Thread: Pretty Low Dotster! - and Thanks CJ
October 15th, 2004, 01:17 PM
One of our CJ links promotes Dotster domain
Renew your domain for just $8.95!
Link Status Active
Link ID/Name 3181654 / Registrar Transfer 6
Link Type/Size Text Link
Description Renew For $8.95
Destination View Destination Page
Advertiser allows URL redirects for this link.
Advertiser allows image redirects for this link.
3 Month EPC N/A
7 Day EPC N/A
Advertiser Dotster Domain Registration
Category Web Services > Domain Registrations
Someone renewed 3 domains - it didn't track - I contacted AM. She responded:
It looks like the reason the domains did not receive commissions is because they are renewals. At this time, Dotster does not pay commissions on domain renewals.
I hope that clears up the problem. Please let me know if I can help with anything else.
I contacted the AM with the obvious:
Why the hec are you giving us links to something you don't pay us on - and WHERE the hec is this even stated?
Can you tell me where it says some links don't count for commissions?
All I found at CJ was (All Sales):
ActionCriteria Online Purchase.
Action Referral Period 90 day(s)
Action Referral Occurrences Unlimited
So I contacted AAQ. They responded today:
Paying for new domains only is pretty much a industry standard. The link you mentioned is completely misleading and I contacted the Advertiser and the link takes you to their domain transfer portion of their website and they do pay a commission on that. I made it clear that the link was misleading and they were going to update it with better wording. Unfortunately, they do not pay on renewals of domains.
Well that's great. I won! Dotster will update their wording on a text link so as not to DEFRAUD affiliates.
What about the commission????
If I use a link they provide and there's nothing anywhere that says I don't get a commission from it - shouldn't I get the money???
October 15th, 2004, 01:40 PM
This is just one of the reasons why the wildwestdomains program is so great. Each year i get renewals and new customers. So every year the business grows and grows. And I don't do a damn thing...
October 15th, 2004, 01:55 PM
I don't like hijacking threads, but that's interesting Chet, I've seen some ppl complaining that they don't make anything with WW.... so you think it's worth the money?
October 15th, 2004, 02:06 PM
At least it was your 3000th post that you used to hijack!!!
I obviously am removing Dotster. Number 412 on my list of reason I do Affiliate Marketing
is that the merchant actually PAYS me for my sales!!
Make me a sub-affiliate of wildwest... 1/2 of something is better the Dotster's all of nothing!
October 28th, 2004, 02:34 PM
A week after I emailed Dotster and complained to CJ, asking where the hec does it say we don't get paid for renewals, I finally get a response:
I apologize for not getting back to you sooner on this.
The link you referred to below actually directs the user to our transfer
page, where a customer can get a free renewal with an $8.95 transfer to
Dotster (transfers are commissioned). I understand that the text of the ad
may have been misleading and it has been changed to refer to transfers
Regarding commissions, it is basically an industry standard to commission
all sales minus renewals. On the sign up page for our affiliate program, it
mentions that all sales are commissioned except for renewals. I will also
ask CJ if that fact can be added to the information you found at CJ.
I hope this answers your questions. Thanks again for being a Dotster
If anyone noticed, she basically copy and pasted CJ's AAQ response verbatim.
I ask for the url so I can see in writing where it says we send them customers, and they offer things we don't get commissions on. Again, all it says in CJ to get a commission is "Online Purchase" (no exclusions)
"On the sign up page for our affiliate program, it mentions that all sales are commissioned except for renewals."
Where is this URL?
All we found is we get paid on "ActionCriteria Online Purchase."
She responds with a url:
This URL can be found on our affiliate information page on www.dotster.com.
By clicking on the Sign Up Now button, you come to this page:
101 which refers to the information in question.
It's zillions of gobbilty gook words, NONE of which sate there are things we don't get paid on. It seems she doesn't even read the things she supplies as the so-called answer:
Here's the whole text - where is it?
Commission Junction Publisher Service Agreement
This Publisher Service Agreement (hereinafter the "Agreement") is made by and agreed to between Commission Junction, Inc. ("CJ"), and you ("You"). As an application service provider, CJ facilitates "Performance Marketing Programs" through provision of services ("Network Service") via the Internet. A "Performance Marketing Program" (or "Program") is where a person, entity, affiliate or its agent operating one or more "Web site(s)" (domain or portion of a domain within the Internet and/or subscription email list(s) ("Publisher") may earn financial compensation ("Payouts") for "Transactions" (actions by Visitors as defined by the Advertiser ) made from such Publisher's Web site or subscription emails through a click made by a "Visitor" (any person or entity that is not the Publisher or the Publisher's agent) through an Internet connection ("Link") to a Web site or Web site content operated by another person or entity ("Advertiser"). The Advertiser compensates the Publisher, in accordance with this Agreement and the Program Payout specifications.
