Commission Junction Is Clueless and Godaddy is Confused

Jun 08 2013

Help me here. What am I missing? I reported the other week that Godaddy dropped Commission Junction from their aftermarket commission plan. According to Godaddy it was a mistake and it would be and had been fixed. Commission Junction said they have no idea what I’m talking about but there was a new commission plan starting June 6th so check that one out. And here it is. Does it look fixed to you? I’ve read through this twice and I see no commission for aftermarket domain names. I certainly haven’t earned any. It’s now cost me at least $500 and growing. I’m so disappointed in both of these companies.

Contact: Affiliate Team
Email: affiliates@godaddy.com
Country: UNITED STATES
URL: http://www.godaddy.com
Currency: USD US Dollar

Joined Network: 15-Mar-2005

Category: Domain Registrations (show similar advertisers)

Description:
Team up with Go Daddy, the world’s #1 domain name registrar! Earn up to $105 per new 12 month hosting plan and up to 40% commission on our other great products!

Base Commission: Includes domain names, website builders, ecommerce solutions, hosting plans of less than 12 months, and more!
• 40% revenue share for new customer orders (first-time purchasers) • 10% revenue share for existing customer orders

Hosting Commission: Includes 12-month economy, deluxe and ultimate plans as well as dedicated servers and managed hosting plans.
• up to $105 on all new customer 12-month hosting plans • up to $27.50 on all existing customer 12-month hosting plans

Plus, to help you increase your sales and commissions, we provide you with seasonal promotions, performance incentives, a monthly newsletter and constantly updated marketing campaigns. Plus, we back our high-powered affiliate program with live, 24/7 customer support and a dedicated account manager.

As the world’s #1 domain name registrar, GoDaddy.com has the visibility and name recognition to attract and inspire your visitors. Add the fact that GoDaddy.com’s domain registration fees are lower than many in Commission Junction and you WILL see more conversions – and that means more money in your pocket!

Start earning money with GoDaddy.com. Join Now!

Trademarks
We do not allow any search engine bidding on trademark and brand terms. All misspellings and variations are also restricted. The use of GoDaddy.com in the display URL of search listings is prohibited.

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Batch Process Transactions: No
Get Links
By Type By Promotion
Product
All(Except Products)
Banner
Advanced Link
Text Link
Content Link
SmartLink
Advertiser SmartZone
Flash Link
Lead Form
All
Coupons
Sweepstakes
Hot Product
Sale/Discount
Free Shipping
Seasonal Link

Mail Settings
Receive Email

Note: This selection pertains only to this advertiser and to messages sent using Commission Junction Member Messaging technology.

Network Performance
Network Earnings (view trend)
3 month EPC $33.48 USD (view trend)
7 day EPC $26.62 USD (view trend)

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Program Terms: Go Daddy Comm 40/10 105 – 5/13
Status: Active
Start Date: 6-Jun-2013
Special Terms and Conditions
1. Action: M.GoDaddy.com – Repeat Customer

Action Online Purchase via mobile device; sale submitted by visitor who qualifies with GoDaddy as a repeat customer
Referral Period 45 day(s)
Number of Occurrences 1 time(s)
Commission 10.00%
$27.50 USD on Item List: 4.13 12 month hosting
$0.00 USD on Item List: Round Up Donations
$0.00 USD on Item List: Sunrise/Landrush domain registrations
$0.00 USD on Item List: Gift Cards
Locking Period – Standard Actions lock on the 10th of the month, unless extended.
2. Action: M.GoDaddy.com – New Customer

Action Online Purchase via mobile device; sale submitted by visitor who qualifies with GoDaddy as a new customer
Referral Period 45 day(s)
Number of Occurrences 1 time(s)
Commission 40.00%
$105.00 USD on Item List: 4.13 12 month hosting
$0.00 USD on Item List: Round Up Donations
$0.00 USD on Item List: Sunrise/Landrush domain registrations
$0.00 USD on Item List: Gift Cards
Locking Period – Standard Actions lock on the 10th of the month, unless extended.
3. Action: GoDaddy.com – Repeat Customer

Action Online Purchase; sale submitted by visitor who qualifies with GoDaddy as a repeat customer
Referral Period 45 day(s)
Number of Occurrences 1 time(s)
Commission 10.00%
$27.50 USD on Item List: 4.13 12 month hosting
$0.00 USD on Item List: Round Up Donations
$0.00 USD on Item List: Sunrise/Landrush domain registrations
$0.00 USD on Item List: Gift Cards
Locking Period – Standard Actions lock on the 10th of the month, unless extended.
4. Action: GoDaddy.com – New Customer

