NameCheap’s pricing for new TLDs is low.
Two months ago I ran a price comparison of new top level domain name options at various top registrars.
The prices were for the three tiers of domains offered by registry Donuts. Many more domains have come out since then, often offered by registries other than Donuts.
Today I ran another comparison based on four non-Donuts domains.
In many ways the results were very similar to the Donuts comparison. NameCheap lives up to its name pretty much across the board. 1&1 has slightly better first year pricing for the domains it offers, but these prices jump after the first year.
Some notes and observations:
* eNom pricing was my reseller rate.
* Web.com (Network Solutions/Register.com) still makes you go to a separate page to register new TLDs. You can’t search for them on the home page. They also continue to be priced at $40 across the board. Its site offers .buzz as an option but returned “unavailable” for all domains I searched.