1 Relationship. As a Publisher, You agree not to:
(a) mislead others;
(b) operate or utilize a Web site or email Link(s) to Web sites that contain or promote, any of these types of content: libelous, defamatory, obscene, abusive, violent, bigoted, hate-oriented, illegal, cracking, hacking or warez, or the offer of any illegal good or service, or Link(s) to a Web site(s) that does so; and/or
(c) engage in spamming, indiscriminate advertising or unsolicited commercial email.
CJ may deem Your promotional activities inappropriate and a material breach of this Agreement based upon the foregoing, and/or on reasonable Internet business standards as they may evolve. If You are in breach of this Section 1, CJ shall provide You with notice and the opportunity to cure (in accordance with Section 6.2 below), except that no opportunity to cure shall be provided if You are in breach of Section 1(b) . Any suspected fraudulent, abusive or otherwise illegal content or activity by You on Your Web site or in Your subscription emails, or that is perpetrated through use of the Network Service, is grounds for immediate termination of this Agreement or deactivation of "Your Account" (a memo account kept by CJ on Your behalf), without prior notice by CJ and may include referral to the appropriate law enforcement agencies (as CJ deems appropriate). CJ may not review all content on Your Web site or in Your subscription emails. You shall remain solely responsible for Your Web site and subscription email content. CJ is, under no circumstances, responsible for the practices of any Advertiser or Publisher or such Advertiser or Publisher's Web site(s) and/or the content that an Advertiser makes available through the Network Service and/or the content of Publishers' subscription emails.
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You shall not cause any Transactions to be made that are not in good faith, including, but not limited to, using any device, program, robot, Iframes, hidden frames, redirects or clicking on Links that You place to the Advertiser. You shall not establish or cause to be established any promotion that provides any rewards, points or compensation for Transactions, or that allows third parties ("Sub-Publishers") to place an Advertiser's Links on its Web site or in its emails, unless You receive the Advertiser's prior written permission, upon notification to and verification by CJ. You shall be responsible for ensuring that each Sub-Publisher meets CJ's eligibility requirements (as established from time to time), is bound by and complies with Publisher duties (and where stated Sub-Publisher duties) as specified in this Agreement, and for payment of Payouts due to Sub-Publisher that shall accrue in Your Account. You shall indemnify CJ for all acts of Your Sub-Publishers without limitation.
The details of an Advertiser's Program and any Campaigns shall be available through the Network Service. An Advertiser may prohibit You from receiving compensation for a Payout attributable to Transactions made directly by You or on Your behalf by Your agent by Linking to Advertiser from Your Web site or in Your subscription email. An Advertiser may permit You to serve the Advertiser's ad content and/or modify the Advertiser's Links (including but not limited to the images contained therein). For "Lead" Campaigns, the Advertiser is compensating a Publisher when a Visitor has completed an action that is defined by the Advertiser, such as completing a form or other mechanism to identify potential customers. The Advertiser shall publish on the Network Service Lead Campaign parameters, including details regarding any disqualifying Leads or Lead form content (such as multiple Lead submissions), and the components included within an individual sale Transaction that result in a Payout. Notwithstanding the preceding, no details of an Advertiser's Program may conflict with terms and conditions contained in this Agreement. CJ shall not be obligated to enforce or honor any such conflicting terms and conditions. Breach of this Section 2.2 is cause for immediate termination from an Advertiser's Program or Campaign and/or termination of this Agreement.
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(a) operation of an illegal business through such Web site and/or subscription email list;
(b) engaging in any illegal activity of any type, including but not limited to displaying illegal content on Your Web Site and/or in Your subscription emails or offering any illegal good or service through Your Web Site and/or subscription emails;
(c) operation of a Web site or email Link to Web sites that contain or promote, any of the following content: libelous, defamatory, obscene, abusive, violent, bigoted, hate-oriented, illegal, cracking, hacking or warez, or Link to a Web site(s) that does so;
(d) engaging in indiscriminate or unsolicited commercial advertising emails;
(e) placing Links to Your Web site in newsgroups, message boards, unsolicited email and other types of spam, banner networks, counters, chatrooms, guestbooks, IRC channels or through similar Internet resources;
(f) causing or enabling any Transactions to be made that are not in good faith, including, but not limited to, by means of any device, program, robot, Iframes, hidden frames, and redirects;
(g) establishing or causing to be established any promotion that provides any rewards, points or compensation for Transactions, or that allows third parties to place Links to the Advertiser's Web site or Web site content, without such Advertiser's prior written permission;
(h) breach of the licensing provisions of this Agreement;
(i) breach of any other intellectual property right provision of this Agreement or other of common law intellectual property rights of Advertiser; and/or
(j) diluting, blurring or tarnishing the value of Advertiser's trademarks, tradenames, and/or service marks.
