Namecheap is an ICANN-accredited domain name registrar and web hosting company, based in Los Angeles, California. It claims to have over 5 million domain names under management. Namecheap was founded by Richard Kirkendall in 2000. In November 2010, it was voted the best domain name registrar in a Lifehacker poll. Again, in September 2012 it was voted as "Most Popular Domain Name Registrar" in Lifehacker polls.