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“We believe in a free and open internet”-Matt Russell, Namecheap

For long, corporate entities have felt uber-cautious about getting into issues of public interest, as regardless of a company’s position, voicing support or opposition is guaranteed to spur some sort of public reaction. And why risk alienating some customers when you can simply stay mum and stick to your business? But rarely do we get to see the other side of the spectrum; i.e. the pleasant sight of companies that feel so passionately about an issue that they’re willing to share their opinion in the public sphere; howsoever risqué it may be. And Namecheap, a top-shelf American based ICANN registrar with 3 million domains is a bellwether when it comes to issues related to internet freedom and privacy. A vehement opponent of anti-privacy legislations for long, Namecheap further substantiated...

Namecheap Takes a Preemptive Stance Against CISPA

Leading domain name registrar Namecheap has rung the alarm to fight against newly rebirthed CISPA, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. Relaunched earlier this week, CISPA poses a threat to of all Internet freedoms, giving the U.S. government the authority to access your private online activity without due process. Namecheap has sent a mailer to notify all its subscribers about this significant issue. According to Richard Kirkendall, CEO of Namecheap, “CISPA is advocated under the premise of anti-terrorism legislation, but like its squashed predecessor SOPA, is so broad that it threatens to endanger the privacy of every Internet-connected law abiding citizen.” CISPA is just another re-hashed version of SOPA, which was vehemently opposed by the entire internet comm...

Domain Registrar Namecheap Announces SSL Reseller Program

Namecheap, a domain name registration services that also sells web hosting and SSL certificates, has launched an SSL reseller program that automates the purchase of SSL certificates. Now, customers can partner with Namecheap to white label and resell SSL certificates at super low costs. The move comes a couple of weeks after NameCheap selected Onepager as its exclusive website builder for customers and launched annual MoveYourDomainDay to protect online freedom. Combined with our SSL service offerings that we’ve had in place for several years, our SSL reseller program brings it to the next level, empowering those to sell SSL certificates directly and making substantial profits. – Richard Kirkendall,CEO, Namecheap. Offering a reseller program is beneficial to both hosting companies and thei...

Namecheap Launches Second Annual MoveYourDomainDay to Protect Online Freedom

Namecheap, a leading domain name registrar, announces its second annual Move Your Domain Day for January 22nd. In 2012, Namecheap launched the Move Your Domain Day initiative to remind its users about the dangers of a closed Internet as brought upon by the possible passing of SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act. While the threat of the SOPA act has passed, similar acts have been proposed that may continue to threaten the very liberties we have earned the right to enjoy. The news comes just a few days after NameCheap announced that it will provide OnePager as a web builder to its customers. Last year showed us what could happen when the entire internet mobilizes for a cause and we want to continue that spirit that inspired so many to make a stand. – Richard Kirkendall,CEO, Namecheap. “We want ...

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