GoDaddy Just Lost An Asset

Last Update: March 28, 2019

I just received a notification via Commission Junction that my application to join GoDaddy's affiliate program was not approved.

They did not disclose the reason why, but CJ has assured me that it is only GoDaddy that rejected me, and not them.

Okay, fine. They don't like me? I don't like them either!

The only thing that I am thankful for with this incident is, I got reminded CJ exists. I was a part of the network many years ago, but due to busy-ness with other opportunities, I lost my connection with them.

You may like CJ, one of the best affiliate networks out there.

Okay, back to GoDaddy topic...

Why would someone try promote something inferior to WA's services?

I have this goal with my website to help fellow Filipinos who are not yet ready to join WA create a money-website on a shoestring budget. As we all know, Starter Membership is not available in the Philippines.

In my mind, I'll help them get started with affordable services first (like Hostgator + GoDaddy), and then later guide them to WA (transfer site to WA) as an upgrade option for them once money starts coming in.

And with the plan to help them get started with a shoestring budget, I was thinking of recommending GoDaddy for their domain. Unfortunately, this G seems like not needing me. (They don't need sales?)

Sometimes, I wonder... from where these affiliate programs are getting their guts to turn down affiliate applications?

What they're actually turning down are "potential assets" of the company!

It's their loss... not mine.

I just reminded today that if I need a cheap alternative to WA Domains, there's still another one... I am still associated with Namecheap's in-house affiliate program!

So, it's GoDaddy's loss, not me, or not mine. (Tonque out)

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Still wondering,

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marmar463 Premium
It is GoDaddy's lost no worries you have Namecheap or you can find another affiliate program so there are always other programs out there.

Mary
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lynnsam61 Premium
Glad I didn't waste time with GoDaddy. I've been happy with Namecheap.
As you said, it's their loss!
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BobMargroff Premium
Well, there are plenty of others out there. I haven’t checked yet but I wonder if Wix has an affiliate program. They are relatively inexpensive.

Poor GoDaddy...their loss!
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GauravGaur Premium
Feeling pity for Godaddy.
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Christene9 Premium
I use to promote GoDaddy before they moved the affiliate program to CJ. Payments was always on time with good commisions. Under "program terms" in CJ, you can view the requirements for promoting a program. Some cases you are not even allowed to use specific keywords on your websites and a site can be disaproved if one grammer error is picked up.

Exsample, you are not allowed a post title "GoDaddy Review" or something similar. The word GoDaddy also cannot appear in your url. CJ is my last resort when I look for affiliate programs, the terms on some of the programs is just too much and you have to monitize the entire site just to get approved for one program. Below is a screen shot of some of the terms of promoting (list is too long to capture all)
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GomMagtibay Premium
Thank you for providing us screenshot of their terms. Helps a lot.
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wendyg53 Premium
I do not like Go Daddy for all kinds of reasons, it's all about upsells for them rather than good service

I like Namecheap. I've had domains with them for years. I was going to try their hosting service, but then I joined WA and didn't need hosting.

I suspect Namecheap is very at hosting and could use the extra boost from affiliates. Serves GoDaddy right if they lose all their business to competitors.
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Nkaujzeb Premium
Hey, coach, I was thinking the same as you a blessing in disguise. It's fine their lost.
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hagstf Premium
You are probably better off anyway, you don't need Godaddy.

I hosted a domain name at Namecheap for a couple of years and never had a problem.

Their support was excellent as well.
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GomMagtibay Premium
Maybe a "blessing in disguise" that I was not accepted to promote the services of GoDaddy.

Thanks for the encouraging comment, Forrest. :)
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hagstf Premium
You're welcome Gomer, always got your back my friend :)
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davehayes Premium
I agree Namecheap are pretty awesome for a lot of things, with excellent customer service
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davehayes Premium
Nice Post Gomer thanks for sharing
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GomMagtibay Premium
Part of my "getting back on track" posts. :)
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davehayes Premium
Godaddy are pretty Poor in my eyes and very inferior
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RoseAnn1234 Premium
You can't work out some companies logic sometimes.
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GomMagtibay Premium
If they are the only company offering a domain name service, then we can justify their decision for turning down an affiliate marketer. But the competition has gone up now, there are many other companies offering the same service and they too have their own affiliate programs! So, I wonder why they still stick to their old principle of turning an affiliate's application down. But anyway, it's their prerogative and we respect that.
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