Domain Registrar and Web Host Namecheap Continues Internet Freedom Support with ‘Move Your Domain Day’
March 5, 2018
Domain registrar and web host Namecheap, Inc. (Namecheap) continues its support for Internet freedom with its latest ‘Move Your Domain Day’. Namecheap, which has headquarters in Los Angeles, California, United States, was established in 2001. The company offers a broad range of domain and hosting-related products and services including domain name registration, web hosting packages and SSL certificates. The company leverages security and privacy products from “the most trusted brands around” and prides itself on an “award-winning customer service team” that is available 24/7 to deal with customer queries. It caters to over a million customers and manages 4.2 million domains. This is the company’s 6th annual ‘Move Your Domain Day’.
‘Move Your Domain Day’ starts 12 a.m. (EST) on March 6, 2018 and will last an entire 24 hours. The event is a response to legislation in the United States such as the ‘Stop Online Piracy Act’ (SOPA) and the ‘Protect IP Act’ (PIPA) which many believe might threaten ‘Net Neutrality’. The event features domain transfers for only $3.98 which includes free private email and SSL for a year. Despite the discount and the additional features, the company will pledge “up to $1.50” to San Francisco, California-based Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), an international non-profit digital rights organization that aims to protect online freedom and digital civil rights. Since 2011 the Namecheap has raised more than $350,000 through the events.
“Our passion and dedication to Internet neutrality and freedom cannot be overstated,” explained the CEO of Namecheap, Richard Kirkendall. “Namecheap’s long-term commitment to these principles dates back to the founding of the company. Our pledge to stand with organizations such as EFF, in their fight to keep the Internet open and free, is the reason why Move Your Domain Day is such an important initiative for Namecheap,” he added.
“EFF is grateful for the support from Namecheap’s Move Your Domain Day,” explained EFF’s Legal Director, Corynne McSherry. “We’re fighting to protect online innovation and creativity. With the help of supporters across the web, we will continue standing up for Internet users in the courts, in Congress, and around the world”.