Namecheap, one of the world’s largest domain registrars and a provider of dedicated servers, web hosting and more, has given away more than 200,000 .me domains to students and educators throughout North America, the UK, and Australia through its nc.me Education Program.
The ‘Namecheap University’ (nc.me) initiative and website launched in 2014, offering free .me domains, and low-cost GitHub and Exposure bundles. The free product offer is available to all students, teachers, administrators and educators with a .edu email address.
Since its inception, Namecheap’s Education Program has helped thousands of students create a free online portfolio, resume, blog – or virtually any other type of personal website. The nc.me product offerings have also been integrated into the curriculum of several high school and college computer science classes, as well as to provide free domains and web building tools for hackathons and other technology events for students.
Support for Education Sector
Nc.me is only one of several ways Namecheap continues to support the education sector. In 2018 Namecheap partnered with New York on Tech to teach several workshops designed to help inner-city high school students create their first websites, as well as learn about important digital issues like cyber security and online privacy.
Last year Namecheap also sponsored and introduced its first ever ‘Namecheap Innovation Award’ at MedHacks 2018. The Johns Hopkins student-organized hackathon teams up America’s most talented coders with its brightest medical students so they can compete to solve health issues with innovative new technology.
Namecheap is an ICANN-accredited domain registrar and technology company founded in 2000 by CEO Richard Kirkendall. With over 10 million domains under management, Namecheap is among the top domain registrar and web hosting providers in the world.
To learn more about Namecheap’s NC.ME free website and developer bundles offer, visit: https://nc.me/.