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NameCheap Active in SSL Business


For any company doing business online with passwords, credit card information, or where other private information changes hands, having SSL security settings is a must (https). In addition, Facebook has a SSL requirement for business fan pages, so any company with a custom page lander or third party apps must have a SSL certificate.

Many domain registrars and hosting companies offer SSL upsells, and most domain investors simply skip over this to get to the payment page. SSL certificate sales are a big business for many companies.

One company that has become big in the SSL certificate space is NameCheap, which currently operates  According to NameCheap CEO Rick Kirkendall, although the website hasn’t reached its second birthday yet, the company is already generating over $50,000 a month in revenue from this one website, and they aren’t stopping.

NameCheap has two additional SSL certificate websites in the works, which should help boost its revenue numbers. The company acquired the exact match about a year ago along with Both domain names were acquired in the aftermarket, for undisclosed sums.

Throughout his career, Rick has valued and touted exact match domain names, and these acquisitions prove that the right business plan executed on exact match domain names can be huge revenue drivers.

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Comments (6)

    paper shredding

    SSL is very important in building a commercial website its like having an office with a lock on the file cabinet!

    March 7th, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Bob Thompson

    One REALLY EASY way to get SSL is through cloudflare. Just a heads up.

    March 7th, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    arden henderson

    (just website feedback about a typo, not for a post)

    text: hasn’t reached it’s second birthday
    error: it’s
    fix: its

    March 7th, 2012 at 4:06 pm

      Elliot Silver

      @ arden

      LOL… you are correct – thanks for catching me on that.

      March 7th, 2012 at 4:08 pm


    The primary reason why SSL is used is to keep sensitive information sent across the Internet encrypted so that only the intended recipient can understand it.

    March 7th, 2012 at 11:26 pm


    Hi There,

    I have purchased the SSL certificate from Thawae SSL certificate from name cheap. But after integrating the certificate on my site cloudflare is not enabling HTTPS when the an response is been sent. Its throwing an error when request is sent from the payment gateway is sent to my site. Can some help me out how to resolve this issue…


    August 25th, 2012 at 2:19 am

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