I have been a fan of NameCheap for a long time now. It is known as one of the best registrars for startups and their CEO, Richard Kirkendall is a really good guy who also happens to be one of my favorite photographers on Instagram.
The company recently announced that they now have over 10M domains under management which makes them the second biggest retail registrar in the world. I thought deserved some recognition since this is a pretty incredible milestone. Here’s what Richard had to say about the news:
“I’m truly humbled that we have reached this incredible milestone. In under two decades, we’ve managed to evolve from a startup into a global company with more than 10 million domains under management, millions of customers, and an expanding portfolio of products, including web hosting, EasyWP managed WordPress hosting, and other online services. Our customers are at the center of everything we do, and I’d like to say thank you to them – and stay tuned for more exciting news on the horizon!” (Source – Richard Kirkendall, Founder & CEO, NameCheap)
NameCheap started in the year 2000 which makes them 18 years old. They have been competing directly with major public companies like Go Daddy and continue to grow at a lightning fast pace despite staying private which is a feat of its own. If you’ve ever had the chance to chat with Richard at a conference you probably know he’s one of the brightest and most driven people in the industry so I’m not surprised to see the company continue to see the success that it has.
As I’ve said many times, building a great company takes a lot more than a great idea, it takes great founders. Great founders are particularly good at hiring amazing people and I think it’s safe to say that NameCheap wouldn’t be where it is today if it wasn’t for Richard and the amazing team that he’s built.
Congratulations to the whole team at NameCheap, this is a major milestone, and something tells me we’ll be celebrating more milestones before we know it!