I’ve been using NameCheap for many years now and they’ve treated myself and my clients well. Their prices are very reasonable — as GoDaddy and others continue to raise their prices, NameCheap always seems to be trying hard to keep their prices much lower. But don’t mistake those lower prices for weakness; they are great at what they do and they definitely fall outside of the old adage that says “you get what you pay for”.
But I don’t use NameCheap exclusively just because of their great prices. The most impressive part about registering a domain with them is how quickly it becomes available across the internet. I can register a new domain, then point the DNS to a hosting account, and within a minute or two, it’s already active. The same goes for updating a domain I’ve already registered, but changing to a new host. DNS updates are lightning fast. If there’s ever any delay, it’s because of my local internet provider (Comcast).
And don’t even get me started on Network Solutions! NameCheap is the polar opposite of them. Network Solutions is slow, expensive, and they have abysmal customer support. I’m not sure why anyone still uses them except that they were one of the first domain registrars on the planet. They certainly haven’t aged well.