Spaceship Now Has 100k DUM is a domain registrar launched by Namecheap CEO Richard Kirkendall. The website, which was seeking beta testers last November, launched in beta a few months ago. According to its Founder, the registrar is growing pretty quickly with more than 100,000 domain names under management (DUM):

Although Spaceship was built by Namecheap (according to its footer), it is a separate entity from its sister domain registrar. Spaceship still has a long way to go to catch up to Namecheap and other mainstream domain registrars. By comparison, Namecheap reportedly has nearly 20 million domain names under management.

I think it is a bit unusual for a person to operate two separate domain registrars with a similar target market, so I am curious to see how Spaceship differentiates itself and what comes of the relationship between these two brands.

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  1. Spaceship is successful because it’s a no-brainer. Free WHOIS, cheap domain registration, and very competitive renewal and transfer-in rates make it an obvious choice. Overall, it offers a modern interface and excellent service. Spaceship to the sky 🚀

  2. Of course, sooner than later Namecheap will become Spaceshit and all the fees will be higher.
    It is just a bait and switch scheme.

    So why operate 2 companies build on the same platform and same ownership?

    Grocery A and Grocery B- same ownership and sells the same items and same prices…

  3. I know lots of people use and like Namecheap. But I’m one of the exceptions and the only reason is that I do not like its brandname. Maybe the owner had similar thoughts and wanted a cooler brandname? That’s just my assumption. Anyway, it’s good to have a new option for registering domain names.

  4. it’s temporary as they transition from namecheap to spaceship. the weird thing was when I saw richard’s tweet, I went to spaceship but it was unclear to me what it was. strange huh?

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