Namecheap, a domain name registrar, web host, and SSL certificate provider, has taken a public stance against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). In a blog post published on December 22nd by the company, they have openly opposed the bill that would strongly affect the freedoms that users have come to appreciate on the Internet.
Richard Kirkendall, CEO of Namecheap, explains the company’s stance, stating, “While we at Namecheap firmly believe in intellectual rights, SOPA is like detonating a nuclear bomb on the internet when only a surgical strike is necessary. This legislation has the potential to harm the way everyone uses the Internet and to undermine the system itself. At Namecheap, we believe having a free and open Internet is the only option that will continue the legacy of innovation and openess that stands for everything we all value in our modern society.”
The company is currently offering discounted codes of SOPASucks to transfer any new domains at a cost of $6.99, valid on com/net/org/info/biz domains. This coupon code will add one year free domain name privacy and also append a year to the registration of the domain. It is limited to 10 usages per customer.
Namecheap is a Los Angeles-based ICANN accredited domain registrar founded in 2000 by CEO Richard Kirkendall. With over 500,000 clients and millions of domain names under management, Namecheap is one of the top domain registrars in the world and also offers web hosting services. Find out more by visiting us at http://www.namecheap.com.