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)

December 2011 Newsletter

Happy Holidays from Namecheap! Well, the year is winding down and we’ve got some special offers to make sure your experience atNamecheap is always a positive one. 4th Annual Holiday Trivia Contest Every year, Namecheap runs its holiday trivia, and this year is no exception. We’re working hard on creating a trivia contest where we’ll be giving away five … Continue reading December 2011 Newsletter

Some security tweaks to our Web Hosting servers

We don’t normally comment, let alone write a blog post, on security issues as we’re firm believers in security through obscurity. This provides another layer of defense against any would-be hackers. However, a couple of recent changes on our hosting infrastructure do deserve comment because they may affect a small minority of customers in how … Continue reading Some security tweaks to our Web Hosting servers