Internet Privacy

Authy based 2-Factor Authentication Is Coming!

In today’s world we live so much of our lives online. We stay in contact with our friends. We shop online. We manage our finances online. And we run our businesses online. The security of our online world is of utmost importance to us, as individuals and as business owners.

At Namecheap, your security is hugely important to us. We want you to be able to experience the full breadth of the Internet securely and seamlessly. Which is why it has been a huge frustration to us here at Namecheap that we have only had 2-Factor Authentication via SMS and have not yet been able to deliver more secure 2FA to you.  I know that we’ve been promising that it’s coming for some time now.

Now, it is coming.

Over the past two and half years we have been doing the painful, yet vital, work to build a new technology platform that will enable us to bring new products and features to market much more quickly.

It will enable us to continuously adapt to your feedback about what you want and what you need: living up to our commitment to put our customers first. Prior to this, we’ve been operating on a technology system that was built from our birth 17 years ago. Our desire to deliver 2FA became victim to the limitations of this legacy platform.

We have offered 2FA via SMS. And we know that there are some limitations to that approach. We know that we have to do better.

We made the difficult decision to pause all new integrations and features until we could build and deliver a new platform that would set our technology development free. Finally, we are approaching the end of that process.

2FA was the most urgent priority that had to be sidelined while we built that capability. It is now first in the queue to be addressed. As CEO of Namecheap, I give you my commitment that we will deliver true 2FA within the next 60 days.

2FA is coming. Thank you for your patience while you’ve been waiting.

6 thoughts on “Authy based 2-Factor Authentication Is Coming!”

  1. Can’t come soon enough! SMS isn’t great 2FA; Authy is good though, I use that as my primary keygen now. Cheers

  2. Great news!

    I actually have been waiting for this feature since I singed up for Namecheap 2 years ago (and the reason I chose it was that it supported net neutrality). It’s very good to have it at last as I really like Namecheap and didn’t want to be forced to move to another service because of the lack of features.

    Having an entire new in-house made platform sounds even better and I think it will put you ahead in the competition.

    Thanks and please keep up the great service!

  3. Great news! As a longtime customer of Namecheap, as well as a guy who works hard to utilize every security measure possible personally and in my business, I’ve been concerned about insecure SMS 2FA.

    I know it’s hard to implement 2FA in many environments as evidenced by all the companies that offer 2FA but do so through SMS ( like I have in the past with Namecheap, I ping all companies I do business with and strongly encourage them to choose a secure 2FA methodology!).

    I applaud your commitment to make secure 2FA happen and believe me, it is much appreciated!

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