DirectNIC Begins Accepting BTC and Alt Currencies

Last updated on September 6th, 2014 at 04:22 pm

DirectNIC has announced that they have begun accepting Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Dogecoin via a partnership with GoCoin.

The company is the second major registrar to accept Bitcoin after Namecheap began accepting the coin in March of 2013 but is the first major registrar to also accept other alternative cryptocurrencies for domain related purchases.

DirectNIC became a noted company when in 2005 the United States Army used the DirectNIC offices in New Orleans as a staging center during the Hurricane Katrina disaster as it was one of the few companies that remained completely online during the disaster and the company worked directly with the US Army and local officials to disseminate information on the Internet regarding the unfolding disaster.

DirectNIC has been a domain registrar since 2000 and is currently based in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Story image courtesy of DirectNic.

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