Buying domains from Namecheap

Posted on Sunday, April 1st 2007 2:34 am by menj in Domains

Malcolm was telling me about this domain registrar called Namecheap which supports credit/debit card payments as well as PayPal funds transfer for only USD8.88 per domain name on a yearly basis. I registered for an account and tried out the service.

Interface was intuitive and easy to use. I am happy to report that on the whole, I am very satisfied with the service. I bought two brand-new domain names with my PBB debit card and transferred ibnjuferi.net to it. It was very fast and efficient, payment was credited almost immediately. I would certainly suggest using Namecheap for your domain buying-spree needs.

Now its time to transfer some of the major domain names that I have to this new registrar….

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    • zaclo says:

      July 20th, 2012 at 12:07 pm

      i bought few domains from godaddy & namecheap before. those cost almost $9 per domain

      i found few sites…they r offering .com within $5-$6

      now my question is, why should i buy from godaddy/namecheap or from those site with high price
      i can buy it cheap…

    • David says:

      July 20th, 2012 at 12:51 pm

      Is http://www.namecheap.com a good site to buy domain from? Also, if you buy domain from there, do you pay a one time fee, or do you pay a monthly/yearly fee? Also, can you use domain from Name Cheap and have hosting from a different site? If it isn’t a good site domain from, what is a good site that you pay a one time fee? Thanks.

    • friendly 4 says:

      July 20th, 2012 at 2:41 pm

      i’ve started designing a basic html site on adobe dreamweaver and photoshop cs4, and i think i’m going to buy a domain name from namecheap.com or godaddy.com, but who should i use for webhosting? i need something inexpensive, BUT here’s the catch: i also need a LOT of server space because i’m making a site for my photography…. who’s the best host?

    • Mark M says:

      July 20th, 2012 at 3:44 pm

      i bought few domains from godaddy & namecheap before. those cost almost $9 per domain

      i found few sites…they r offering .com within $5-$6

      now my question is, why should i buy from godaddy/namecheap or from those site with high price
      i can buy it cheap…

    • Dark_LovexXx says:

      July 23rd, 2012 at 3:04 pm

      Is http://www.namecheap.com a good site to buy domain from? Also, if you buy domain from there, do you pay a one time fee, or do you pay a monthly/yearly fee? Also, can you use domain from Name Cheap and have hosting from a different site? If it isn’t a good site domain from, what is a good site that you pay a one time fee? Thanks.

    • Cliffy N says:

      July 28th, 2012 at 12:53 am

      I talked with a guy and he’s giving me his domain for a sum of money. What are the methods to do such an exchange? I have an account with domains on namecheap.com, and he has the domain on other registrar.

    • stingerms says:

      July 28th, 2012 at 12:53 am

      Bought a domain yesterday from namecheap and i need to know how to host my website from my pc using my bought domain.

      Any guides or videos are apprecieted.
      I have a static ip.
      Im not planning on buying a hosting package.

    • sean says:

      July 28th, 2012 at 1:22 am

      Is http://www.namecheap.com a good site to buy domain from? Also, if you buy domain from there, do you pay a one time fee, or do you pay a monthly/yearly fee? Also, can you use domain from Name Cheap and have hosting from a different site? If it isn’t a good site domain from, what is a good site that you pay a one time fee? Thanks.

    • Thomas Lopez says:

      August 3rd, 2012 at 12:08 am

      Can you link me to the site which sells domains; & whose cpanel allows external hosts?

      I’ve bought a host.. They’ve provided me nameservers & ips.. I also bought a domain (.in) from namecheap but they ask me to pay additional money for their hosts. I couldn’t connect my domain (of namecheap) with my bought host..

      So i want a site which sells domains which allow external hosts

      Thank you

    • Mc L says:

      August 9th, 2012 at 8:31 pm

      Can you link me to the site which sells domains; & whose cpanel allows external hosts?

