SOURCE: Namecheap


May 17, 2016 09:00 ET

Namecheap Expands Its Offerings With Introduction of PremiumDNS Powered by Verisign

This Gives Customers DNSSEC and 100% DNS Uptime for the Lowest Cost on the Market -- Just $4.88 a Year

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - May 17, 2016) - Namecheap, the fastest growing domain registrar in the world, now protects its customers' uptime with the introduction of PremiumDNS. Namecheap customers can get DNS services with 100% uptime as well as complete DNSSEC support for just $4.88 a year, making it the most affordable option to both scale their operations and secure a domain name against hackers.

"Hackers don't just attack application servers -- they can intercept critical information like account and credit card information and route it to their own IP addresses," says Matt Russell, Namecheap's CIO. "PremiumDNS provides protection against this, at the most affordable price on the market today, by far. We are proud to offer this product to consumers looking to increase their website's security and performance."

PremiumDNS is intended for a domain associated with any website launched in production. Not only does it protect websites -- other features include:

  • 100% uptime guarantee: Namecheap offers a 100% SLA for PremiumDNS customers, ensuring ultimate reliability.
  • Full DNS redundancy/caching: With 17 fully redundant globally distributed Anycast locations, DNS resolution occurs faster than ever.
  • Comprehensive Analytics: Customers will now be able to look up source country and record type for queried hostnames.

Other domain registrars offer Premium DNS products for $35 or more. Through a partnership with Verisign, Namecheap is now offering a premium product at a fraction of the cost -- just $4.88 a year.

"Every production website should use some form of this product to maintain a high level of performance and availability to their customers," says Russell. "With this partnership, we are now able to ensure the availability of every domain at standards similar to those currently seen only among some of the world's biggest enterprises."

"We're confident that our affordable PremiumDNS option in addition to free WHOISGuard Protection and award-winning support makes Namecheap simply the most rational choice for anyone buying domains today. We have a loyal fan base that we are very grateful for, and hope that this offering proves to compelling to people who weren't aware there are other domain registrars to choose from in the market today."

About Namecheap
Namecheap is a Los Angeles-based ICANN-accredited domain registrar, founded in 2000 by CEO Richard Kirkendall. With more than five million domains under management and more than 1.5 million direct customers, Namecheap is one of the top domain registrars and web hosting providers in the world. To learn more, visit

About Verisign
Verisign, a global leader in domain names and Internet security, enables Internet navigation for many of the world's most recognized domain names and provides protection for websites and enterprises around the world. Verisign ensures the security, stability and resiliency of key Internet infrastructure and services, including the .com and .net domains and two of the Internet's root servers, as well as performs the root-zone maintainer function for the core of the Internet's Domain Name System (DNS). Verisign's Security Services include intelligence-driven Distributed Denial of Service Protection, iDefense Security Intelligence and Managed DNS. To learn more about what it means to be Powered by Verisign, please visit

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