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NameCheap is offering free domains for students

As part of an education initiative to get students online, NameCheap is presenting free domains to current students from UK, US, Canada, and Australian universities. The NameCheap student package is available in a bundle including discounted third level domains, free web hosting, as well as personalized email address.

For users, organizations, and repositories GitHub Pages available public pages. These are freely hosted for students on a GitHub’s domain or a custom domain name of one’s choice.

The available bundle is free for one year. After that the standard bundle i.e .ME, GitHub Pages and WhoisGuard is $18/year. Once the registration process is finished, a link is provided to setup GitHub. If users fail to setup services then, they can simply click in the link in the email that is sent to verify the email. This will be a second opportunity given to configure services for user’s part.

LeaderBoard

A scholarship will be crowd funded for the top three schools and the winning school will be able town the front page of NameCheap Education for a week. Following are the universities that are leading their way in signup.

Rank 

Institution

Points

1

University of Waterloo

1377

2

Rochester Institute of Technology

1284

3

Boston University

900

4

Northwestern University

650

5

University of Toronto

639

6

Georgia Institute of Technology

596

7

University of California, Berkeley

594

8

University of Washington

531

9

Dartmouth College

455

10

UNSW Australia

449

11

Harvard University

420

12

Stephen F. Austin State University

417

13

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

350

14

Carnegie Mellon University

345

15

University of Illinois

306

16

University of California, Irvine

304

17

University of California, Davis

297

18

Stanford University

295

19

University of Pennsylvania

280

20

Simon Fraser University

273

21

Frostburg State University

258

22

University of California, San Diego

255

23

South Dakota State University

250

24

University of British Columbia

246

25

Brescia College

243

 

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