Category Archives: Internet Activism

You Planted 1,536 Trees…. Together We Planted 3,072 Trees!

After our special transfer promotion this past Earth Day, we thought we’d let you know how you did :) In the 24 hour period marking Earth Day 2012, you transferred 1,536 domains to Namecheap. That means your domain purchases also helped us plant over 1,500 trees in partnership with the International Tree Foundation! Namecheap is … Continue reading You Planted 1,536 Trees…. Together We Planted 3,072 Trees!

Namecheap has blacked out its website in protest of SOPA/PIPA bills

Namecheap has blacked out its website in protest of SOPA/PIPA bills that threaten the core principles of the Internet, joining other sites like Google and Wikipedia on January 18th to protest this upcoming legislation. Read the press release here. In confirmation of our stance of SOPA/PIPA legislation, Namecheap has joined a major protest and blacked … Continue reading Namecheap has blacked out its website in protest of SOPA/PIPA bills

Move Your Domain Day: Make Our CEO Pay!

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. … Continue reading Move Your Domain Day: Make Our CEO Pay!

BREAKING: Namecheap to Double EFF Donation

Our CEO Richard Kirkendall has just released the following statement: We are ecstatic at the response we have received from the Internet community. The Internet is speaking and we’re proud to facilitate that and at the same time help a wonderful organization such as EFF in their fight against SOPA. That being said, if we … Continue reading BREAKING: Namecheap to Double EFF Donation

Namecheap Announces Move Your Domain Day on December 29th

On December 29th, Namecheap will be standing tall against SOPA in a transfer initiative we call Move Your Domain Day. For every transfer to Namecheap during these 24 hours, Namecheap will be donating $1 to the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Shari Steele, Executive Director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, stated, “EFF is pleased to support Namecheap’s … Continue reading Namecheap Announces Move Your Domain Day on December 29th

We say NO to #SOPA (our official stance)

Since the news broke today that one of our competitors wholeheartedly supports the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), many of you have asked us about our position on the matter. Let us be clear:  Namecheap is not in favor of SOPA as it has been proposed. Why are we against the proposed SOPA legislation?  It’s … Continue reading We say NO to #SOPA (our official stance)

Namecheap Partners with the International Tree Foundation

NameCheap is pleased to announce that we have partnered with the International Tree Foundation (ITF), where we will be planting trees in Asia, the African Drylands, and Sub-Saharan Africa in this move to reduce the carbon footprint. We’re committed to the future of this planet and hope to make a difference globally. To celebrate this … Continue reading Namecheap Partners with the International Tree Foundation