Quick Video to Show You How To Point Your Domain Name to Another Site (Your Affiliate Link, etc)…
Here’s a really quick video to show you how to point your custom domain name at your affiliate link (or whatever site you’d like to point it to). It’s an important skill to have… and a very simple one to learn.
Why do you need to know how to point your domain name?
Let’s say you’re part of an affiliate program (for example, the Empower Network). Within that affiliate program, you will be given a unique link that, when someone clicks on it, will take people to your affiliate page.
Often times, the link will look something like this: http://exampleaffiliateprogram.com/jwhdjkehjhcjkchkchjkjchkhkjhfjdhj?id=12121212
You get the picture. 🙂
Well, now let’s say that you wanted to be able to easily send people to that site, but you could never remember your long obnoxious link. Or maybe you want to put it on your business card, but 1) it won’t fit, 2) you know people aren’t going to sit down and type in that long link, and 3) you want it to be something that’s easy for people to remember, something catchy and sexy.
Here’s what to do…
Create a New Domain Name and Point it At Your Affiliate Link
1) Go to GoDaddy and register a domain name. Just find a name that you like and see if it’s available (if someone has already registered that name, it won’t be available). I recommend using something ending in .com (not .net, .biz, etc) if possible. The reason for this is that if someone already owns thenameyouwant.com and you register thenameyouwant.net, there’s always a pretty good chance that people will go to the .com site by accident just because it’s second nature for people to go to .com first. And, when they do, you may lose that person to that other site and they may never come back to check out your .net site.
So, what I recommend is that if the name that you’re wanting is not available with a .com suffix, pick another name that does have a .com suffix available.
2) Once you find a name that you like and it’s available, register it. And, here’s a tip. Domain names are typically in the ballpark of $12/year to register. If you use GoDaddy, you can often find a promo code to use when you checkout that will provide a discount for you. Just go to Google and search for Godaddy promo codes and you should be able to find a good one. It will help you save a few bucks on your domain.
3) Point your domain name to your affiliate link or whatever site you’d like to point it to.
This video will walk you through exactly how to do it:
That’s it! You are now a domain name forwarding pro!
Leave your questions and comments about how to point/forward your domain name to your affiliate link (or another site) below…
To your success,
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Very nice step by step video, Amy! One question occurred to me…what if people don’t use “go daddy?”
Thanks, Janice. If someone’s using a different registrar it may look a little bit different but the general steps are the same. I know most folks use GoDaddy, and for those that don’t I’m hopeful that this video will give them enough info to be able to apply this to their current registrar. 🙂 xo