Namecheap is a domain name registrar. There are no publicly known cases of Namecheap terminating business relationships due to political or religious differences. The company has donated to the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) in the past but has not used its corporate reputation to support ideological causes hostile to freedom of expression. For these reasons, Namecheap receives a "Lower Risk" rating.
Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.
Namecheap has not publicly terminated business relationships due to political or religious differences.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Namecheap’s charitable giving is limited to short-term partnerships that involve giving a percentage of domain name revenue to a specific cause every so often (1). There are no rules prohibiting donations to faith-based organizations.
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Namecheap insists that it “cannot be the (one) censoring content, unpopular though it may be” and will only refuse service to potential domain buyers who have undeniably advocated on behalf of violence or other illegal activities (1). Namecheap’s domestic political advocacy has been limited to issues that specifically impact their services as a domain provider, including legislation such as the Stop Online Piracy Act in 2011 (2).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
In 2020, Namecheap pledged 3% of registration revenue (up to $10,000) for .gay domain names to GLAAD (1).
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
Namecheap does not have a PAC or make political contributions.
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March 24, 2023
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