Two-Factor Authentication

Add an extra layer of security to your Namecheap account – for FREE

Keep your Namecheap account 100% safe even if your password has been stolen. Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) adds a vital extra step on top of your username and password, and it costs nothing at Namecheap. Your security comes first, so it comes free!

Choose from some of the most rock-solid 2FA methods in the market now, including the world-leading U2F (Universal 2nd Factor) service, TOTP (Time-based One-Time Password), and OneTouch (SMS).

Our 2FA Methods

Choose what’s right for you


Use specialized USB or NFC devices to secure your account.

Key benefits

  • Hardware Authentication

  • One token for everything

  • Impossible to forge keys

  • Protects against phishing attempts


Secure your account via another device with a regularly-changing password.

Key benefits

  • Simple and fast setup

  • Mobile App Authentication

  • New code every 30 seconds

  • Use with several devices


Use your mobile phone to secure your account via a single button click.

Key benefits

  • Protects against stolen passwords

  • SMS Authentication

  • Easy ‘One-touch’ method

  • Use with several devices

Our 2FA Methods Explained

Learn more about each account security option


With U2F (Universal 2nd factor) you don't need to type in codes from an app on your smartphone. Instead, this technology uses a small, specialized USB or NFC device like Yubikey that contains your encrypted information.

How to Enable U2F →


TOTP stands for Time-Based One-Time Password. This is a standardized method for generating a regularly-changing password that is based on a shared secret, ensuring that each code is unique.

How to Enable TOTP →

OneTouch (SMS)

Use OneTouch (SMS), or the updated Namecheap App to authorize logins securely from your phone, safe in the knowledge that only you can do this as it uses your phone number. This is one of the easiest methods to approve your login or password reset requests.

How to Enable OneTouch →

Why choose Namecheap for security?

We're committed to keeping the web safe for all users

Protection for You

You get top-notch Two-Factor Authentication (industry-leading U2F, and TOTP & OneTouch) to keep your account secure, as well as WhoisGuard privacy protection - all free of charge.

Security for Your Customers

When you buy an SSL certificate from Namecheap, you get a free site seal, 99% browser ubiquity, a money-back guarantee and all the data protection your customers demand.

Industry-Leading Support

Every Namecheap product is backed by our rock-solid guarantee and friendly, knowledgeable 24/7 support team. Our vast Knowledgebase is also loaded with good information and available anytime.

Options for Everybody

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