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Learn more.'; $helpTexts["accelerateDomainWithoutReserve"] = 'Placing a bid of $ will immediately send to a shortened 24-hours auction. The auction will start with your bid and will last exactly one day. The high bid at the end of the auction wins the domain. Bid now to win the name!'; $helpTexts["accelerateDomainWithReserve"] = 'This option allows you to add a Reserve amount. After you add the reserve amount, you will be prompted to pay the listing fee.'; $helpTexts["BidoPrice"] = 'BidoPrice is the absolute minimum amount the seller will accept for the sale of an item in auction. Learn more.'; $helpTexts["Revenue"] = 'The number that is displayed in this column, if a number is available, is the monthly revenue that the seller claims the item currently brings in. The amount of revenue may change if you do something different with the item for sale than the seller has done. The amount you may earn with the item may increase or decrease, based on your use, different optimization techniques, your choice of monetization methods, advertising partners, as well as any development efforts, increase or decrease in seasonal traffic, etc. For those reasons, please use this information as a guide and for informational purposes only. Bido has not validated nor reviewed the revenue being claimed and is making no representation as to accuracy of this data. If you have a question about any item, or need further clarification, please review the item's listing and contact the seller.'; $helpTexts["AuthorizationRequiredToBid"] = 'In order to bid on domains you must validate your Bido account, by a micro payment ($0.1) via PayPal or Credit Card, your choice, which will be credited to your account. After the verification you will be able to place your bid on any domain. We do not store your credit card details.'; $helpTexts["NEGOTIATION_OFFER_FOR_SELLER"] = 'You may use this option to make an offer to purchase . The seller will either accept your offer, counter offer, or immediately start an auction that will run for 4 days, with your offer as a starting bid. You will be notified when they respond. If an agreement is reached, you\'ll be instructed to make your payment. Bido will assist with the transaction and transfer.'; $helpTexts["sellerAccelerateDomain"] = stripslashes('You may skip the voting process by accelerating the domain to auction. Simply purchase a Bido Credit and you\'ll immediately be able to setup your auction. For more info, click here.'); $helpTexts["InterestGaugeImage"] = 'This is a gauge of the interest on this item for auction.
\"Bidding\" is an indicator of the volume of bids on the item.
\"Watching\" is an indicator of how many people added this item to their watchlist (coming soon).
\"Voters\" is an indicator of how many people voted for the item. The fewer the amount of voters, the greater the interest (because voters placed more votes). To learn more about voting, please visit Vote For Profits.
\"Speed\" is an indicator of how quickly this item passed through the voting process.
\"Views\" indicates how many people viewed the item by visiting its dedicated page or expanding its listing in the tab to read more about it.'; if (isset($user) && ($user->id) && (!$user->credit_card_approved)) { $returnPath = "Auction%3Fname%3Dunlock.info"; $paypalHost = 'www.paypal.com'; $paypalEmail = 'paypal@bido.com'; $authHelpText = 'This is a one-time verification before the first time you bid or vote on Bido.
We do not store your PayPal or credit card details. After you win any auction,
you will initiate payment with any card of your choice, or any of our
other methods of payment such as PayPal, or wire. This
authorization step is not the card that will be charged if you win.
You will choose your payment method after you win.'; include_once "templates/payments/window/authorization.php"; } if (isset($user) && ($user->id)) { $totalPoints = $user->getTotalVotePoints(); $votingPower = $user->getVotingPowerLevel(); } else { $totalPoints = 0; $votingPower = 0; } $featureVotingPower = 1; $bidoPriceAmountPerVote = 100; $maxVotePointsPerVoting = 20; $votePointsPerLevel = ((isset($user) && $user->id) ? $user->getVotingPointsPerVote() : 10); ?> array ( 'title' => 'Chat', 'type' => 'chat', 'contents' => 'Behind this welcome screen is the Bido Chatroom.

Please read the welcome message located after you log into the chatroom for more rules and guidelines for using the chatroom.

For more information about how to use Bido, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

Click "Continue" to enter the chatroom, then click to log in.
 
