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08|21|2008 10:36 am EDT shuts down for an undetermined period

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Up to the Minute has shut down for an undetermined time due to technical problems after the site went down twice during the auction for “”.

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 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 relisting…
  • Wednesday August 20, 2008 1pm 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]

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August 21, 2008 @ 11:29 am EDT

The domain was and not “”


Frank Michlick

August 21, 2008 @ 11:30 am EDT

Thanks Jamie, I meant to fix that before posting but forgot.


August 21, 2008 @ 11:32 am EDT

Frank – it was

Frank Michlick

August 21, 2008 @ 11:34 am EDT

Thanks Kellie.


August 21, 2008 @ 4:33 pm EDT

Looking forward to it coming back, Was a nice little system they had there.

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