Why I stopped using Escrow.com integration from DomainNameSales.com

Hello and Assalamo Alaikum,

I have been using Escrow.com integration from DomainNameSales.com for the past many sales but since few months I have stopped using it because I was not getting affiliate revenue and I used to think that my affiliate link was being used which wasn’t the actual case here. I checked with DNS team and they confirmed that I am not receiving any chunk of sale from Escrow and there was no way of changing to my needs.

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I went ahead and turned off the Escrow.com integeration feature from DNS settings. Unless there are changes made at DNS to add my affiliate link, I am not going to use this feature which is really nice but since I am not getting the commission for each sale, I would prefer to use it manually.

So now whenever any deal occurs, I normally provide my affiliate link to the buyer in order to create account at Escrow.com after which I initiate the transaction once the buyer informs about the email ID which he used to open his account.

I thank Escrow.com representative Keith Gettle for informing me that I wasn’t making anything for the past many domain sales due which I stopped using this integration.

I suggest DNS to make some changes so that people can modify their Escrow.com links according to their needs.

Has anyone faced the same issue in the past? Any better suggestions?

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Anticareer
5 years ago

So is DomainNameSales sending it through their affiliate link and making additional revenue off of our domain sales?

Francois
Francois
5 years ago

Hi, I am not sure you can get an escrow.com sale commission for your own transactions. In fact generally this goes against the spirit of affiliate programs who is to thanks a customer who bring new referrals or more business and is NOT a method to get a discount for your own transactions. This is why it’s ultra rare affiliate links can be use for self transactions on merchant sites. Imagine the following: There is a familiar merchant offering a lot of different products. But you never hear about one promoted on an affiliate site you are visiting. You like… Read more »

Francois
Francois
Reply to  AbdulBasit Makrani
5 years ago

As explained above, there is only one referral, if you get the escrow.com transaction’s commission then the affiliate will not get it, this means here eventually DNS.

Affiliate programs allowing the use of self affiliate links to generate a discount on his own purchases is not good for affiliates because this faciliate unethical use (explained above) and devalorize the program. Allowing this you do not motivate merchants to promote your affiliate program.

Francois
Francois
Reply to  AbdulBasit Makrani
5 years ago

You are a good person Abdul.

Ron
Ron
5 years ago

Why shouldn’t the buyer get a commission for bringing in a new buyer, I have brought hundreds of new buyers to escrow I wasn’t even aware they paid a commission.

Anticareer
5 years ago

Not sure it is fair relative to other programs. Sedo offers free in house escrow service when you sell through their platform. – DNS takes a cut of parking revenue, fair. – DNS takes the standard brokerage fee for buy it now or brokered domains, fair. – DNS sends you to an escrow service where you have to pay an additional fee, fair. – If they get a commission for sending transaction to Escrow.com, not really fair (relative to Sedo). They should give you back that fee to help offset the Escrow.com fee you need to pay. Honestly the buy… Read more »

Krishna
Krishna
5 years ago

Abdul Basit,

your Symphony.com is giving tremors to established “Bloomberg” in financial markets.

At that time, I thought you got good price. But, now feeling opposite after seeing the companies behind it.

BT
BT
5 years ago

Do I just drink too much coffee or does the Abdul Basit blog logo look like Nespresso

Jeffrey M. Gabriel
5 years ago

Abdul, Thank you for another great article, and thank you for your continued support/business. We use the affiliate revenue to help offset the additional expenses we incur by allowing users like yourself to benefit from our service. More importantly we use the API to insure your account inventory remains up to date. We have had many situations where sellers do not remove sold domains from their accounts and the Escrow.com API does just that. Nothing hurts our image more than offering domains for sale that are not available. As for the BIN service, each lead is assigned to a Broker… Read more »

Will
5 years ago

Thanks for the valuable information. I did read over the comments as well and understand both sides. Having the power to make that affiliate income definitely is awesome when you consistently sell domain names.

Abdul how often do you have to refer someone to escrow.com? I am just curious as to how many people have not even heard of escrow.com before.

-Will

Dhana
5 years ago

We make all sales by escrow and most of our buyers are new to escrow.
So we get affiliate revenue for most of our sales like Abdul. We had no issues for Escrow affiliate

Joe
Joe
5 years ago

Hi, my fellow friends, I need your advices. Please comment if it is right for Mr. Francois to change the fee rules of Ecop.com before my premium membership expires. Many thanks. Joe Here are the emails between Mr. Francois and me. ECOP.com info@ecop.com via cybertonic.com 6/18/13 Reply to me Hi, Yes for one or two months we had this incentive but this not attracted a lot of new customers plus… So now it’s free for anyone for sales under $500. It’s not possible to pursue this incentive as the code as been removed to handle this. But if you are… Read more »

Joe
Joe
5 years ago

Is Mr. Francois right or wrong?

When you come to a hotel with a regular price of $10/day, and a discount price of $365/year, and you pay the discount price of $365/year. And two months later, the manger come to you and say, ”We will now cancel the discount price, you need to move out, if you are not satisfied, I will refund the $365 you paid, but you need to pay me $600 for you have lived here for the past 60 days”.

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