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Move Your Domain Day: Make Our CEO Pay!

Posted by Tamar, Namecheap Community Manager on 30th December 2011

On Move Your Domain Day,  December 29th, 2011, Namecheap customers initiated over 27,000 domain transfers from SOPA-Supporting domain registrars.

True 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 window until 12:00 Noon EST today, December 30th, 2011.

As of this morning (10:00 AM EST), the total raised to help the Electronic Frontier Foundation continue their fight against SOPA stands at an amazing $62,058!

Namecheap CEO Richard Kirkendall said:

“It’s a wonderful morning; our amazing customers raised over $62,000 for EFF in the past 24 hours. Because of this incredible display, I’ve personally decided to fund our double donation for each transfer until 12:00 noon today out of my own pocket.  I challenge everyone who was thinking of leaving their SOPA-Supporting provider to take this opportunity to transfer at a below-cost price AND donate $2 to the EFF for each transfer.”

So, the challenge is out to our customers…continue transferring your domains today with coupon SOPASucks, and Make Our CEO Pay!

You can follow the updated donation total on our Move Your Domain Day Page.

The SOPASucks coupon code for $6.99 .COM/.NET/.ORG/.BIZ/.INFO transfers will remain valid until December 31, 2011 at 11:59 EST.

    14 Responses

  1. Sin Seer says:

    Hurrah, very nicely done… my last few domains are coming over today too, but don’t know if they’ll meet the noon deadline…. in the end, they’ll be here though!

  2. Ben says:

    Great work namecheap! I transferred my only domain name registered with godaddy to namecheap. Not only was it a swift transfer process, but also backing a great cause. It’s great that Namecheap will benefit from this too!

  3. Qyo says:

    Great work ! congrats namecheap

  4. Sahbum says:

    Huzzah! A pox on those who support SOPA! My domains have already been transferred.

  5. Fatboy says:

    A huge congratulations to Namecheap. I have always said you guys rock and glad this has worked well for you both Namecheap and the EFF.

    May you continue growing and show what other SOPA supporting businesses can only wish for!

    You guys rock!

  6. MIke says:

    Great job, namecheap!

  7. […] the total number of transfers yesterday topped 25,000 yesterday, NameCheap CEO Richard Kirkendall doubled their donation to $2 per transfer. The promotion was also extended another 12 hours, ending at noon […]

  8. Kathy says:

    Great Jobs!
    I’m moving 5 domain names to you.
    SOPA Sucks.

  9. Brian says:

    You should extend your coupon… I was waiting to the beginning of 2012 to move from GoDaddy!

  10. Brian, you can use coupon code SWITCH2NC now :)

  11. WOW…over 62K raised is nothing to sneeze at. EFF must be ecstatic.

  12. […] the total number of transfers yesterday topped 25,000 yesterday, NameCheap CEO Richard Kirkendall doubled their donation to $2 per transfer. The promotion was also extended another 12 hours, ending at noon […]

  13. […] its stance on the matter, and has taken advantage of competitors who are backing the bills by drawing in potential customers who aren’t satisfied with current providers. Over 27,000 domain transfers have taken place […]

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