How to Report a Fraudulent Website to a Registrar

Yesterday, @sconsult and @sherlloch reported to us on Twitter that someone registered a domain with us and was using it for a Twitter phishing site.  This specific scam asked for information in order to win a free iPod.  Other recent scams ask Twitter users to log in to a page that looked like the Twitter … Continue reading How to Report a Fraudulent Website to a Registrar

Many Thanks to All Those Who Participated in the Namecheap Twitter Trivia Contest

December was a fun month for us, with over 4000 people playing our NameCheap Twitter Trivia Contest.   People played from all over the world and the contest was mentioned in Mashable and Yahoo News.  We’d like to congratulate Kevin Haggerty, Jeremiah Zabal, and M Blom for answering the most questions correctly.  These players any many … Continue reading Many Thanks to All Those Who Participated in the Namecheap Twitter Trivia Contest

Protect Your Personal Information with WhoIsGuard

With so much information being transmitted online, it’s important to protect your identity.  Sometimes when you buy a domain name, you want someone to be able to look up your name, address and phone number in the WHOIS directory.  If you are a business, having your address listed can show potential customers that you are … Continue reading Protect Your Personal Information with WhoIsGuard

Buying and Selling Domains as Properties

Some people buy one domain for a website and then never buy a domain again.  However, buying domains, or “domaining”, as it is called, is a business in and of itself.  Some people make thousands if not millions of dollars purchasing valuable domain names and then reselling them to others who want to start a … Continue reading Buying and Selling Domains as Properties

Purchasing Multiple Extensions Will Protect Your Brand

Your domain name is your brand.  It’s the first thing a customer sees when they find you in Google.  That’s why it is important to protect your domain from people who would want to exploit it. Domain names are not much different from business names.  If you were one of the founders of McDonald’s, you … Continue reading Purchasing Multiple Extensions Will Protect Your Brand

Namecheap Welcomes All PeopleHost Customers

NameCheap Hosting is less than a year old and already has 10,000 customers.  We’ve had so much success, we decide to acquire the hosting company PeopleHost.  We welcome all of their customers and hope our reliability, speed and service surpasses their expectations. For any PeopleHost customers who may have questions about our service, here is … Continue reading Namecheap Welcomes All PeopleHost Customers

Picking a Domain that Stands Out for Your Business

Picking a domain name can be one of the hardest parts about creating a business online.  A good domain name is a brand.  Not only is it a URL, it goes on your business card, your collateral, and any promotional material from shirts to hats to signs.  How can you be sure that your domain … Continue reading Picking a Domain that Stands Out for Your Business