On July 12, 2017, Fight for the Future is organizing a world-wide day of action in support of Internet freedom. Namecheap is proud to stand with hundreds of companies, organizations, and individuals around the world in the fight to maintain of a free and open Internet for all. Be sure to visit the Namecheap home page on July 12 to show your support for the campaign.

In the meantime, visit the Battle for the Net website to learn more and to join the effort to defend Title II net neutrality, and show your support for net neutrality.

What is net neutrality?

Net Neutrality allows people to visit any website with equal access and at equal speeds. Under net neutrality, browsing data is protected and cannot be used for marketing or other purposes. Net neutrality is also quite popular. According to a new Politico poll, 60% of Americans support net neutrality, while only 17% oppose it.

Why is net neutrality important?

With net neutrality, people can access any website they wish, knowing their Internet Service Provider (ISP) won’t interefere with their browsing habits or compile a profile on their online activities. However, such protections are under threat. The US Congress and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) are considering deregulating American ISPs to remove restrictions on how ISPs can collect and use customer data.

By rolling back existing rules on how companies provide online access, the FCC’s proposed actions would severely undermine existing protections on how we access the Internet, meaning ISPs could potentially charge more for access to certain sites, slow down or block content, and sell browsing data for commercial use.

Namecheap and Net Neutrality

Namecheap has always supported net neutrality. We hold to the principle that the Internet should be accessible to everyone. We support privacy, security, freedom, and equal treatment for all web users. We believe that all people deserve to access the content that they want, when they want it, without government or corporate interference.

As part of our commitment to net neutrality, internet privacy, and open access, we have sponsored an annual "Move Your Domain Day" and other campaigns that have raised funds for Electronic Frontier Foundation and Fight for the Future.

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