Domain name registrar Namecheap has announced special promo codes and discounts on the eve of Earth Day 2013 in a bid to support World Wildlife Fund and Rainforest Alliance, two eco-conscious organizations. Customers have two coupon codes to choose from: they can use the coupon code “SAVETHEFOREST” if they want to help the Rainforest Alliance or “DONATE2WWF” if they want to help WWF.
Every com, net, org, info or biz domain name transferred using either of the two coupons today will cost only $5.99 (normally $10.69). The coupons can also be availed to get a 60% off on shared hosting. Namecheap will donate $1 from every domain transfer and hosting purchase to either WWF or the Rainforest Alliance, based on customer’s choice.
At the time of writing this article, Namecheap has raised $509 for Rainforest Alliance and $303 for WWF. Earth Day 2012 observed a total of 1536 domains transferred to Namecheap in a period of 24 hours. Planting two trees for each domain transferred, Namecheap planted a total of 3072 trees in partnership with the International Tree Foundation.
One of the very few organization offering green hosting, Namecheap recycles old server hardware and packaging and uses free air cooling in it’s datacenters whenever outside weather permits in order to save energy.For more details regarding the Earth day promos, click here. Very recently Namecheap also started accepting Bitcoins as payments and announced it’s own SSL reseller program.