Namecheap has been advocating for net neutrality for quite some time, and the company has been alerting customers and the public at large in a variety of ways. With the FCC’s comment deadline approaching, Namecheap launched a website on NetNeutrality.com to help advocate for this important issue.
At the present time, the website allows visitors to submit comments to the FCC before the end of the comment period. I would assume the website will continue to fight for net neutrality even after the comment period ends.
Net neutrality is an important issue, and I think the press release (published below) announcing the launch of the NetNeutrality.com website gives more details about this and about why Namecheap is involved in the fight. Visit NetNeutrality.com to leave your comment ASAP.
Press release from Namecheap:
Leading Domain Registrar Namecheap Strikes Hard for Open Internet through Reclassification with Launch of NetNeutrality.com
Company that supports more than three million domain names says lasting net neutrality is essential to the Internet economy, encourages customers to submit comments to FCC before midnight deadline.
With 12 hours to go before the new deadline that closes the first round of comments in the FCC’s net neutrality proceeding, leading domain registrar Namecheap swooped in to strike hard on the side of an open Internet by launching NetNeutrality.com, an action site encouraging Internet users to continue bombarding the FCC with comments in support of Title II reclassification to protect the Internet in the public interest.
The FCC extended the original Wednesday comment deadline after various grassroots advocacy efforts like Fight for the Futures BattleForTheNet.com action site flooded the FCC site with comments, causing it to go offline. As of Thursday July 17th, the FCC has received 1,030,000 comments, according to Gigi Sohn, Special Counsel for External Affairs for the FCC.
“Over one million people depend on Namecheap to power their websites,” said Richard Kirkendall, Namecheaps CEO and Founder, “We have a moral responsibility to do everything we can as a company to defend the free and open Internet, ensuring that every single one of our customers can make their voice heard.
This is a crucial moment where we need every single voice raised demanding real net neutrality through Title II reclassification, said Evan Greer, Campaign Manager at Fight for the Future. Net neutrality is the free speech fight of our generation. Its great to see so many voices, from huge sites to tiny blogs lining up to stand on Team Internet against any form of censorship online.