      I’ve bought a host.. They’ve provided me nameservers & ips.. I also bought a domain (.in) from namecheap but they ask me to pay additional money for their hosts. I couldn’t connect my domain (of namecheap) with my bought host..

      So i want a site which sells domains which allow external hosts

      Thank you

    • Peter says:

      August 21st, 2012 at 11:16 pm

      i bought few domains from godaddy & namecheap before. those cost almost $9 per domain

      i found few sites…they r offering .com within $5-$6

      now my question is, why should i buy from godaddy/namecheap or from those site with high price
      i can buy it cheap…

    • Jack Bauer says:

      August 24th, 2012 at 11:30 pm

      I buy a domain in namechepe.com and now i want to transfer my domain to sedo.com is it possible? If it is possible then how can i my domain from namecheap to sedo?

    • Patrick says:

      August 26th, 2012 at 12:32 am

      Can you link me to the site which sells domains; & whose cpanel allows external hosts?

      I’ve bought a host.. They’ve provided me nameservers & ips.. I also bought a domain (.in) from namecheap but they ask me to pay additional money for their hosts. I couldn’t connect my domain (of namecheap) with my bought host..

      So i want a site which sells domains which allow external hosts

      Thank you

    • Scorch Delta-62 says:

      August 31st, 2012 at 7:29 am

      Hey guys, so I recently purchased a cheap vps for me to play around with, to get used to working with linux, command line, and servers.

      I also have a shared webhost that I host my site on.

      For now, I want to keep my site on my shared webhost until I fully find out how to work with my vps, then I’ll slowly start moving projects, ect over.

      So I have my domain, (I.E domain.com) connected or whatever to my shared host. But I want to like, assign a subdomain to my vps, is this possible? Like vps.domain.com?

      For example, I was setting up webmin, can I set up my domain for when I go to vps.domain.com:10000, it actually goes to the site, (and I don’t mean redirection), as if I were going to it’s ip http://00.000.000.000:1000?

      How can I do this? I bought my domain from namecheap, and my shared webhost is using cpanel, I can provide more information if you guys need.

    • slipknot0129 says:

      August 31st, 2012 at 8:39 am

      I have registered domain names for an upcoming release of a product. The release has been known for quite some time and surprisingly, the domains were available. I would like to know if there are certain domains that are illegal, if I’m planning to offer a service related to the products trademarked name.
      what if i’m not using something like ipod.com but something like ipodservicecenter, ipod magazine, or ipoddrives.com(s)
      now, if they’ve trade marked ipod musical cinema – can i get ipodmusicalcinema.com ?

    • Echo says:

      September 12th, 2012 at 7:47 am

      Can you link me to the site which sells domains; & whose cpanel allows external hosts?

      I’ve bought a host.. They’ve provided me nameservers & ips.. I also bought a domain (.in) from namecheap but they ask me to pay additional money for their hosts. I couldn’t connect my domain (of namecheap) with my bought host..

      So i want a site which sells domains which allow external hosts

      Thank you

    • Phillip123 says:

      September 16th, 2012 at 6:28 pm

      Can you link me to the site which sells domains; & whose cpanel allows external hosts?

      I’ve bought a host.. They’ve provided me nameservers & ips.. I also bought a domain (.in) from namecheap but they ask me to pay additional money for their hosts. I couldn’t connect my domain (of namecheap) with my bought host..

      So i want a site which sells domains which allow external hosts

      Thank you

    • Erin says:

      September 19th, 2012 at 10:30 am

      So well I’ve pretty much set up my website, I’m using dreamweaver to create it and its ready to be uploaded to the web but I’m having a couple problems.

      First off I purchased hosting by godaddy.com and a domain with namecheap.com (after 60 days I’m going to transfer it over) but besides that, to activate my domain its asking me to fill out the certificate signing request, and with this its asking me for a web server. Now since I’m not all that savy with “technical” tasks, I’m wondering HOW would I determine what my web server is? Does that depend on my computer or the hosting plan that I bought from godaddy.com?

