Are you not tired of paying extra on Domain names, WHOIS Guard, SSL Certificates, Web Hosting and Email services? How silly of me (to ask that)! Of course you’re! Well, today is your lucky day as I bring to you a company named Namecheap.
Namecheap is an ICANN-accredited domain name registrar and web hosting company, based in Los Angeles, California. Founded in 2000 by Richard Kirkendall. They provide quality services and products at an affordable price. You will get a discount on your first year (and even save more when you use their monthly coupons!). Create an account by clicking here.
You can register a new domain name or transfer one from your current registrar (to NameCheap). The domain transfer process is simple and short. Doing a domain transfer seems like hard work, but trust me it ain’t! In fact, I have been there. I also, had that fear of transferring a domain name.
Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will
I had to overcome that fear (of which I did) and thanks to NameCheap. I’m going to cut this story short (but if you want to know more or need help with transferring a domain do contact me).
The great part is that the domain transfer won’t take that long (depending on your current registrar). If you are using GoDaddy it may take plus or minus 30 minutes.
In my case, after I approved the transfer process at 00:32. Surprisingly, The transfer process was complete at 01:20. I mean… In less than an hour it was done. It will take longer (5 days) if you don’t confirm the transfer on your current registrar’s dashboard – under transfers.
Now let me mention some of the reasons you should transfer your domain to NameCheap.
- You get a discount and only pay $9.69 or even $8.84 if you use a coupon (their renewal price is $10.69) on .com domains. A .net domain costs $11.88 and renews at $12.88.
- A free WHOIS guard protection for a year (when you purchase a domain or when transferring a domain to them).
- You’ll pay only $1.99 for a Comodo Positive SSL Certificate (first year only) when you transfer the domain.
- You get to try their free private email hosting plan (free for two months, if you like it! You can then purchase it).
- Their Live Chat support is superb!
Are you paying attention to the free products? Great add-on products right?! I know 🙂
NameCheap For Hosting
I find their hosting plans quite pricey for small businesses or blogs! Especially if you own one blog or website.
Their first plan costs only $9.88/y (it renews at $38.88) and has the following features: 20 GB SSD Accelerated Disk Space, Unlimited Bandwidth, cPanel control panel, An up time of 99.99 percent (100% Up time SLA), Total Security, Softaculous installer and can host up to three websites.
Considering the features provided, You can see that their hosting plans are not pricey after all. You should use their hosting packages if you have a minimum of three websites or blogs.
SSL Certificates, Custom Email and WHOIS Guard
A Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate will protect your visitors’s data like Credit Card info, Email address and so on. Their SSL certificates starts from $9.00 per year. Their Email Packages start from $9.88 per year and with a custom email address your business will sure look professional.
WHOIS Guard will protect or hide your details (Email address, Your address, Name). This is to ensure that you don’t get spam messages and to protect you from identity theft. It costs only $2.88 per year (Cheap compared to other registrars).
Like I said earlier their Live Chat support is superb! You can contact them any time and they will definitely assist you. If you are not in a rush to get a response, You may consider emailing them. They will reply within 24 hours! If it is urgent then their Live Chat support will definitely do!
There’s no product or company without cons, so here are Namecheap cons:
- No phone support.
- They don’t offer renewal coupons. You only get discounts for the first year, or when you add more years on your products.
That’s not all though! They do offer other great hosting plans and products. Make sure you check them out and Thank You for reading this post.