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BREAKING: Namecheap to Double EFF Donation

Posted by Tamar, Namecheap Community Manager on 29th December 2011

Our CEO Richard Kirkendall has just released the following statement:

We are ecstatic at the response we have received from the Internet community. The Internet is speaking and we’re proud to facilitate that and at the same time help a wonderful organization such as EFF in their fight against SOPA. That being said, if we hit 25k transfers today, we’ll double our donation to EFF.

That’s right…if we reach 25,000 transfers with the SOPASucks code today, Namecheap will DOUBLE the donation to the EFF to $2/domain.

Help the EFF fight SOPA, PIPA and other overbroad, ill-considered legislation and participate in Move Your Domain Day!

    12 Responses

  1. Akshay says:

    WOW, u r growing like hell. nice 2 see that & the cause too!

  2. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to include a link to some information on what the EFF is doing to fight SOPA. :)

  3. Michael, we have the link on the Move Your Domain Day page :) EFF has a form that can email your representatives on your behalf (if you’re a US resident) here.

  4. pradeep f says:

    i already transferred two of my domains to namecheap,support EFF people

  5. Jean says:

    That’s a very kind of you, NameCheap.
    Supporting EFF is wonderful action.

  6. […] transfers today, we’ll double our donation to EFF.” This was followed up with an article on the Namecheap blog confirming the […]

  7. Love Val says:

    Got to say Rich, really thought that you, NC and the rest of the newer resellers would lay down, roll over and play puppy dog to the SOPA suggestions.

    Having seen the big and small, come and go over the last 25+ years on line, I am SO, SO IMPRESSED with your stance on this.

    So much so, that yesterday we initiated the TRANSFER offer you have, to our WHOLE network of affiliates and resellers, just to show that the Internet was born to be free and will die FREE as well.

    People have choices in life, the domain name industry back in the day of NetSol & 2 other providers proved that for many years.

    Having Namecheap actually support their customers past,present & future reminds me of the good old days of the internet, keep this up and you will soon overtake the GD cashcow :-)

    I met you a long time ago Rich, when you first started out, you have had hiccups along the route, but you have stayed true to your crazy beliefs and that is why you are succeeding online in the DN business.

    I hope you hit the 25k target and maybe that will show n00bs to the web the power of good old fashioned HONESTY :-)

    Love Va

    PS: I have included a link for someone else that could do with a little help to buddy!

  8. Love Val says:

    SOPA updated breaking news!

    Looks like you had a hand in this Namecheap! :-^

  9. […] to our CEO’s Challenge to reach 25,000 transfers for the day, Namecheap DOUBLED the donation to EFF to $2 per domain transferred, and extended the donation […]

  10. Trace says:

    These donations are the silver lining in our move to NameCheap. We’ve gotten no response on support tickets, very slow chat responses, failed transfers, page errors during transfer process, incorrect whois data used for transfer and data that was used was placed in wrong fields (address placed as fax number), hung up on during chat, etc. so knowing that there was a few bucks given to EFF before we move away from NameCheap in 60 days is the one good thing that has come out of our move here.

  11. […] Namecheap – The originator of the #MoveYourDomain Day event has issued a challenge to the Internet community to transfer domain names to Namecheap on December 29, 2011. Namecheap is offering low-cost registration services and donating $1 to EFF for every transferred domain. You can learn about the campaign and transfer your domains and read Namecheap’s official stance on SOPA. For updates on the event, follow Namecheap on Twitter. UPDATE: double donations. Namecheap has announced that they will double the donations to EFF if they get at 25,000 or more domain transfers today.  Read the announcement. […]

  12. Hope to see this one again :D

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