Namecheap is on a roll, adds 235,000 new customers in Q1

Here in San Francisco I’m finding it’s hard to have a discussion about domain names without someone talking about Namecheap. The registrar has been growing like crazy and has become a go-to registrar for startups and entrepreneurs.

What some people might not know is just how quickly Namecheap has grown over the years and where they are today. For starters, Namecheap is the second largest retail domain registrar in the world (Source) and they are on track to generate close to $150M in revenue in 2019.

The company just released their Q1 numbers and DomainNameWire.com shared some great data like the addition of 235,000 new customers in Q1 and $37M in gross revenue.

Earlier this week Namecheap kicked-off a pretty interesting campaign focused on helping parents register domain names for their kids.

“Getting a domain name is the first step for establishing a child’s online presence. Namecheap introduces first ever campaign encouraging parents to register their kid’s first domain. Whether it is buying a domain with a baby’s name for future investment, or securing a piece of digital real estate for a kid’s first online project, there has never been a better time for parents to share and experience the Internet with their children.”

Source – PR Newswire

I’ve been thinking about doing an interview with Richard Kirkendall and all of this exciting news is a good reminder to get that kicked off. So, that being said, I always love to include my readers in any way I can. Do you have any questions for Richard, if so feel free to add them in the comment section below and if they aren’t too crazy, I can include them in the interview!

Congrats to Richard and the whole Namecheap team, what a great start to 2019, and like they say, the best is yet to come!

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  • George In Miami April 19, 2019, 8:54 am

    namecheap, really? How many domains do you’ve registered with them?
    Epik is far better in everything. Especially, personal response.

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    • John April 19, 2019, 2:05 pm

      George whoever you are, what do you think you’re doing? It’s my job to talk about how much better Epik is before anyone else does. 😀 But with a coat and tie like that, go right ahead. Good choice of shirt color too.

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      • George In Miami April 20, 2019, 7:41 am

        Thank You, John! You make me blush…

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        • John April 20, 2019, 6:02 pm

          😀 There was a time when you could’ve caught me in a dark pinstripe suit, but I’m not sure you could survive a description of my attire when I saw and replied to your comment there. 😀

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  • John April 19, 2019, 2:15 pm

    I’ve never really liked Namecheap, and I use them as seldom as possible, which is almost never. I don’t have anything against them either though.

    I found their old user interface to be awkward and unpleasant. When they redid it, I found and still find the new and improved version to be awkward and unpleasant too.

    One of the crazierst things ever: they still do not give you a number to go with your list of domains. How crazy is that? When I did have enough domains with them where that made a difference, it made a huge difference. You never knew (and apparently still don’t) whether you were looking at a list of 199 domains or 120.

    So why in the world has NameCheap been so successful?

    The name says it all. Who wouldn’t gravitate toward a registrar called “Namecheap,” as in “cheap”?

    But it’s easy for us to talk about how superior Epik is, because we all probably get the discounted NP rate. I only learned recently that if you don’t have that then renewals are $35, so that would certainly make people outside “domaining” hesitate.

    Other than that, however, I’ve said before that Epik would probably skyrocket to the stratosphere where it belongs with a name change. It seems these days that the “Name*” convention is what works, such as also with NameSilo.

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