Namecheap Announces that it Now Accepts Bitcoin

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Domain name registrar announces that Bitcoin currency is now accepted for all transactions.

We here at Namecheap have always believed in a free and open internet. Bitcoin, which is considered by many to be the model of a 'free and open' currency, fits perfectly into that way of thinking.

Leading domain name registrar and web host today announces that they are the first major domain name registrar to accept decentralized P2P currency Bitcoin.

"We are proud to be the first major registrar to introduce Bitcoin into our line up of payment options," Richard Kirkendall, CEO of Namecheap said. "We here at Namecheap have always believed in a free and open internet. Bitcoin, which is considered by many to be the model of a 'free and open' currency, fits perfectly into that way of thinking."

Bitcoin is the world's most widely used alternative currency that is based on an open source peer to peer internet protocol. This move shows Namecheap's innovative approach and love of freedom, giving users many payment choices and supporting many online initiatives. Namecheap currently supports VISA, MasterCard, American Express, PayPal, and Google Checkout in addition to Bitcoin. Namecheap's online initiatives include many of its stances toward online freedom with the announcement of proposed SOPA and CISPA legislation. In the last thirteen months, Namecheap has raised over $100,000 for the Electronic Frontier Foundation to help EFF fight for online liberties.

For more information regarding Namecheap and Bitcoin, please visit http://namecheap.com/support/payment-options/bitcoin.aspx.

About Namecheap

Namecheap is a Los Angeles-based ICANN accredited domain registrar founded in 2000 by CEO Richard Kirkendall. With over 1,000,000 clients and millions of domain names under management, Namecheap is one of the top domain registrars in the world and also offers web hosting services. Find out more by visiting us at http://www.namecheap.com.

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