Action Online Purchase; sale submitted by visitor who qualifies with GoDaddy as a new customer
Referral Period 45 day(s)
Number of Occurrences 1 time(s)
Commission 40.00%
$105.00 USD on Item List: 4.13 12 month hosting
$0.00 USD on Item List: Round Up Donations
$0.00 USD on Item List: Sunrise/Landrush domain registrations
$0.00 USD on Item List: Gift Cards
Locking Period – Standard Actions lock on the 10th of the month, unless extended.
Policies:
Name Content
Search Campaigns – Protected SEM Bidding Keywords
Keywords that publishers are prohibited from bidding on for search marketing campaigns. All trademark and brand terms of “Go Daddy”. All misspellings and varations are also restricted. Examples of which are: go daddy, godaddy, godaddy.com, “traffic blazer”, “website tonight”, “online file folder”, “fax thru email”, “news-blazer”, “quick shopping cart”, “c-Site” To avoid TM violations and legal issues, no advertisements or keyword bidding on any TM terms
Search Campaigns – Non-compete SEM Bidding Keywords
Keywords on which publishers are prohibited from outranking the advertiser in their search marketing campaigns. domain(s), domain name(s), domain name registration(s), domain registration, domain name register, register a domain, cheap domain(s), cheap registration(s)
Search Campaigns – Prohibited SEM Ad Copy Content
Terms that publishers are prohibited from using in the ad copy of their search marketing campaigns. Affiliates may not use www.GoDaddy.com in their display URL.
Web Site – Prohibited Web Site Domain Keywords
Keywords that publishers are prohibited from using in the top-level domain of their Web site Affiliates may not use godaddy.com or other Go Daddy trademarked terms in their URL.
Web Site – Prohibited Web Site URL Keywords
Keywords that publishers are prohibited from using in any part of the URLs of their Web site All trademark and brand terms of “Go Daddy”. All misspellings and varations are also restricted. Examples of which are: go daddy, godaddy, godaddy.com, , “websitebuilder”, “online file folder”, “fax thru email”, “news-blazer”, “quick shopping cart”, “c-Site” To avoid TM violations and legal issues, no advertisements or keyword bidding on any TM terms
Web Site – Unacceptable Web Sites
Types of Web site content that will not be accepted into the affiliated program Your web site shall not in any way copy or resemble the look and feel of Go Daddy’s web site, and You shall not create the impression that Your site is a part of Go Daddy’s network of sites. You shall not use Go Daddy’s trademarks, or any variation or misspellings thereof, in Your URL, company name, business name or site name. You shall not frame or permit the framing of any page of Go Daddy’s network.
Web Site – Use of Logos and Trademarks in Web sites
Usage guidelines as they relate to the use of advertiser’s trademarks and/or logos in ad copy and Web site content You will not alter or revise Go Daddy’s creatives, content or links without prior approval. This includes all all GoDaddy.com logos.
Non-Commissionable Items
Products or services that will not qualify for publisher commissions (gift cards, gift wrapping) Aftermarket Products, Gift Cards, Sunrise/Landrush domain registrations and Round up for Charity donations.

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15 comments

  1. Sukhjinder

    My question and advice to you is, why promote godaddy hosting, when you can make killing promoting Hostgator affiliate program. They pay you close to 50 per lead. I have friends who are doing great with hostgator affiliate hosting program.

  2. Randall Cooper

    Hmm, It seemed like I didn’t get paid much while I was with CJ. Only 50 cents or maybe a few dollars. But, I am not an affiliate type person so that could be the problem.

  3. sukhjinder

    well, if you have not tried and generating leads for godaddy hosting, trust me, you will be more than happy if you try hostgator, they will give free domain with hosting account.

    good luck

  4. Marco

    Shane. You have to compare 0,00 USD part in those. Before there were these:

    $0,00 USD on Item List: Domain Name Aftermarket – Expired & Value Priced
    $0,00 USD on Item List: Domain Name Aftermarket – Escrow & Transaction Assurance
    $0,00 USD on Item List: Domain Name Aftermarket – Premium

    Now these are missing and that means these items are now commissioned with 10%/40%. I can confirm that it is working correct on CJ now!


    1. Post author
      ShaneCultra

      Marco,

      Thanks. When did you see the commissions from auctions start reappearing? And by the way, great work, I’d love to work with you on something.

  5. Mike

    I don’t get it. So its a 45 day cookie until I make one purchase. Here is a real-life example that happens daily: I click on one of your daily list items, I am taken to the Godaddy auction. I decide not to bid but rather hand-reg a domain for $8.49 with a coupon code. How much commission would Shane make here?

  6. Michael

    @Mike – It is my understanding that if he uses the Godaddy direct affiliate link, in your scenario he would make nothing since the link only works for that particular auction. If he uses the CJ link he would make 10% since you are an existing customer.

    What the terms say on CJ doesn’t really matter, Godaddy would still have to make sure their software is reporting auction sales to CJ. Which it sounds like they aren’t, intentionally or not.


    1. Post author
      ShaneCultra

      Mike,

      Michael is right…..as far as I know. Everyone says I’m wrong but by numbers say differently and it’s the same with other publishers. We all get much better returns with CJ but I see no signs of commissions from auctions.

  7. Mike

    Thanks Michael. That is shocking! Its almost hard to believe that in my senario Shane would make nothing through the direct GD affiliate program.

  8. Marco

    I accepted the new terms at June 1.

    btw. you can check it on CJ under Reports, Performance, Report Options, Product, GoDaddy. Just find TDNAM in the product list and check the sale/commission values.

  9. Michael

    I do see TDNAM Expired Domain Purchase in my CJ reports when I followed Marco’s instructions, thanks Marco!

    I also see a lot of weird product names in my report for Godaddy like “Weather Station Pro 1611-IT” and “Mini Waterproof action camera” and “Minnesota Vikings Wood Finished Acrylic Football Display Case”. Wonder what the heck that is about…

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