Namecheap.com is running a promo just now where you can register a Dot Com Domain Name for only $8.88.
They are using the KingCom with King Kong in the background, Does Name Cheap then still believe that Dot COM is King?
One of the big things, I like about Name Cheap is their Two Factor Authentication, Not many domain name registrars offer this outside of the US and with myself being based in the UK it certainly is something I consider a must have, GoDaddy has now launched their services outside the UK with Two Factor Authentication for login but this is years after NameCheap.com offered their service.
If you have never used NameCheap.com before here are some facts from Wiki about them.
Namecheap was founded by Richard Kirkendall in 2000.
Namecheap is an ICANN-accredited domain registrar and web hosting company, based in Los Angeles, California. It claims to have over 3 million domain names under management
In November 2010, it was voted the best domain name registrar in a Lifehacker poll. Again, in September 2012 it was voted as “Most Popular Domain Name Registrar” in Lifehacker polls.
In March 2013, Namecheap announced that Bitcoin would be accepted as payment.
In May 2014, Namecheap was put on notice due to a breach of their Registrar Accreditation Agreement with ICANN. In recent years, Namecheap has developed a reputation as spam haven, ignoring spam reports.
Despite being ICANN accredited since December 2007, Namecheap has not been registering domains directly, but has instead been reselling domains registered through eNom. As of 2015, Namecheap is gradually switching to registering domains using their accreditation.
Namecheap maintained a strong anti-SOPA position.
After the pro-SOPA position of major registrar GoDaddy caused massive calls for the boycott of GoDaddy on Reddit, Namecheap announced Move Your Domain Day for December 29, 2011, offering a reduced price with the coupon code “SOPASucks” and declaring that it would donate $1 from each domain transfer to it to the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Later Namecheap accused GoDaddy of being in violation of ICANN rules, causing delays with domain transfers from GoDaddy to NameCheap,an allegation which GoDaddy contested.