MoveYourDomain Day 2014
Just as in '11 and '13, with MYDD 2014, we're raising funds for online freedom fighters the Electronic Frontier Foundation. EFF is a donor-supported membership organization that works to protect fundamental rights regardless of technology and to educate the public about digital rights. Learn more about EFF →
To show your support, transfer your .com, .net, .org, .info and .biz domains to Namecheap on February 5. Shared, Business and Reseller hosting plans will be 75% off. For every domain transferred or hosting plan purchased – up to 10,000 – Namecheap will donate $0.50 to EFF. The donation amount goes up to $1.00 per domain/hosting plan if we exceed 10,000. And if we exceed 20,000 domains transferred or hosting plans purchased, Namecheap will donate $1.50 for each transaction.
A Little History
In 2012, the Stop Online Piracy Act nearly passed. SOPA proposed that owners of intellectual property block or disable any website that they felt infringed on their intellectual property. Namecheap CEO Richard Kirkendall had this to say at the time:
Because of the threat to our customers, we hosted the first official MoveYourDomain Day in 2012 as a call-to-action for those who opposed SOPA and wanted to leave service providers who supported SOPA and other such ill-conceived legislation. Every year, our lawmakers propose new laws restricting internet freedom. That's why we continue to fight on, with MYDD 2014.