Tuesday, 25 Jul 2017
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Want The Cheapest Domains? Namecheap Domain Review

Namecheap Domain ReviewNamecheap is where I have all of my domains registered. They are the quickest, easiest and cheapest place to register a domain. This is my Namecheap domain review.

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  • Product: Namecheap (Domain Registration)
  • Website URL: www.Namecheap.com
  • Price: Full price for registering a .COM for 1 year is $10.69.
    • Depending on the TLD, varies from $0.88 to $2,488.00 per year.
  • Owner: Richard Kirkendall
  • My Rating: 9.9 out of 10
  • Target Audience: Everyone who wants to buy a domain.

Introduction

Namecheap was founded in 2000 by Richard Kirkendall. The company started out as a domain registrar and that is still what they do best. It has expanded into hosting and various domain and hosting related security services.

I have all of my domain names registered at Namecheap.com but my websites are not hosted with Namecheap. Currently they are hosted with Inmotion Hosting. This is a review of Namecheap.com as a domain registrar only.

I have heard that they are a good webhost, but I don’t have any direct experience with them to provide a qualified review. I only review products and services that I have actually used.

Pros and Cons

Every product has pros and cons. I could only come up with 1 possible con for registering your domain name with Namecheap.com.

Pros

  • The main pro is price.
    • There is no other cheaper domain registrar when you consider both domain name cost + domain protection together.
    • See my post Who Is The Best Domain Registrar? for a deeper discussion about domain protection.
  • The Auto-Renew feature allows you to ensure that you don’t forget to renew your domain name and domain protection from year to year.
  • Quick and easy domain registration.

Cons

Most products have cons. With a quality company like Namecheap, there is only 1 con that I could come up with.

  • It is slightly more work to register your domain separately from your webhost.
    • If you choose Namecheap as your webhost, then even this con disappears.

Support

Namecheap support is excellent. The first line of support is their extensive Knowledgebase. If you don’t find what you need there, you can either submit a ticket or start up a Live Chat session. They also maintain a blog for status updates and fresh news.

Price

Almost every every domain name registrar offers web hosting and every web host offers domain name registration. This doesn’t mean that it is always the best choice to have both services with the same provider.

When you buy web hosting, you are regularly offered a free or discounted domain name registration for the first year. As I discussed in my post about Who Is The Best Domain Registrar?, this isn’t usually as good of a deal as it sounds like when you take into account domain protection costs.

Depending on the TLD, the price for a domain name varies from $0.88 to $2,488.00(!) per year. I don’t know why anyone would pay $2,488.00 for a domain name to end in .PROTECTION, .SECURITY, .CARS, .CAR, or .AUTO, but I don’t imagine they sell very many.

My recommendation? Just buy a .COM. If the domain name you want with a .COM is taken, offer to buy it from the current owner, or brainstorm a different domain name. Search engines heavily weight toward .COM for search results.

Full price for a .COM domain name is $10.69 for the first year with free domain protection. Right now there is a coupon code “NY2017” which gives you the 1st year for $9.66.

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Target Audience

Everyone who owns a domain name or wants to can take advantage of the low costs and excellent service offered by Namecheap.

Namecheap Domain Review Conclusion

  • Product: Namecheap (Domain Registration)
  • Website URL: www.Namecheap.com
  • My Rating: 9.9 out of 10

If you haven’t reagistered a domain yet, save yourself any hassle or hidden cost by buying your domain name now at Namecheap.com.

If you have your domain name registered with a different provider, then you can transfer your domain to Namecheap.com and take advantage of their low cost transfer fees.

6 Comments

  1. Hii Amanda. Thanks for this great post.
    I’ve been looking for where to register the domain for my new website and now I think I should go with Namecheap. I’ve heard about it somewhere else before but now I’m convinced that it’s a go.
    But does the $10.69 cover the cost for running the whole website or it’s just to register the name?
    Thanks

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