I just posted an article about the success of Namecheap’s Move Your Domain Day, announcing that as of 1:30pm EST, over 10,500 domain name transfers were initiated to the company. As of this update, the number of transfers is now well over 11,000, and I just received some news from Namecheap CEO Rick Kirkendall.
According to Kirkendall, “We are ecstatic at the response we have received from the internet community. The internet is speaking and we’re proud to facilitate that and at the same time help a wonderful organization such as EFF in their fight against SOPA. That being said, if we hit 25k transfers today, we’ll double our donation to EFF.”
The company has now pledged to donate $50,000+ to the Electronic Frontier Foundation if they receive 25,000 or more domain transfers today. Broken down, the company will donate $2.00 per domain transfer if over 25,000 transfers are made before the end of the day today using transfer code SOPASucks.
As I predicted before, I think they will do it. Spread the news. EFF needs the financial support.