CJ may terminate You/Your Sub-Publisher from an Advertiser's Program or Campaign in CJ's sole discretion.
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9.2 Authority and Compliance with Laws. Each party represents and warrants to the other party as to itself that the person executing this Agreement is authorized to do so on such party's behalf. Each party is responsible for compliance with the applicable local laws in the jurisdiction from which it operates and represents and warrants such compliance. Each party represents and warrants that the party shall have all appropriate authority and rights to grant the licenses hereunder, and that to the party's knowledge the licenses, and in the case of CJ, the technology that CJ utilizes for the Network Service, do(es) not infringe a third party's (or the other party's) intellectual property rights.
9.3 Limitation of Liabilities. WITH THE EXCEPTION OF A PARTY'S INDEMNIFICATION OBLIGATIONS, ANY LIABILITY OF A PARTY UNDER THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE TOTAL OF YOUR PAYOUTS PAID AND PAYABLE TO YOU BY CJ AND INTEREST PAID AND PAYABLE BY YOU TO CJ DURING THE TERM OF THIS AGREEMENT. WITH THE EXCEPTION OF A PARTY'S INDEMNIFICATION OBLIGATIONS, NEITHER PARTY SHALL BE LIABLE TO THE OTHER PARTY, OR ANY THIRD PARTY (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO A CLAIM BY ANOTHER PUBLISHER OR AN ADVERTISER OF THE NETWORK SERVICE), FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOST PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF PROGRAMS OR OTHER DATA, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR CLAIM.
9.4 Disclaimer of Warranties. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, BOTH PARTIES DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, (A) MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, (B) THAT THERE ARE NO VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, (C) THAT A PARTY'S SECURITY METHODS EMPLOYED WILL BE SUFFICIENT, (D) REGARDING CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, OR RELIABILITY, OR (D) AGAINST INTERFERENCE WITH ENJOYMENT OF A PARTY'S "INFORMATION" (WEB SITE). ALL 'INFORMATION' AND 'COMPUTER PROGRAMS' PROVIDED IN THE COURSE OF THIS AGREEMENT ARE PROVIDED WITH ALL FAULTS, AND THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO SATISFACTORY QUALITY, PERFORMANCE, ACCURACY, AND EFFORT IS WITH THE USER.
9.5 Benefit of the Bargain. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION 9 ARE AN ESSENTIAL ELEMENT OF THE BENEFIT OF THE BARGAIN REFLECTED IN THIS AGREEMENT.
10.1 CJ's Indemnification Obligations. CJ shall defend, indemnify and hold Publisher harmless against all claims, suits, demands, damages, liabilities, losses, penalties interest, settlements and judgments costs and expenses (including attorneys fees) incurred, claimed or sustained by third parties, including but not limited to Advertisers, for CJ's breach of Section 9.2 ("Claims"). Should any Claim give rise to a duty of indemnification under the provisions of this Agreement, then Publisher shall promptly notify CJ, and Publisher shall be entitled, at its own expense, and upon reasonable notice to CJ, to participate in, control the defense, compromise and to defend of such Claim. Participation nor control in the defense shall not waive or reduce any of CJ's obligations to indemnify or hold Publisher harmless.
10.2 Publisher's Indemnification Obligations. Publisher shall defend, indemnify and hold CJ and Advertisers harmless against all claims, suits, demands, damages, liabilities, losses, penalties interest, settlements and judgments costs and expenses (including attorneys fees) incurred, claimed or sustained by third parties, including but not limited to Advertisers, directly or indirectly as a result of (a) Publisher's breach of or non-compliance with this Agreement, (b) Publisher's violation of any law, or an alleged violation of law by CJ, that is a direct or indirect result of Publisher's use of the Network Service (other than due to CJ's knowing and intentional violation), (c)Publisher's use of the Network Service, (d) Publisher's participation in any Program, (e) any content, goods or services offered, sold or otherwise made available by Publisher to any person, (f) Publisher's acts or omissions in using, displaying or distributing any internet links obtained from the Network Service or elsewhere, including but not limited to Publisher's use of internet links via email distribution, (g) any claim that CJ is obligated to pay tax obligations in connection with payment made to Publisher pursuant to this Agreement and/or any Advertiser's Program, (h) any violation or alleged violation by Publisher of any rights of another, including breach of a person's or entity's intellectual property rights, (i) Publisher's use of any content ("Claim(s)"). Should any Claim give rise to a duty of indemnification under this Section 10.2, the party seeking indemnification shall promptly notify Publisher, and the party to be indemnified shall be entitled, at its own expense, and upon reasonable notice to Publisher, to participate in the defense of such Claim. Participation in the defense shall not waive or reduce any of Publisher's obligations to indemnify or hold the party to be indemnified harmless. Publisher shall not settle any Claim without the party to be indemnified's prior written consent. Publisher shall indemnify CJ for any reasonable attorneys' fees or other costs incurred by CJ in investigating or enforcing its rights under this Agreement. In the context of this Section 10.2 only, the term "CJ" shall include officers, directors, employees, corporate affiliates, subsidiaries, agents, and subcontractors.
