NameCheap is hosting another “Move Your Domain Day” tomorrow, February 5th 2014. This is the 3rd time NameCheap, a domain name registrar and hosting company, has held such an event where they offer domain transfers at a discounted rate and donate proceeds to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).
On the Move Your Domain Day page here is what it says.
Just as in '11 and '13, with MYDD 2014, we're raising funds for 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.
The EFF has spearheaded and support a number of different internet causes. This includes the Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA) which would have allowed intellectual property owners to shutdown websites which they ‘feel' infringes on their copyright even if it didn't. EFF also supports and organized the Stop Watching US coaltion along with Mozilla. As well they helped organized a Stop Watching Us protest in Washington DC.
So tomorrow you can transfer any .COM, .NET, .ORG, .INFO and .BIZ domains to Namecheap for $3.98 which is well below their regular domain transfer pricing. Use the coupon code – NCMYDD – at checkout to get the transfer deal. In addition Shared, Business and Reseller hosting plans will be 75% off. Again you will need to use a coupon code – HOSTWITHNC – to get the discount.
For each domain transferred or hosting plan purchased by a customer Namecheap will donate $0.50 cents to EFF. The donation amount goes up the more hosting plans and domains are bought by customers. NameCheap will donate $1.00 per domain/hosting plan if they exceed 10,000 purchases and if they exceed 20,000 transferred domains or hosting plans purchased, Namecheap will donate $1.50 for each transaction to the EFF. Some restrictions to be aware of;
- The deal is limited to 50 domains per household or busines
- 1 hosting plan can be purchased at 75% off.
- You must add the ICANN 18 cents fee on .COM and .NET domain transfers
- These “Move Your Domain Day” deals are valid 1 day only – February 5th, 2014.
Unsure if they are limiting the Move Your Domain Day deal to a set number. I imagine they willl if too many people are taking advantage of the deals.
Over the last 2 years NameCheap has raised more $200,00 dollars for the EFF and the “Move Your Domain Day” events have earned the domain registrar a lot of future business. Keep in mind the upfront costs for the domain registrar are great since they loose money on this deal since are offering domain transfers, which are basically renewals, below wholesale pricing.
In addition to these “Move Your Domain Day” NameCheap held 0thers in the past to benefit the Save the Elephants foundation. This was back when it was revealed that GoDaddy CEO Bob Parson’s went on safari specifically kill elephants.
If you haven't used NameCheap before, please read my NameCheap Review to see if they are good domain registrar for you. Another registrars that people seem to like nowadays is NameSilo since they have straightforward pricing and free Whois privacy without coupons.
Leave a comment if you are going to be taking advantage of NameCheap's “Move Your Domain Day” to support the EFF.