The day after Thanksgiving in the United States is one we all know as the unofficial beginning of the holiday shopping season. Retailers and shoppers alike prepare all year for the deep discounts and manic—sometimes dangerous—bargain hunting this day is known for. But how did Black Friday get its name? And how did one day … Continue reading Where Did “Black Friday” Come From?
Three of the oldest and most recognized top level domain names (the part to the right of the dot in a domain name) have a long and storied history. How you think of these domains when you see them today isn’t necessarily the same as the reasons that they were originally created. Back in 1985, … Continue reading The History of .Com, .Net and .Org
For Namecheap’s 17th birthday, we sat down with Richard Kirkendall, CEO of Namecheap. In our interview, we picked his brain about Namecheap and how it started, how his values shaped our company and a glimpse of some of the cool things on the horizon. Why did you start Namecheap? I wanted to solve problems for … Continue reading Namecheap’s CEO Reflects on 17 years in Business
In honor of Namecheap’s 17th birthday on October 10th, let’s fire up our time machine. We’ll take a look at what some of our favorite companies were doing 17 years ago when Namecheap was born. Dialing Back Our Time Machine The Internet looked a lot different when Namecheap got started back in 2000. Most people … Continue reading Back to the Future
Did you know that behind every computer is a woman? I didn’t. When I was growing up, I assumed men were behind the advent of desktop computing. Indeed, as PCs became more mainstream, the rising stars of the industry only reinforced that idea: Tim Berners-Lee ‘invented’ the Internet. Bill Gates birthed Microsoft and its ubiquitous … Continue reading Inspiring Women Who Made Computing History
Back in the 1990s we experienced a virtual gold rush with the coming of the internet. With the introduction of the World Wide Web, people snapped up valuable internet real estate in the form of .com domain names. Because the web was new, businesses often had to claim domains from early domainers who beat them … Continue reading Participate in the Domain Name Bronze Rush