Over 10,500 Domain Names Transfered to Namecheap Today

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Namecheap’s  Move Your Domain Day  is  almost half way over, and it looks like it has been a resounding success so far, especially considering the amount of marketing dollars the company has spent (not much in my opinion) on this campaign.

As of 1:30pm EST today, Namecheap has raised $10,635 for the  Electronic Frontier Foundation, according to the counter on the company’s home page. This translates to 10,635 domain names transferred to Namecheap using the special offer code  SOPASucks.

By the end of the business day in California, I would not be surprised at all to see over 25,000 domain names transferred to Namecheap. I would also imagine other companies are beneficiaries of this campaign to transfer domain names away from Go Daddy.

When you think about it, the number of domain names being transferred is a drop in the bucket considering the tens of millions of domain names registered at Go Daddy. However, this action sends a very strong message to the company and its new investors.

8 COMMENTS

  1. Godaddy could care less about you. They are about dollars and nothing more… Hell, the don’t even have a toll-free number to call. I have names with them but I will not transfer them based on emotion. Why spend $8k to transfer names away from something that does not exist. Have to be practical here…

  2. I was going to say the same thing. Who the he’ll pays long distance charges any more? The real story is as long as Godaddy is cheaper and easy to use nothing will change long term.

  3. You can say a lot of things about Godaddy, but it’s not easy to use. I dread every year when I have to navigate their blinking djungle of crap just to renew the domains (which somehow end up more expensive every year).

    Realizing this, it was easy for me to respect move your domain day. I moved to Gandi, and it’s so far been a _very_ painless process.

    I’ll thank myself every year I don’t have to wade through Godaddy impenetrable user interface just to renew!

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