After more than 3 years of attracting customers with sexy girls & hot offers, GoDaddy has finally decided to close its Direct Affiliate Program. However, you can still use GoDaddy’s third-party affiliate program. If you do not have an account in one of those programs, you can use one of these three: CJ Affiliate, ShareASale & Affiliate Window.
GoDaddy will continue to record all the direct referrals and issue commission through the April of this year. Final commission payments to all the customers will be issued on approximately July 15, 2014. You’ll get all money that you earned even if you haven’t reached the payment threshold for your preferred payment method. Don’t forget to replace all your old affiliate links with the new ones.
Here’s what they sent to all its customers:
Dear Hardeep Asrani,
After months of compiling data, projecting development timelines and deciding how to best serve our Affiliates’ needs, we have decided to close the GoDaddy Direct Affiliate Program.
I want to thank you for your participation and I hope you join one of our programs in CJ Affiliate (formerly Commission Junction), ShareASale or Affiliate Window.
The benefits of joining one of our external partner programs include:
• Access to Direct Deposit for our international publishers
• Faster payment
• Improved reporting
• A GoDaddy Affiliate team dedicated to helping our publishers grow
If you already have an account in CJ Affiliate, ShareASale or Affiliate Window, simply search for the GoDaddy program and apply. Please include “GoDaddy Direct Publisher” in the special program description of your application.
If you do not have an account in one of those programs, sign up at one of the links below:
We will continue to record GoDaddy Direct referrals and issue commission through April 2014. As of May 1, 2014, we will no longer record referrals. Any GoDaddy Direct Ads you placed will stop earning commission on that date. The sooner you switch, the less chance of any disruption in your commission.
Final commission payments for the program will be issued on approximately July 15, 2014. We will issue payments even if you haven’t reached the payment threshold for your preferred payment method.
The Affiliate Manager will be available through August 30, 2014 if you need to access any information or make changes to your payee account.
As always, if you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Affiliate Marketing Manager