Today the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to end net neutrality. Net neutrality refers to regulations on how Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide online services to Americans. Now, without it, ISPs can decide what content their customers can access and set fees based on the services consumers use. What Happened? The FCC vote reversed a … Continue reading The End of Net Neutrality—Or Is It?
The FCC just unveiled rules to dismantle net neutrality policies, undermining free speech and the way we access the Internet. They plan to vote December 14th to remove all protections on how our Internet Service Providers allow us to access the Internet. There’s still time to stop them from undermining your access to a free … Continue reading FCC Prepares to Vote to Kill Net Neutrality
Net neutrality remains on the chopping block. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), along with the US Congress, is considering reversing rules on how American Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide Internet access to customers. Currently, Americans enjoy basic protections on Internet use and access. Known as net neutrality, these regulations allow everyone to visit any website … Continue reading Your Online Rights Remain at Risk
I believe in Net Neutrality in its purest sense. To me, it means very limited government oversight over the Internet. Right now, a handful of corporations control most of the Internet Provider Services (ISPs) in the US. These corporate monopolies have no motivation to look after the best interests of their customers because they have … Continue reading Namecheap CEO Explains Support for Net Neutrality
Join Namecheap on July 12, 2017 for Battle for the Net, a worldwide day of action in support of net neutrality and Internet Freedom. Namecheap has signed on with Fight for the Future’s day of action to call attention to recent efforts within the United States Congress and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to roll back … Continue reading Stand Up for Net Neutrality on July 12
For many people, the erosion of online privacy rights is like a big hole in the pavement. The first time we encounter a small pothole in the road, we may have to slow down or swerve to avoid it. Then the next day, we drive down that same road, and the pothole is still there … Continue reading The Erosion of Online Privacy
Every day computers track what we’re doing on the internet. Until a few years ago, Americans were unaware of how much information the United States collected on their own citizens as well as people across the globe. In 2013, a young computer engineer named Edward Snowden risked his life to expose the nature of American … Continue reading Why Edward Snowden Matters
At Namecheap, we are proud supporters of Internet freedom. We have aligned with the Electronic Frontier Foundation for almost five years now on our various social initiatives and are pleased to introduce Rainey Reitman, who represents advocacy at EFF Wesley: What are your duties at EFF and how long have you been there? Rainey: I’m … Continue reading Advocacy at EFF – Rainey Reitman
“It’s a combination of education and advocacy that lets regular people get involved in these pressing fights for liberty.” – Rainey Reitman, EFF Activism Director Namecheap’s fifth annual MoveYourDomainDay happens on February 2 this year. What Is MoveYourDomainDay? MoveYourDomainDay is an event we created 5 years ago in response to the growing threats against … Continue reading MoveYourDomainDay 2016
Did you know that your privacy rights are currently under threat? ICANN is considering introducing a rule that would impact all netizens. If you care about your online privacy, this is a big deal. Under new guidelines proposed by MarkMonitor and other organizations who represent the same industries that backed SOPA, domain holders with … Continue reading SAVE DOMAIN PRIVACY – Tell ICANN not to expose WHOIS data!