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Why Choose a .DEV Domain?

Get a .dev and start developing your own slice of the Internet. It’s easy to remember and makes an ideal home for exciting new projects. If you’re looking for cheap .dev name registration then Namecheap have got you covered.

Is a .DEV Right for Me?

Developers can be found in any industry, from software and video games to photography and real estate. If you’re involved in development, .dev domains are a great choice for your new website.

Build Your Idea with a .DEV

Get in the zone by using your new .dev web address to share images, plans and start up vital conversations. With our free Domain Privacy Protection, you can register your .dev anonymously and keep your contact details private.

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Safety and support for your .dev

Real DNS Power

Real DNS Power

Namecheap’s network of DNS servers covers Europe and the US to deliver 99.99% uptime – keeping your site running smoothly. Other DNS features include URL and email forwarding to keep your business moving forward too. Plus, we help keep your web traffic safe with DNSSEC as standard on all eligible domains.

Domain privacy protection

Domain privacy protection

For increased privacy, a domain privacy service will mask your personal domain data from the publicly accessible Whois database. This also reduces spam and protects you against identity theft. Best of all, it’s included FREE for life with every eligible Namecheap domain you register.

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SSL Protection
SSL Protection

Starting at $7.88/year

Choose from top SSL certificates to secure your site data – from personal blogs to global e-commerce. Right now you can get a Comodo PositiveSSL certificate at an exclusive price for your first year of any new registration. View all SSLs →

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Premium DNS

Just $4.88/year

Protect your business from DNS DDoS attacks and data leaks without slowing your site down. Our PremiumDNS gives you speed, security, and a 100% uptime guarantee. Shop our DNS services →

Private Email
Private Email

Free trial

Get fast, intuitive business or personal email that's synced to your new domain name. All your contacts and calendars in one private, cloud-based platform. Test our email packages FREE for two months. View our private email hosting plans →

Frequently asked questions

  • Want to know how to register a .dev domain name?

    Registration is easy! Here’s how to get yours:

    First, check that the .dev TLD extension you want is available for sale using the search bar. Next, add any additional products and check that you’re happy with the cost. Finally, to buy the domain, add your chosen .dev to the cart.

    If you’re looking for one of the cheapest registrars, Namecheap is the registrar for you. For .dev prices, check out the pricing table.

  • For how many years can I buy a .dev domain?

    A .dev domain extension can be registered for 1-10 years. Registration is easy and includes free Domain Privacy protection for life.

  • What does a .dev domain mean? Are .dev domain names for developers?

    A .dev domain is the ideal web address for developers. Whether you’re in software, business, product or other development, this TLD is short, snappy, and tells the world what you do.

  • Is .dev a top-level domain?

    Yes, .dev is one of many generic top-level domain names, also known as a gTLD. A top-level domain is the rightmost part of a domain name, such as example.dev.

  • Are there any restrictions on a .dev? How does .dev stay secure?

    Yes, there are restrictions. For your website to load, all .dev sites require HTTPS, which means that you will need to have an SSL certificate alongside your domain. The SSL Certificate is an extra layer of security which helps to protect you and your website visitors.

  • How do I add SSL to my .dev domain?

    It’s easy to get an HTTPS domain. Just add SSL to your .dev domain upon registration and follow the instructions in our SSL installation guide.

  • How long has .dev been on the market?

    The top-level domain .dev has been on the market since March 1, 2019.

  • Can I hide my contact details for a .dev domain, so that they are not shown in the public Whois database?

    Yes, domain privacy is available for .dev, so your information is safe from spammers and online fraudsters.

  • How can I renew my .dev domain registration?

    It's easy to renew a domain and keep your site running smoothly.

    Want an easy life? Turn on auto-renewal. Just add money to your Namecheap Account or provide a card number to enable automatic renewals.

  • What happens to my .dev domain if I accidentally let it expire?

    When a domain expires, your website and mail service will stop functioning, and no changes can be made to the domain.

    After the expiration date, you have a period of around 30 days in which you can still renew the domain at the normal rate. For further information on this, check out our Knowledgebase.

  • What is DNSSEC and can I use it with my .dev domain?

    DNSSEC (Domain Name System Security Extensions) will help make sure that visitors to your website aren’t redirected to fraudulent websites. It adds an extra layer of security on top of the DNS by verifying that the information a user sees is authentic.

    DNSSEC is available for all .dev domains that use our Basic, Premium and Custom DNS.

  • Can I set up URL forwarding for my .dev domain?

    Yes, if you use one of our hosting packages, SSL can be installed, and then URL forwarding can be set up.

    Unfortunately, you won’t be able to do this on domains that use our Basic and Premium DNS service as SSL certificates are needed and can’t be installed.

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