news NameCheap now banning Crypto domain registrations

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So I was registering some crypto stuff for a project on namecheap

Took hours in chat with low IQ's at NC before they white listed some crypto keywords

Their explaination they are now working with authorities over terms connected to whatever

So crypto domains are now being targeted

heads up
 

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I'd like to hear more about this. What exactly was their explanation?

Are you referring to the registration of certain domain names with 'crypto' terms in the domain?
I don't see how this would be different than banning the registration of phishing domains and trademark domains.
 

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I'd like to hear more about this. What exactly was their explanation?

Are you referring to the registration of certain domain names with 'crypto' terms in the domain?
I don't see how this would be different than banning the registration of phishing domains and trademark domains.

Go to namecheap
Search for a crypto combo

Example cryptoexchange

You see open registrations, like .inc on sale for 1000+, now add to cart, you cannot

A chat icon appears and they want you to explain what is your use

Now the same thing like exchange, no problem, whatever is open, you can register no questions asked

Has anyone every had a registrar ask what is your use?

crypto is a generic term, it should not be restricted

Anyway, too a couple of hours to resolve, I let this drop while ago, I reregistered it

cryptoexchange.exchange

I wanted to register 1cryptoexchange.com it would not let me, so went to godaddy, no problems

I tried lots of computers and ips, same thing, as soon as you try to select a term with crypto you get chat icon

Only after badgering their support for hours did their staff whitelist me to get what I wanted

I don't think any company has the right to ask people what is your use?

99% of domains are registered as spec registrations

I'm speculating, now I'm different, I have developed hundreds of sites over the decades, I own some really famous sites

But for a registrar to ask me what's my intended use of 1cryptoexchange.com

None of your business and it was on godaddy in a fast minute

So their loss

Not mine
 

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I agree that it is no way up to the registrar to decide who could have what domain names. It appears that they interpret some laws wrong. If anyone thinks crypto is a dirty word they should think again.
 
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