On May 7, 2019, Namecheap, Inc., the second-largest domain registrar according to Domain Name Stat, and one of our recommended domain registrars launched the .inc top-level domain (TLD). The Phoenix, Arizona-based company founded in 2000, is upbeat about its newest domain extension and has already made it available for purchase.
The domain extension is more than just prestigious. It serves as a sign of respect and trust, showing how much-committed businesses are in the digital space. The .inc TLD is the most superior of the recent launches that Namecheap has made which include .travel, .is, and .dev.
Investing in the .inc extension gives businesses a full benefits package. In addition to getting an ultra-desirable TLD, .inc customers are entitled to over $2,500 worth of free premium business tools and services. Of course, there is also an option for free domain registration if you need one.
Some of the goodies up for grabs include $150 worth of Google ad spend, $1,000 transaction fee credits from Square, $100 Indeed credits for sponsored listings, and a free press release on GlobeNewswire valued at $655. Other free member benefits can be found here.
To claim the registry benefits, customers who register their .inc domain names with Namecheap should proceed to open an account on the .inc Registry. Immediately after verification of their domain ownership, they can begin redeeming the offers right from their accounts.
According to Namecheap, the .inc TLD is bound to draw a lot of attention from the millions of companies incorporated in the United States and the larger business world. Industry giants and Forbes ‘Most Valuable Brands’ including eBay, Google, Amazon, and Facebook have already secured their .inc domain names.
Even more good news, .inc is a standard TLD. This means customers don’t necessarily need to have incorporated businesses to qualify for the domain extension. It is open to all with no special registration or management pre-requisites.
In addition to domain registration and management, Namecheap also offers quality yet affordable web hosting services. Currently, the company has a workforce of about 750 employees, manages over 10 million domains, and hosts more than 2.3 million websites.