It looks like the old saying, “you snooze, you lose” is true when it comes to the NameCheap Black Friday special domain transfer offer. As I mentioned earlier today, NameCheap was offering .com, .net, and .org domain transfers for less than $1.00 (plus ICANN’s fee).
According to the graphic on the special offer page, the limited time offer has sold out already. The company gave warnings about how much time was remaining and how many deals were available, and it looks like customers were quick to transfer their domain names. This was somewhat reminiscent of the plethora of SOPA protest transfers a little under a year ago and the elephant protests of a little over a year ago.
Dot com transfers for under $1.00 is a pretty good deal, and NameCheap was recently voted the most popular domain registrar by LifeHacker readers.
It appears that NameCheap is planning to run other domain related deals later on today as well as on Cyber Monday, so if you missed out on this morning’s special offer, you might want to set a reminder. The company has scheduled a $.98 domain registration offer for 6pm Eastern this evening, and that is limited to 2,000 total usages (not sure if it’s 10 domains per usage or what the terms are). I don’t know what other offers they are planning, so you’ll have to check their website out for more details.
As you can see, this isn’t an affiliate link and NameCheap isn’t an advertiser. I happen to think it’s a good deal and have heard good things about the company.