Namecheap sued Enom and Tucows to reclaim 4 million domain names

Eight months after leaving eNom, Namecheap still struggled to recover 4 million domain names.

Every year, Namecheap offers discounts on domain names, even Namecheap has its own MoveYourDomainDay program. However, this year, the number of promotions of this provider decreased, only a few programs for the domain name is not common. Everything has a reason, let’s find out the reason with CouponTree.

Namecheap is one of the major domain name providers in the world. However, the vast majority of domain names registered at Namecheap are registered under eNom, because Namecheap is just an eNom agent. In the list of domain registrars should use of Verisign also do not see Namecheap appear.

Starting this year, at the same time that Tucows acquired eNom, the domain names registered here were directly managed by Namecheap. And almost immediately, Namecheap has climbed to the top five providers with the largest number of .COM domain registrations in the world.

Currently, Namecheap is trying to claim ownership of some 4 million registered domain names while Namechaep was an eNom agent. This provider also sued Tucows for causing trouble, refusing to sign for the transfer to be completed, although former eNom owner – Rightside signed the commitment to do this.

The complaint states that 4 million domain names should be transferred to Namecheap including most of the Verisign domain names provided such as .COM,.NET; Nearly 100,000 .INFO and .MOBI domains provided by Afilias; 40,000 domain names of Donuts and 20,000 domain names of Uniregistry.

Namecheap said that due to fears that business results will be sharply reduced after a large number of domain names were transferred, Tucows disagreed and gave reasons for the delay. Wanting to accelerate, Namecheap also proposed to make a new purchase agreement with Tucows, paying entirely in cash but still not approved.

Now at the end of September, there will be only two months left for the biggest discount shopping season of the year, Black Friday, hoping Namecheap will be able to handle all of this and offer more incentives as before.

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