You may return to this welcome screen at any time by clicking the icon. ', ), 'Live Auctions' => array ( 'title' => 'Live Auctions', 'type' => 'live', 'contents' => 'Welcome to the "Live Auctions" tab! 

This is the tab where all the started auctions appear. 

Here you may place a bid on any domain that is on auction. Once the auction ends and the BidoPrice is met, the high bidder wins the domain.

All live auctions are 4 days in length (bearing extensions). Auctions based on votes do not end on Saturdays, Sundays or official holidays. Auctions that were accelerated by sellers may end also over the weekend. Auctions run in 3 daily auction slots, as well as within Auction Events, as described on the Auction Schedule page.  

Once the BidoPrice is met, all bids placed on live auctions are proxy bids that follow scales. This means, in case of outbid, Bido will place additional bids on your behalf up to your maximum bid.

When a bid is placed within the last 5 minutes of the auction, the auction will be automatically extended so it ends 5 minutes after the last bid that was placed.

Under some conditions, an auction might be extended to a second round. In such a case, bids that were placed in the previous round are optional for the bidder. This means that if later on the seller chooses to accept a bid that was placed in a previous round the bidder is given an option, either to purchase or to pass the winning.

Feel lucky? If the BidoPrice has not been met, the seller may choose to accept the highest Bid.

When an auction ends with a winner, the auction automatically moves from this tab to the "Recent Sales" tab.
Click "Continue" to view the items in this tab.

', ), 'Recent Sales' => array ( 'title' => 'Recent Sales', 'type' => 'past', 'contents' => 'Welcome to the "Recent Sales" tab.

This is the tab where all of the recent sales via public auctions appear.

After an auction ends, the auction automatically moves here from the "Live Auctions" tab.
 
In addition, if an item on auction, is purchased using the Buy-It-Now option, it will appear here as well.
 
Items purchased by private negotiations(Make-Offer), or by Buy-It-Now while not on public auction, do not appear in this tab (sale is kept confidential).
 
You may use the filtering toolbar on the top to filter and sort the items that were recently sold on Bido.
 
For more information about how to use Bido, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.
Click "Continue" to view the items in this tab. 
 
', ), 'Send to Auction, Vote' => array ( 'title' => 'Send to Auction, Vote', 'type' => 'submitted', 'contents' => 'Welcome to the "Send to Auction, Vote" tab!

This is the tab where all recently submitted domains appear. 


Here, you may place a bid on a domain, to immediately send it to a quick auction, that will last for just one day (24-hours).

Also, some domains include a Buy-Now price for immediate purchase, which lets you skip auction and get the domain right away.

You may also make a private offer to the seller on purchasing the domain, or just suggest the seller a lower BidoPrice.


Here, You may also vote for domains to go to auction and earn money via Bido\'s Vote For Profits program.

You may search for domains over the filter bar, according to name, TLD, category, number of votes, etc.


Hot Domains
are most active domains, these are the domains that get voted most quickly.

To learn more about the process of how items make it from submission through to auction, or to submit your own domains please click here.


For more information about how to use Bido, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.
Click "Continue" to view the domains in this tab.

', ), 'Upcoming Auctions' => array ( 'title' => 'Upcoming Auctions', 'type' => 'upcoming', 'contents' => 'Welcome to the "Upcoming Auctions" tab!

This is the tab where all the upcoming auctions appear.

While an auction is in the Upcoming Auctions tab, you may place a Pre-Bid on any domain at any time. 

By placing a Pre-Bid, the auction will be added to your "My Auctions" list  (http://Bido.com/MyAuctions) and will be watched by you: 

Bido will send you a notification once the auction starts, as well as in a case of an outbid, so to make sure you do not miss the auction.

Additionally, Pre-Bids placed on upcoming auctions are entitled to 2% cash back if they win.


Pre-Bids are absolute bids (not proxy bids), and may be placed at any amount of your choice, from $38 and up, independent of other bids.
Once an auction starts, the high Pre-Bid will be the initial bid of the auction. So it might be advisable to place a high Pre-Bid - higher than $38:
Experience shows that a high initial bid may prevent others from joining the bidding, and thus may ensure your winning.

