Quite a few people have been asking me how to mask an affiliate link and the process is quite simple.
The reason why you mask an affiliate link is to make them easier to remember as most affiliate links are long and difficult to remember. The other advantage is sometimes people think this is the link to the course or software so people will refer other people to a certain course or software using your affiliate link which has been masked with a domain name not realising it is your affiliate link and you make a commission.
I personally use NameCheap.com as they offer the best service for domain names and offer a 1 year free who’s guard which masks all of your information and stops people from spamming you.
Here is a step by step guide
If you don’t have an account you will need to register if you do just sign in.
Search to see if the domain name is available
Once you found a domain name which is available buy it. I recommend buying a dot com (.com) as this give you more authority.
Click on Domain List on the left side of the page
Click on Manage Domain name
Click on Advanced DNS
Change these specifically
- Type – Change both to URL Redirect Record
- Value – Your affiliate link
- Change the next tabs to Masked
- Click on the Green tick
Now your finished! For everything to work properly will take a few hours. Check the link in 24 hours just to be safe. You now have a domain name which you can send people which is easy to remember.
To get your own domain name click here —> NameCheap.com
Disclaimer: The above links are affiliate links, if you buy through one of them I will gain a small commission but this will not cost you any extra.
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