      My second problem is that I’m not totally sure on how to enter the csr code, I googled it before and attempted to do one for myself but namecheap.com told me that it wasnt valid.
      And that link helps me how?

    • Gage says:

      September 24th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

      I have a domain that’s currently on Webs.com, and I want to move it to Namecheap.com. When I try transferring the domain to Namecheap, it says the domain is locked, and must be unlocked by my current registrar, which is Webs. I try contacting Webs about this, but they aren’t really helping. Does anybody know how I can unlock my domain on Webs.com to transfer to Namecheap.com? By the way my domain is older than 60 days, I bought it on Blogger on March 18. On May 22 I transfered from Blogger to Webs. Thanks.

    • floydian8717 says:

      October 26th, 2012 at 11:39 pm

      HI, i have recently purchased a domain from mitsu.in and another from godaddy.com. I want to protect my domain from whois lookup so that noone except me will be able to view my domain registraion details, hence making domain details private. I bought WhoisGuard from Namecheap.com but they said that its available only for the domains purchased from them. Please help

    • Joe T says:

      November 2nd, 2012 at 12:20 pm

      I purchased a domain from GoDaddy, transferred it to NameCheap, and bought hosting on NameCheap. How do I make sure the domain links to the hosting I purchased?

      Thanks!

    • mavis24 says:

      November 4th, 2012 at 2:18 pm

      I basically registered a domain and bought a hosting plan from namecheap, and I made it to the cPanel X to the point where I can upload my files, as well as use cyberduck in order to upload my files to the server. The problem is, whenever I upload my files to the public_html, using the proper index.html startup page and when I go to the my domain, I only see a page that says “Welcome! This domain was recently registered at namecheap.com. The domain owner may currently be creating a great site for this domain. Please check back later!” and a long ad to the right. Is their a way to clear this up or what else do I have to do. Can someone provide a step by step process on how to clear this up?
      Im using namecheap for both hosting and the domain name.

    • Jason says:

      November 8th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

      so i purchase everything i had to get from namecheap to make a website such as webhsting and i got a welcome letter in my e-mail and it takes me to my Cpanel and from there im kust completely lost!!!

    • Michael C says:

      November 13th, 2012 at 8:05 pm

      Hey, I’m Years old and can I buy a Hosting and Domain without using Credit card instead I want to use Paypal. If Yes, Then could you please tell me those Hosting and Domain websites.

      Thanks for your Help! =]

    • Mike says:

      November 13th, 2012 at 11:57 pm

      I talked with a guy and he’s giving me his domain for a sum of money. What are the methods to do such an exchange? I have an account with domains on namecheap.com, and he has the domain on other registrar.

    • Lucas H says:

      November 23rd, 2012 at 9:57 pm

      I checked a domain on namecheap to see if it was available and it said it is not available.

      So I checked the Whois to see if I could maybe buy it, and the Whois says it is registered by a registrar?

      Here’s the website: http://www.net4.in/

      I just want to buy the domain but this looks like a registrar has bought the domain and wants me to register it with them?

      Is this a scam or something?

    • Milk84 says:

      November 23rd, 2012 at 9:57 pm

      Godaddy? Microsoft Office Live?

      Looks for most options and ease of use of product

    • Xedo says:

      November 23rd, 2012 at 11:24 pm

      What’s the best site to use to make my own website. I really know nothing about making a website, never done it, but I wanna, so what site should I use to make my own website that’s easy to use?
      I wanna make a good Anime fan site

    • nick s says:

      November 27th, 2012 at 4:13 am

      For branding purposes, I want to buy a domain name to match the name of my blog, which is on the Blogger platform. Once I do that, how do I automatically redirect the address to my blog, so that someone can just type in the address and go there?

    • Jeracoo L says:

      November 27th, 2012 at 5:12 am

      How do I get advertisers to post on my page?

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