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Namecheap - new interface


Namecheap was down for over 6 hours yesterday - and came back with a new interface. I like.



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I think Richard is going to follow RegisterFly's lead and become an ICANN accredited registrar finally. Perhaps this new interface accomodates an upcoming transition away from eNom. Just my opinion.

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I have just checked it and do like it very much. Really well done Namecheap. It is more user friendly and just awesome.

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Looks pretty straightforward. What I miss from it is the person pic
that you see in many registrars' websites.

Other than that, it's looking good!

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I think Richard is going to follow RegisterFly's lead and become an ICANN accredited registrar finally. Perhaps this new interface accomodates an upcoming transition away from eNom. Just my opinion.

Is Richard the owner? I mainly hear from a "Jerry"

I love NameCheap, although their support sometimes has a habit of not quite answering whatever question I send. I have nearly a hundred domains with them now though, and I've shut down my accounts with almost every other registrar

I haven't tried the new interface out too much yet, but it seems nice.

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Is Richard the owner? I mainly hear from a "Jerry"
It is my understanding that Richard Kirkendall
is the owner of NameCheap and is a member of WHT under the handle: enetwork

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I'm about to register with them....NOW!

Im just deciding on a domain name.

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They were not sending any kind of notification in case of DNS record changes (i.e. if name servers are changed, etc.), which I believe is pretty important. Can someone please tell if they are providing this now (I can't login to my account right now)?

Thanks...

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It's an alright design. I prefer the old, more full design.

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www.namecheap.com

Im about to register...

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Hah! Jerry G? Yea, Ive worked with him at a different company; .
So are they ICANN accredited now? They will probably keep their prices the same, and just make more of a profit, eh?

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So are they ICANN accredited now?
Not yet... I'm extrapolating that that is the direction that they are headed.

It simply makes sense considering their customer base and their ability to implement an effective customer interface. In addition, Richard stated in a post that they were looking into acquiring one of the many ICANN accredited registrars.

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I always thought namecheap had a very easy to use interface. I like it better than Enom, which does not work in Opera *shame*

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I like the new design, and it looks like they made WhoisGuard a little more flexible with email forwarding also. I'm looking forward to their ICANN accreditation if they're planning to do that.

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I don't think these changes are that significant, and to be honest I was expecting more security related changes.

Although the overall service is quite good at namecheap, I strongly believe that there are two important security problems, which needs/needed to be addressed immediately:

1. None of the changes on domains trigger notification e-mails. If someone hacks into your account, unlocks your domain and points it to some other site, you will have no idea, because NameCheap does not notify you at all... Furthermore, if someone changes the default contact e-mail, they dispatch a message via internal messaging for e-mail verification and I have no idea what value this brings. If someone hacks into your account, and changes your e-mail, he will already have access to this part (messaging) of the site, and again since you don't get any notification, you won't even notice this change, unless you check it explicitly!

I have used GoDaddy and Network Solutions, and both were warning you in case of domain setting changes. But, namecheap chose to ignore this for some reason...

2. At the page: https://www.namecheap.com/myaccount/login.asp , the "Remember Me" is checked by default. I have never seen a site on the internet that has this checked by default! For example, yahoo, gmail, msn, etc. all have this unchecked for some reason! This might seem unimportant, but if you are accessing your account from a public computer, it is easy to miss this by mistake, which might lead to serious problems.

In summary, I think security-wise, namecheap is quite weak, and this scares me!

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