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05|04|2010 04:03 pm EDT

Bido.com Shutting Down Effective Tomorrow

by Frank Michlick in Categories: News

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According to a twitter message by Bido.com the auction website is shutting down effective tomorrow, May 5th, 2010.

Bido is ceasing operation as of May 5, 2010. All transactions and accounts will be gracefully finalized and closed.

The company was originally founded in 2008 and then purchased dnZoom. Co-Founder Ron Jackson of DNJournal left the company shortly before the launch . Just earlier this year Sahar Sarid had announced that the company was moving to the Bay area.

04|01|2009 11:31 am EDT

Bido charity auction starts shortly

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Up to the Minute

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The Bido animal rescue auction for an animal shelter in Arizona will be starting in 30 minutes. All proceeds of the list of domain names and other items sold in the auction will go directly to the shelter, but you can also donate directly.

03|26|2009 12:01 am EDT

Mixed Domain News: Mar 23-29, 2009 featuring Frank Schilling, Bido.com, Bulk Development, Auction Results

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Headlines

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03|17|2009 11:12 am EDT

Bido.com Introduces Reserve Auctions

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Up to the Minute

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According to a newsletter sent to its members today, Bido has started accepting auction submissions with a reserve. The person listing the domains for sale pays a fee of 3% of the reserve price, in order to continue to encourage low reserves. If the domain name does sell, the 3% fee is credited towards the 8% comission on the sale.

02|18|2009 07:36 pm EDT

Bido Set to Re-Launch on February 19

by Chad Kettner in Categories: Domain Auction

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Bido.com, the social auction platform that grew in popularity for selling one domain per day at a starting bid of only $1 (with no reserve), is set to re-launch tomorrow, February 19, after it was temporarily taken down due to technical problems.

Bido was founded on the principal that the domain name industry needs change in order to succeed and is prepared to contribute to this change by revolutionizing the way auctions are conducted online. By building its auction system around a social platform, Bido has created a community where domain experts can build their brand, market their name, gain exposure, and receive recognition in the industry.

Furthermore, by offering only one domain each day Bido is able to benefit both buyers and sellers in unique ways. Buyers are benefited by not having to sort through thousands of domains each day to find one of value and being able to purchase a domain without worrying about reserve price. Sellers, on the other hand, are able to have their domain name featured exclusively on a large platform and have Bido market their domain for them – providing a detailed description of the domain and contacting partners, domainers, and end users who might be interested.

The auction system has been massively improved with the “push technology” that allows Bido to push all of the bidding prices, bidding history, high bidder status, and other information to the user without requiring the user to refresh the web page – allowing all the auction details to update in real time without requiring any action from the user. As for domain auctions, this technology is completely unique.

Here is a short list of the upcoming auctions:

For more information, visit Bido.com. And don’t forget to check in daily to see what valuable domain names are available.

08|21|2008 10:36 am EDT

Bido.com shuts down for an undetermined period

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Up to the Minute

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Bido.com has shut down for an undetermined time due to technical problems after the site went down twice during the auction for “FixedLoans.com”.

Sahar Sarid wrote on his blog:

We gave it another shot today but still had major tech issues. We believe the right thing to do now is to spend time figuring out the issues and come back when we are ready. It may be few days, weeks, months, none of us really knows.

[Update] Bido also sent an email outlining the timeline of what the events:

  • Tuesday August 19, 2008 1pm Fixedloans.com auction starts…
  • Tuesday August 19, 2008 Shortly after 2pm Bido web servers crash…
  • Wednesday August 20, 2008 10am, Bido is live and ready (so we think) for Fixedloans.com relisting…
  • Wednesday August 20, 2008 1pm Fixedloans.com auction starts…
  • Wednesday August 20, 2008 1:52pm Traffic from auction slows services and makes site unavailable for most users; Bido team stops auction and pulls website offline.

[via DNJournal, Conceptualist]

07|18|2008 09:52 am EDT

All five TRAFFIC auction providers revealed

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Domain Auction

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According to some insider sources the two remaining auction providers for the Targeted T.R.A.F.F.I.C. auction in New York are is Bido.com and Sedo. The full list of the live auction providers is:

  1. Moniker
  2. Aftermarket.com / DomainTools
  3. Rick Latona
  4. Bido.com
  5. Sedo

[Update:] Sedo will not be organizing a live auction at the TRAFFIC conference.

07|16|2008 02:53 pm EDT

DebtNews.com sells for $10,628.00 on Bido.com

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Up to the Minute

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Bido.com just experienced their highest Domain Sale to date with DebtNews.com selling for $10,628.00 with 60 bids.

07|03|2008 05:47 pm EDT

Bido Says ‘Bye’ To Guaranteed Auction Sales Price

by Chad Kettner in Categories: Up to the Minute

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After a couple weeks of domain name auctions, Bido – the company that auctions 1 name per day – has decided to no longer offer a guaranteed sales price to sellers.

Looking at domain submissions we learned that if you state that you are willing to give a guarantee if certain guidelines followed, domain owners will submit anything and everything for your consideration,” said Bido cofounder Sahar Sarid on his blog, “mostly outside the boundaries stated.

From now on, all Bido domain auctions will start at $1 and have no reserve price.

[via Domain Name Wire]

06|30|2008 04:29 pm EDT

Bido.com Domain Sales in June

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Domain Sales

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So how did Bido.com do with their one auction a day concept after their June 18th launch? The sales data follows after the break. (more…)