Namecheap is at it again. Hosting a new Twitter Contest called Namecheap Bored at Work and Back to School Riddle Me This Contest!.
Namecheap is giving away 3 MacBook Pro, 1 Apple iPad, or 1 Amazon Kindle.
The contest is very similar to their past contests. This time the contest is made of riddles instead of trivia questions. Each hour they post a Riddle and you respond with the answer. Each hour they give away 5 domain registration credits to their system.
To participate, follow the rules at their Namecheap Contest page and join in the fun.
Currently I have around 4,950 followers on Twitter. To celebrate the milestone of 5,000 followers, I am going to give away a Domain Name to my 5,000th follower. If there is any doubt to who the 5,000 follower is, I will use the Twitter API to decide the actual winner.
I will use @NameCheap to register the name for the winner and push it to their NameCheap account.
If you do not have a NameCheap account you can set one up in about 2 minutes for free.
You can Follow Me on Twitter and I would also recommend following NameCheap on Twitter !
DISCLAIMER : I am in no way associated with NameCheap, I just love their system and it is what I recommend to anyone for Domain Name Registrations!
NameCheap has come up with a pretty cool contest using Twitter. They are giving away $17,000 worth of domain and domain transfers and getting people involved is a key element to branding.
The contest also has an interesting verification system integrated with their website and this could be a good lesson for other companies.
I have been a Namecheap customer for a couple years and look forward to winning a some of this!
While the function of registering a Domain Name has not changed much over the last 13 years, the cost has certainly changed. Back in 1994 there were very few place to register your domain and the cost was high. I have used several Registrars over the years, including Network Solutions, NameSecure, Register.com, GoDaddy and my current favorite NameCheap.
Here is what I look for in a Domain Registrar.
- Cost – No reason to pay more than $9.95
- Interface – Should include a keyword search.
- TLD’s (extensions) – I typically stick with the 2 majors, .com and .net, but I like the option for the others.
- WhoisGuard – The ability to put WhoisGuard and hide personal information on the Whois. (currently included at NameCheap)
- Push Domain – I like the ability to Push a Domain to another user. When you sell a domain this can save a lot of time and frustration.
- Default Nameservers – Since I use a multi host system, setting the Nameservers to my server saves me a lot of time.