Here at Namecheap, we’re passionate about digital freedom. SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act , nearly passed in 2011. SOPA would’ve changed the way the Internet works; it would’ve denied citizens the lawful use of innovative technology and made government censorship a day-to-day reality. We’re very proud to have been part of the effort to stop that faulty piece of legislation.
But the fight is not over. Since SOPA failed, our lawmakers have put forward other bills aimed at limiting the rights of average web users and subjecting us to unwarranted censorship. If you believe in free expression, if you believe–as we do–that the Internet belongs to everyone, then please join us on January 28, for Namecheap’s third annual MoveYourDomain Day. Some other domain registrars support SOPA and similar bills. If you feel the need to transfer away from any such registrar, MYDD 2014 is the day to do it. On February 5, you can transfer your .com, .net, .org, .biz or .info domain to Namecheap for only $3.98 using the coupon NCMYDD or HOSTWITHNC to get 75% off hosting. Yes, you read that right: 75% off hosting.
For every qualified domain transferred or hosting package sold–up to 10,000–on February 5, Namecheap will donate $0.50 to the Electronic Frontier Foundation. For every 10,001 – 19,999 such transactions, we’ll donate $1. If that number exceeds 20,000, Namecheap will donate $1.50 to EFF per transaction. EFF is a donor-supported organization that works to protect fundamental rights regardless of technology and to educate the public about digital rights. For more info, visit www.eff.org.
Here’s to a free Internet, and thanks for being part of MoveYourDomain Day 2014.