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    Noticed a very strange phenomena with some CJ links today.

    Instead of just redirecting to a merchant's site, links are directing through an additional domain before being redirected to the merchant's site. For instance, sometimes a link that is coded as "abcdef.com" (ie; one of CJ's new funky domains) goes through "hijklm.com" (another funky domain) before reaching the merchant's site, or sometimes will go through www.commission-junction.com first.

    Click on a link and hit the escape key before it redirects and you'll see what I mean.

    WTF is up with that?

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    Part 2 of the CJ 'funky domain" change. Part 2 requires some implementation on the Merchant's end and they are being phased in. It's been happening ever since the affs started getting the new domains for their links (although there were just a handful of Merchants at the time). The change has been implemented by the Merchants where you see the multiple strange domains during all the redirects on CJ's end.

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    Some links (same merchant) do not redirect like this at all.

    Same link sometimes does not redirect like this.

    One does not have to be paranoid to wonder if something else may be "redirected" as well.

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    I was wondering. Will the sale tracking get lost if the merchant makes a mistake on their end?

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    The gauntlet of redirects do not occur on the merchant's server.

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