Abine strives to be a beacon for privacy in an otherwise invasive sea of tracking. We try quite hard to make sure that our products reflect our values. One thing that we don’t have as much control over, however, is ensuring that the companies that we partner with also are aligned with these values.
Why were we ever partnered with GoDaddy? Mostly historical reasons. We registered these domains long before GoDaddy’s support of anti-privacy bills, like SOPA, PIPA, and now CISPA became public. Now that we know this, and as a company with privacy in our DNA, we think it’s important to consider privacy and digital rights in everything we do, from building software to choosing a company with which to register our domain names.
Luckily, Namecheap shares our stance on privacy. Not only is NameCheap opposed to these bills, but they’re also donating $1 to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), one of the best privacy rights organizations in the world, for each tweet (#CISPAalert), Facebook share, and domain name bought using the code CISPAalert.
What’s wrong with CISPA? In short, it would make it even easier for companies, websites and social networks to share your personal information with government agencies. Read more about it on the EFF’s blog. The EFF makes it easy to take action against CISPA on their website, and we urge you to do so.
In the future, we will be registering any new Abine domains with NameCheap and continue to ensure that we partner with companies who share our vision of privacy for all.