11.1 Headings and References. Headings of Sections are for the convenience of reference only. Words indicated in quotes and capitalized signify an abbreviation or defined term for indicated words or terms, including those definitions contained in the opening paragraph. The content in other Web sites specifically referenced in this Agreement, such as URLs, is incorporated by this reference as though fully stated in this Agreement.
11.2 Relationships of Parties/Third Party Rights. The relationships of the parties to this Agreement shall be solely that of independent contractors, and nothing contained in this Agreement shall be construed otherwise. Nothing in this Agreement or in the business or dealings between the parties shall be construed to make them joint venturers or partners with each other. Neither party shall do anything to suggest to third parties that the relationship between the parties is anything other than that of independent contractor. Certain provisions of this Agreement are intended to benefit each Advertiser that has approved You for membership in its Program, and reciprocally, You are intended to benefit under each such Advertiser's Advertiser Service Agreement. You agree that Your rights under the Advertiser's Advertiser Service Agreement do not exceed the Advertiser's duties, as Your rights are limited by any defenses, claims and rights the Advertiser may have. You agree that Your consent is not necessary to modify any Advertiser Agreement.
11.3 Dispute Resolution. The parties will attempt in good faith to resolve through negotiation any dispute, claim, or controversy arising out of or relating to this Agreement or breach, termination, enforcement, interpretation or validity thereof, including the determination of the scope or applicability of this Section 11.3 ("Dispute"). If the Dispute is not resolved through verbal and written communications, the matter will be submitted to JAMS, or its successor, for arbitration. Any Dispute submitted to arbitration shall be determined by arbitration in Santa Barbara, California, USA before a sole arbitrator, in accordance with the laws of the State of California for agreements made in and to be performed in that State. The language of the arbitration shall be English. The arbitration shall be administered by JAMS pursuant to its Comprehensive Arbitration Rules and Procedures. Except with respect to a party's indemnification obligations, the arbitrator will have no authority to award punitive damages or any other damages not measured by the prevailing party's actual damages, and may not, in any event, make any ruling, finding or award that does not conform to the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Judgment on the arbitration award ("Award") may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. The arbitrator shall, in the Award, allocate all of the costs of the arbitration, including the fees of the arbitrator and the reasonable attorneys' fees of the party that primarily prevails, against the party who that did not primarily prevail.
11.4 Choice of Law/Attorneys' Fees. This Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of California (USA), except for its conflict of law provisions. Each party may apply to the state courts in Santa Barbara, California, USA, and, to the extent that federal courts have exclusive jurisdiction, in Los Angeles, California, for injunctive relief until such time as the Award is rendered or the Dispute is otherwise resolved, and the parties agree that those courts and JAMS arbitration (in accordance with Section 11.3) shall be the exclusive fora for any such actions related to this Agreement. You consent to such venue and jurisdiction. The application of the United Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods is expressly excluded. A party that primarily prevails in an action brought under this Agreement is entitled to recover from the other party its reasonable attorneys fees and costs. CJ controls and operates its Web site from its offices in the U.S.A. and access or use where illegal is prohibited.
11.5 Force Majeure. Neither party shall be liable by reason of any failure or delay in the performance of its obligations hereunder for any cause beyond the reasonable control of such party, including but not limited to electrical outages, failure of Internet service providers, riots, insurrection, war (or similar), fires, flood, earthquakes, explosions, and other acts of God.
11.6 Severability/Waiver. If any provision of this Agreement is held by any court of competent jurisdiction to be illegal, null or void or against public policy, the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect. The parties shall in good faith attempt to modify any invalidated provision to carry out the stated intentions in this Agreement. The waiver of any breach of any provision under this Agreement by any party shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach, nor shall any waiver constitute a continuing waiver.
11.7 Assignment and Acknowledgement. Neither party may assign this Agreement without the prior express written permission of the other party. Notwithstanding the foregoing, consent of the other party shall not be required for assignment or transfer made by (a) operation of law, or (b) to an entity that acquires substantially all of the party's stock, assets or business; notice of assignment or transfer is required. Your use of the Network Service is irrefutable acknowledgement by You that You have read, understood and agreed to each and every term and provision of this Agreement. CJ may establish from time to time rules and regulations regarding use of the Network Service as published on the Network Service and incorporated herein.
IF YOU ARE AN INDIVIDUAL, YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU WERE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE ON THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS AGREEMENT.
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