When an auction starts, it automatically moves from this tab to the "Live Auctions" tab. 
Click "Continue" to view the items in this tab.
', ), ); foreach ($welcomeScreens as &$i) { if (strpos($i["contents"], '{$calendar}')) { $calendar = BlockManager::fetch("TabCalendar", array( "type" => $i["type"], "year" => date("Y"), "month" => date("m"), )); $i["contents"] = str_replace('{$calendar}', $calendar, $i["contents"]); } } $welcomeScreensNames = array ( 'live' => 'Live Auctions', 'upcoming' => 'Upcoming Auctions', 'past' => 'Recent Sales', 'chat' => 'Chat', 'submitted' => 'Send to Auction, Vote', ); ?>
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                                                                                    [contents] => Behind this welcome screen is the Bido Chatroom. 

Please read the welcome message located after you log into the chatroom for more rules and guidelines for using the chatroom.

For more information about how to use Bido, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

Click "Continue" to enter the chatroom, then click to log in.
 
You may return to this welcome screen at any time by clicking the icon. ) [Live Auctions] => Array ( [title] => Live Auctions [type] => live [contents] => Welcome to the "Live Auctions" tab! 

This is the tab where all the started auctions appear. 

Here you may place a bid on any domain that is on auction. Once the auction ends and the BidoPrice is met, the high bidder wins the domain.

All live auctions are 4 days in length (bearing extensions). Auctions based on votes do not end on Saturdays, Sundays or official holidays. Auctions that were accelerated by sellers may end also over the weekend. Auctions run in 3 daily auction slots, as well as within Auction Events, as described on the Auction Schedule page.  

Once the BidoPrice is met, all bids placed on live auctions are proxy bids that follow scales. This means, in case of outbid, Bido will place additional bids on your behalf up to your maximum bid.

When a bid is placed within the last 5 minutes of the auction, the auction will be automatically extended so it ends 5 minutes after the last bid that was placed.

Under some conditions, an auction might be extended to a second round. In such a case, bids that were placed in the previous round are optional for the bidder. This means that if later on the seller chooses to accept a bid that was placed in a previous round the bidder is given an option, either to purchase or to pass the winning.

Feel lucky? If the BidoPrice has not been met, the seller may choose to accept the highest Bid.

When an auction ends with a winner, the auction automatically moves from this tab to the "Recent Sales" tab.
Click "Continue" to view the items in this tab.

) [Recent Sales] => Array ( [title] => Recent Sales [type] => past [contents] => Welcome to the "Recent Sales" tab.

This is the tab where all of the recent sales via public auctions appear.

After an auction ends, the auction automatically moves here from the "Live Auctions" tab.
 
In addition, if an item on auction, is purchased using the Buy-It-Now option, it will appear here as well.
 
Items purchased by private negotiations(Make-Offer), or by Buy-It-Now while not on public auction, do not appear in this tab (sale is kept confidential).
 
You may use the filtering toolbar on the top to filter and sort the items that were recently sold on Bido.
 
For more information about how to use Bido, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.
Click "Continue" to view the items in this tab. 
 
) [Send to Auction, Vote] => Array ( [title] => Send to Auction, Vote [type] => submitted [contents] => Welcome to the "Send to Auction, Vote" tab!

This is the tab where all recently submitted domains appear. 


Here, you may place a bid on a domain, to immediately send it to a quick auction, that will last for just one day (24-hours).

Also, some domains include a Buy-Now price for immediate purchase, which lets you skip auction and get the domain right away.

You may also make a private offer to the seller on purchasing the domain, or just suggest the seller a lower BidoPrice.


Here, You may also vote for domains to go to auction and earn money via Bido's Vote For Profits program.

You may search for domains over the filter bar, according to name, TLD, category, number of votes, etc.


Hot Domains
are most active domains, these are the domains that get voted most quickly.

To learn more about the process of how items make it from submission through to auction, or to submit your own domains please click here.


