Over 10,500 Domain Names Transfered to Namecheap Today
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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.


About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of DomainInvesting.com. Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has sold seven figures worth of domain names in the last five years. Please read the DomainInvesting.com Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest.


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Comments (8)

    Shane

    Why pay for marketing if bloggers give it to them for free :)

    December 29th, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Elliot Silver

    @ Shane

    True… but I suppose it’s a two way street… The story has generated quite a bit of interest and traffic.

    December 29th, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Bruce Tedeschi

    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…

    December 29th, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    Elliot Silver

    “Hell, the don’t even have a toll-free number to call.”

    @ Bruce

    Why do they need a toll free number in this day and age? Their 480 number is easy enough.

    December 29th, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Shane

    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.

    December 29th, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    Elliot Silver

    @ Shane

    It was upsetting when they stopped taking my telegrams, too, but I got over it.

    December 29th, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Jonas

    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!

    December 29th, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Acro

    I’ve one domain at NameCheap and I don’t plan to move any more there. For starters, they are an eNom reseller.

    December 29th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

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