How to add a link to another site in footer.

I need to add a link in the footer that says Site Designed by www.designer.com after the copyright notice. When I had the link in the footer it went to mydomain.com/www.designer.com. How do I add a link after the copyright notice? Here is the current code for the footer:
<?php echo ( get_theme_mod('wpre_footer_text') == '' ) ? ('&copy; '.date_i18n(__('Y','wp-real-estate')).' '.get_bloginfo('name').__('. All Rights Reserved. ','wp-real-estate')) : esc_html( get_theme_mod('wpre_footer_text') ); ?>

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gr8gonzoConsultantCommented:
That usually means that you tried to link to "www.designer.com" without the "http://" or "https://" in front of the actual link. The final HTML should look something like this:

<a href="https://www.designer.com">www.designer.com</a>

That way, it will LINK to https://www.designer.com but the link text will just say www.designer.com

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Mitzie MathisAuthor Commented:
Thanks so much!
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