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Google Cloud DNS vs Namecheap: What are the differences?

What is Google Cloud DNS? Reliable, resilient, low-latency DNS serving from Google’s worldwide network of Anycast DNS servers. Use Google's infrastructure for production quality, high volume DNS serving. Your users will have reliable, low-latency access to Google's infrastructure from anywhere in the world using our network of Anycast name servers.

What is Namecheap? Cheap Domain Names Registration. We provide a set of DNS servers spread across the US and Europe to deliver highly reliable DNS services to everyone. By choosing Namecheap.com as your domain registrar, you are choosing a highly reputable and reliable partner. Namecheap.com is rated 4.6 out of 5 - Based on 1,395 reviews via Google Checkout.

Google Cloud DNS and Namecheap are primarily classified as "DNS Management" and "Domain Registration" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by Google Cloud DNS are:

  • High performance, reliable DNS service
  • Easy to use, customizable to your needs
  • Manage records for all your services

On the other hand, Namecheap provides the following key features:

  • URL Forwarding (no-ads)- Redirect your domain visitors to any URL or website of your choice. You can cloak the URL to hide the destination.
  • Email Forwarding (no-ads)- Create and redirect @yourdomain.tld email addresses to other email accounts of your choice.
  • Reliable DNS servers- Modify record types like A address, MX, MXE, CNAME and TXT in real time and at no extra cost.

"Backed by Google" is the primary reason why developers consider Google Cloud DNS over the competitors, whereas "Cheap" was stated as the key factor in picking Namecheap.

Teleport, DeveloperTown, and Runscope are some of the popular companies that use Namecheap, whereas Google Cloud DNS is used by BarbaRuiva.com, SunSed, LLC, and FOODit. Namecheap has a broader approval, being mentioned in 46 company stacks & 35 developers stacks; compared to Google Cloud DNS, which is listed in 31 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

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What is Google Cloud DNS?

Use Google's infrastructure for production quality, high volume DNS serving. Your users will have reliable, low-latency access to Google's infrastructure from anywhere in the world using our network of Anycast name servers.

What is Namecheap?

We provide a set of DNS servers spread across the US and Europe to deliver highly reliable DNS services to everyone. By choosing Namecheap.com as your domain registrar, you are choosing a highly reputable and reliable partner. Namecheap.com is rated 4.6 out of 5 - Based on 1,395 reviews via Google Checkout
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          What are some alternatives to Google Cloud DNS and Namecheap?
          Amazon Route 53
          Amazon Route 53 is designed to give developers and businesses an extremely reliable and cost effective way to route end users to Internet applications by translating human readable names like www.example.com into the numeric IP addresses like 192.0.2.1 that computers use to connect to each other. Route 53 effectively connects user requests to infrastructure running in Amazon Web Services (AWS) – such as an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance, an Amazon Elastic Load Balancer, or an Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) bucket – and can also be used to route users to infrastructure outside of AWS.
          DNSimple
          DNSimple provides the tools you need to manage your domains. We offer both a carefully crafted web interface for managing your domains and DNS records, as well as an HTTP API with various code libraries and tools. Buy, connect, operate!
          CloudFlare
          Cloudflare speeds up and protects millions of websites, APIs, SaaS services, and other properties connected to the Internet.
          GoDaddy
          Go Daddy makes registering Domain Names fast, simple, and affordable
          DNS Made Easy
          DNS Made Easy is a subsidiary of Tiggee LLC, and is a world leader in providing global IP Anycast enterprise DNS services. DNS Made Easy is currently ranked the fastest provider for 8 consecutive months and the most reliable provider.
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          Namecheap may not be the CHEAPEST hosting provider (check out GoDaddy's disturbingly cheap shared hosting ) but I would also not consider it expensive. Hosting and domain registration are about $9 a month typically. Considering how high quality Namecheap's products are and how much customer support Namecheap provides, I would honestly expect their prices to be higher. But if you're patient like me and buy your domain and hosting package on Black Friday, you can get a year of registration and hosting for only $2.00!

          For someone looking for a hosting provider that is a perfect mixture of budget and features, Namecheap is the one!

          Also, I can't stress how great their customer support is. I would say their customer support agents are close to rivalling the support agents at WPEngine, and that's saying a lot because WPEngine is probably one of the most expensive hosting options.

          How developers use Google Cloud DNS and Namecheap
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          datapile uses NamecheapNamecheap

          Namecheap is the best domain registrar in the universe, hands down. They provide a solid product (the domain-name blood that keeps us flowing online) at an extremely reasonable price, amazing management tools with a solid UI/UX on the control panel, and the CEO did an AMA on reddit (we love reddit).

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          BookAuthority uses NamecheapNamecheap

          We used Namecheap to register https://bookauthority.org

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          Adrian Harabulă uses NamecheapNamecheap

          free 1 year .me domain for students; condr.me

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          Circle Bot uses NamecheapNamecheap

          Namecheap is Circle's domain registrar.

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