On March 6, 2018, you can move your domain name to Namecheap for only $3.98. That’s right. For less than the cost of a Starbucks frappe, you can transfer a domain name and help protect Internet freedom at the same time. Namecheap will donate $1.50 to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) for every domain transfer, and you’ll get a one-year extension to your existing domain registration, as well as one year of free SSL and private email.
So what’s so special about March 6, if you may ask? It’s the Move Your Domain Day, an initiative that Namecheap started in 2011 to fight for Internet freedom. The company has donated over $350,000 to organizations fighting for a free Internet, such as the EFF.
Even if you don’t care that much about Internet freedom, this promotion is still a great way to save on domain costs. If you have some domain names that are a few months away from expiring, you can move them to Namecheap and save money that you might accrue from domain renewals. As you might know, renewals are often more expensive that registrations. In fact, with GoDaddy, a .com domain renewal costs $15.
The domain names eligible for the promotion are the following: .com, .net, .org, .biz, .info, .us, .me, .co, and .io.
Aside from the domain renewal, you will also get a free SSL certificate ($8.88 value), one year of free private email ($9.88 value), and one year of free WhoisGuard ($2.88 value). Not including the domain name, you can save $21.64 on these value-added services.
Some Quick Facts About This Promotion
- The offer is valid on March 6, 2018, from 12:00 AM EST (1:00 PM Philippine time) until 11:59 PM EST (12:59 PM the next day in the Philippines).
- The offer is limited to 25 domains per household or business, for up to 5 domains per transaction.
- This offer is on a first-come, first-served basis and is not valid for domains that have been previously transferred away from Namecheap.
- Every qualified .com, .net, .org, .biz, .info, .us, .me, .co and .io domain transfer will receive a free one-year Domain Validated SSL certificate (Comodo PositiveSSL (DV) – $8.88 value), one free year of Private Email service ($9.88 value), and one year of WhoisGuard (except for .us TLDs which do not support this).
- If you have renewed your domain within the last 45 days, the one-year extension normally added to the domain during a transfer may not be included.
- The offer is valid for one year billing cycle only.
For additional information about this offer, visit the Namecheap Move Your Domain Day page.