Spaceship.com 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):
After just a few months in open beta, Spaceship .com has now surpassed 100,000 domains under management. More than 25% of those are transfers in from other registrars. One small step…..
— Richard Kirkendall (@NamecheapCEO) July 25, 2023
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.