What is MoveYourDomainDay? 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: SOPA is like detonating a nuclear bomb on the internet. This legislation has the potential to harm the way everyone uses the internet and to undermine the system itself. At Namecheap, we believe a free and open internet is the only option that will continue the legacy of innovation and openness we stand for. Some of our competitors support SOPA, despite the untold damage it can do to the internet as we know it. Richard Kirkendall, Namecheap CEO Because of the threat to our customers, we hosted the first official MoveYourDomainDay 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 our annual MYDD. To our loyal clients: Thank you for being part of this important work. Every year, as part of our MYDD effort, Namecheap donates a portion of the day’s sales to 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 → Visit our Causes page to find out more about Namecheap’s work on behalf of net neutrality and web user privacy.