*. In addition, we will be donating $0.50 for every domain transfer to the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
But that’s not all. If there are more than 10,000 transfers to Namecheap on January 22nd, we will be donating $1 per domain transfer to EFF. If there are more than 20,000, we’ll be donating $1.50 for every domain transferred to us.
We hope you can join us in solidarity to ensure that our Internet stays open and free.
Prepare for your transfer by reading this document with our transfer tips.
* Limit 50 domains per household/business. ICANN fee of $0.18 will be added to .com and .net domains.
At Namecheap, we love our clients and we’re always striving to do the very best for you!
Namecheap has been nominated once again in Lifehacker’s “Best Domain Registrar” contest.
Help Namecheap win & then join in the celebration. If we earn the title again, Namecheap will be offering a 24 hour $0.99 special on com/net/org registrations and transfers.
There are only a few hours left. So, take a minute and click here to cast your vote for Namecheap as the best Domain Registrar! Voting ends on Sept 18th, 2012 at 6am Eastern. So, act now, tell your friends, and let’s unlock that $0.99 special!
Meanwhile, as a special thank you, we’re offering a coupon for a $7.98 com/net/org registration or transfer. Use coupon code ‘THEBEST‘ at checkout. (This coupon is available for a limited time, maximum 5 uses per user!)
Once again, we want to thank each and every one of our customers for their loyalty and support.
We simply would not be the best Registrar without you, the best customers in the world!
Thank you, and please remember to cast your vote for Namecheap as Best Registrar!
At Namecheap, we get all kinds of interesting support queries – however, “J” was determined to test whether his Namecheap support rep was really paying attention to his interests. NC Team Member Eugene F. showed J that we’ll go the extra mile, even if it does involve a quiz afterwards!
Our support team was so impressed that we forwarded this chat to our CEO Richard Kirkendall. He insisted we put it up on the blog and had this to say about the matter:
“Even though I don’t watch My Little Pony and can’t claim to be a Brony, I agree with “J” that friendship is indeed magic, and thank him for bringing this to our attention. At Namecheap, we are always listening to what our customers have to say, each and every time we are contacted.”
- Namecheap CEO Richard Kirkendall
08:09 “J”: do you like my little pony friendship is magic
08:09 “J”: /)^3^(\
08:10 Eugene F.: No, I like Simpsons and Futurama more =)
08:11 “J”: So you are not a brony
08:11 “J”: ?
08:12 Eugene F.: Nope
08:12 “J”: You made me cry
08:13 Eugene F.: Hope you’re not disappointed too much, Julian =)
08:13 “J”: I am devastated
08:13 “J”: So much so
08:14 “J”: that I am considering to switch to another host for my domain
08:16 Eugene F.: Actually Ive never seen even an episode of MLP, but if this frustrates you, I can checek some
08:16 “J”: Awesome go watch some my little pony friendship is magic
08:16 “J”: Rainbow Dash is pleased
08:17 “J”: Close what you have open on your computer
08:17 “J”: then open youtube
08:17 “J”: then get watching
08:17 “J”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0-tJPvfcTA
08:17 Eugene F.: Sure, I’ll check this out after I finish my shift. Thank you for the link by the way
08:18 “J”: Nope, do it right now
08:18 “J”: or I am switching hosts
08:18 Eugene F.: Just a moment, please
08:18 “J”: thanks
08:19 Eugene F.: Wow, unicorns!
08:19 “J”: Heck yeah
08:19 “J”: ponys are amazing
08:20 Eugene F.: I think I’m starting to like this stuff
08:20 “J”: after you finish I am going to quiz you
08:20 “J”: if all the answers are right I will leave you in peace
08:20 “J”: if not, I will leave namecheap forever
08:20 “J”: srsly
08:21 “J”: Are you watching it?
08:22 Eugene F.: I’m watching it right now, as promised
08:22 “J”: Great
08:25 “J”: Question 1. What is the name of the baby dragon
08:25 Eugene F.: Spike
08:26 “J”: Question 2. What is the name of the pony queen
08:26 “J”: *princess
08:27 Eugene F.: Princess Celestia
08:28 “J”: Question 3. What mode of transport does twilight sparkle use in the sky
08:29 Eugene F.: It is a kind of chariot
08:29 “J”: Good, yes
08:30 “J”: Question 4. What is twilight sparkles obsession
08:31 Eugene F.: Studying magic
08:31 “J”: Good
08:33 “J”: Question 5. What does Princess Celestia give twilight as her mission
08:34 Eugene F.: She has to study the “magic of friendship” and report what she finds
08:35 “J”: How far are you in the video?
08:36 Eugene F.: Almost finished watching this episode
08:36 Eugene F.: The first part, I mean
08:36 “J”: Tell me when you are finished and I will give you your final exam o3o
08:36 “J”: When you are finished with the first part tell me
08:36 Eugene F.: Okay, I’m ready
08:39 “J”: Final question: Are you enlightened to the magic of friendship and ready to join the herd of bronys, love and tolerate us forever?
08:41 Eugene F.: Yes, I am I’m a Brony and I’m Proud
08:42 “J”: You are jesus christ, you are amazing
08:42 “J”: I need to talk to your supervisor
08:42 “J”: and tell him great things about you
08:44 Eugene F.: You may leave a testimonial in our Forum as well
08:44 “J”: You are legitimity the best customer service rep ever, I want to randomly throw all my money at name cheap
08:45 “J”: Take it all
08:45 “J”: I will and feature your name
08:46 Eugene F.: Thank you for your kind feedback
08:46 “J”: You > God
08:47 “J”: seriously
08:47 “J”: just promise me you will watch more ponys after your shift
08:48 Eugene F.: Yep, at least I should finish this episode
08:50 “J”: Amazing
08:51 Eugene F.: Is there anything else I can assist you with?
08:51 “J”: Nope, have an amazing day
08:52 Eugene F.: Thank you, have a great one too!
On Move Your Domain Day, December 29th, 2011, Namecheap customers initiated over 27,000 domain transfers from SOPA-Supporting domain registrars.
True to our CEO’s Challenge to reach 25,000 transfers for the day, Namecheap DOUBLED the donation to EFF to $2 per domain transferred, and extended the donation window until 12:00 Noon EST today, December 30th, 2011.
As of this morning (10:00 AM EST), the total raised to help the Electronic Frontier Foundation continue their fight against SOPA stands at an amazing $62,058!
Namecheap CEO Richard Kirkendall said:
“It’s a wonderful morning; our amazing customers raised over $62,000 for EFF in the past 24 hours. Because of this incredible display, I’ve personally decided to fund our double donation for each transfer until 12:00 noon today out of my own pocket. I challenge everyone who was thinking of leaving their SOPA-Supporting provider to take this opportunity to transfer at a below-cost price AND donate $2 to the EFF for each transfer.”
So, the challenge is out to our customers…continue transferring your domains today with coupon SOPASucks, and Make Our CEO Pay!
You can follow the updated donation total on our Move Your Domain Day Page.
The SOPASucks coupon code for $6.99 .COM/.NET/.ORG/.BIZ/.INFO transfers will remain valid until December 31, 2011 at 11:59 EST.