Domain name registrar Namecheap has relaunched Move Your Domain Day, encouraging customers to raise money for online freedom with every domain move. Namecheap will donate up to $1.50 per domain transfer to the Electronic Frontier Foundation when customers switch to their service on March 6.
The original Move Your Domain Day came into being in 2011 when popular domain name registrar GoDaddy spoke out in support of the hugely unpopular Internet blacklist bills SOPA and PIPA. The ensuing backlash from Internet users led to a call for customers to leave GoDaddy in favor of companies better-aligned with their online freedom goals. As a result, the first Move Your Domain Day raised over $64,000 for EFF’s work on this and other issues. The response reflected the overwhelming public sentiment that eventually toppled SOPA/PIPA and proved Internet users are powerful when they work together.
We are grateful to Namecheap for including us in this year’s campaign and for standing on EFF’s side in numerousonlinerightsbattles over the years. We’re also grateful to EFF’s 44,000 members around the world for ensuring that Internet users have an advocate.