Once you have bought a domain name from Namecheap, you are also qualified as a Namecheap affiliate. Becoming a Namecheap affiliate is easy and absolutely free. All you have to do is enable affiliates in your Namecheap account.
- Login to your Namecheap account.
- Go to Profile- Tools section
- Click Manage in the Affiliate program section.
- Click the OFF toggle and proceed from there.
You will be provided with a unique affiliate ID and an affiliate link to Namecheap home page. To refer users to specific pages you just need to add the affiliate id as a query string on the page link.
To refer users to the SSL certificates page, you need to link http://www.namecheap.com/learn/other-services/ssl-certificates.asp?aff=1 where aff=1 is your affiliate id.
Affiliate link is cookie based, so please have your clients to make sure cookies are enabled in their browsers before they follow the link; also cookies may not be disabled or cleared before a purchase is made from the affiliate account. This also means that they should use the same browser to sign up for an affiliate account and to make a purchase. If any of these conditions is not met, commission will not be credited.
FAQs About Namecheap Affiliate Program
How much commission do they offer?
They offer a flat 15% commission on any first sales you generate. That is, when a person you have referred buys at NameCheap, you get a flat 15% commission on the first product the person buys.
What are the payment options for affiliates?
Commissions are held for 30 days. You can then transfer your earned commission to your Namecheap account funds to buy products from their site. Alternatively, when your commission amount reaches a certain limit, you can make a withdraw by transferring the amount to your PayPal account.
The minimal payout amount for PayPal withdrawals is $100.
How can you keep track of your earned commissions?
They provide an activity report that shows the amount of commissions you have earned to date. To take a look at your commission report, please click here.
What happens if your referred individual returns the product?
In the event that your referred person gets a refund for the order or if the order was canceled for any reason, or if it was a fraudulent order, your commission amount for that particular transaction will be removed.
How can you find out about special offers and promotions for affiliates?
Will you get a commission for a direct referral that did not include your affiliate id?
Unfortunately no. They cannot track a referral that does not include the affiliate id.
Will you still get a commission if your referred individual comes back later to make a first purchase at Namecheap?
You will get a commission if your referred individual revisits the site within 15 days and to make the first purchase.
Can you refer your site visitors directly to a particular product page at Namecheap?
Yes, you can. To do this, just make a note of the product page’s URL at Namecheap.com and add to it your affiliate id as a query string.
To refer users to the SSL certificates page, your referral URL should look like http://www.namecheap.com/learn/other-services/ssl-certificates.asp?aff=1 (where aff=1 is your affiliate id).
Please mind that if you wish to redirect your site visitors to a product with preconfigured purchase parameters (like number of years, product sub-type etc.), the question mark ? should not be put before aff=1. Below you can find the example for purchase of the Shared Professional hosting plan for 1 year:
http://www.namecheap.com/cart/configuration/hosting/domainselection.aspx?product=shared-professional&producttype=hosting&action=purchase&duration=1&durationtype=year&aff=1(where aff=1 is your affiliate id).
Final Thoughts on Namecheap
I use Namecheap for my domain purchases because in my opinion it is the best domain registrar. Besides being a great domain registrar, Namecheap offers much more in hosting services.
One other thing I really like about Namecheap is they do not hit you with upsells like most other hosting companies do. They do not fill your inbox with excessive offers and play games with renewal prices.
They offer a newsletter and a blog and live tech support. If you are an affiliate you need to keep an eye on your affiliate dashboard as they do not send you reports that you have money there.
If you want to buy a domain name from Namecheap, sign up thru this link: https://www.namecheap.com
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