For more information about how to use Bido, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.
Click "Continue" to view the domains in this tab.

) [Upcoming Auctions] => Array ( [title] => Upcoming Auctions [type] => upcoming [contents] => Welcome to the "Upcoming Auctions" tab!

This is the tab where all the upcoming auctions appear.

While an auction is in the Upcoming Auctions tab, you may place a Pre-Bid on any domain at any time. 

By placing a Pre-Bid, the auction will be added to your "My Auctions" list  (http://Bido.com/MyAuctions) and will be watched by you: 

Bido will send you a notification once the auction starts, as well as in a case of an outbid, so to make sure you do not miss the auction.

Additionally, Pre-Bids placed on upcoming auctions are entitled to 2% cash back if they win.


Pre-Bids are absolute bids (not proxy bids), and may be placed at any amount of your choice, from $38 and up, independent of other bids.
Once an auction starts, the high Pre-Bid will be the initial bid of the auction. So it might be advisable to place a high Pre-Bid - higher than $38:
Experience shows that a high initial bid may prevent others from joining the bidding, and thus may ensure your winning.

When an auction starts, it automatically moves from this tab to the "Live Auctions" tab. 
Click "Continue" to view the items in this tab.
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Keyword, "unlock" is searched over 5 million+ each month just alone on google. 47 million search returns for "unlock"

Some potential end user usage of domain includes:
Unlock cell phones
remote unlock
sim unlock
unlock folder
unlock internet
Unlock Domain
Unlock your potential

Cell Phones and other mobile devices are increasing at an astonishing rate every year. Consumers are always looking to unlock their mobile
devices with search volume in the millions each month.

With unlock.info, the owner will have an unforgettable domain for this type of market and will also hold value as an investment.

Past sold examples:
unlock.it sold for around $20,000.

All other major domain extensions are taken, don't wait, get your bid in early for this magnificent premium .info.

This is a no reserve auction and bidding starts at $1. If your pre-bid is over $100 and it wins the auction, you will get a 2% cashback bonus. You may place your pre-bid now to instantly get in on the action.

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Some potential end user usage of domain includes:
Unlock cell phones
remote unlock
sim unlock
unlock folder
unlock internet
Unlock Domain
Unlock your potential

Cell Phones and other mobile devices are increasing at an astonishing rate every year. Consumers are always looking to unlock their mobile
devices with search volume in the millions each month.

With unlock.info, the owner will have an unforgettable domain for this type of market and will also hold value as an investment.

Past sold examples:
unlock.it sold for around $20,000.

All other major domain extensions are taken, don't wait, get your bid in early for this magnificent premium .info.

This is a no reserve auction and bidding starts at $1. If your pre-bid is over $100 and it wins the auction, you will get a 2% cashback bonus. You may place your pre-bid now to instantly get in on the action.

Good luck, and happy bidding! 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Please read the welcome message located after you log into the chatroom for more rules and guidelines for using the chatroom.

For more information about how to use Bido, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

Click "Continue" to enter the chatroom, then click to log in.
 
You may return to this welcome screen at any time by clicking the icon. ) [Live Auctions] => Array ( [title] => Live Auctions [type] => live [contents] => Welcome to the "Live Auctions" tab! 

This is the tab where all the started auctions appear. 

Here you may place a bid on any domain that is on auction. Once the auction ends and the BidoPrice is met, the high bidder wins the domain.

All live auctions are 4 days in length (bearing extensions). Auctions based on votes do not end on Saturdays, Sundays or official holidays. Auctions that were accelerated by sellers may end also over the weekend. Auctions run in 3 daily auction slots, as well as within Auction Events, as described on the Auction Schedule page.  

Once the BidoPrice is met, all bids placed on live auctions are proxy bids that follow scales. This means, in case of outbid, Bido will place additional bids on your behalf up to your maximum bid.

When a bid is placed within the last 5 minutes of the auction, the auction will be automatically extended so it ends 5 minutes after the last bid that was placed.

Under some conditions, an auction might be extended to a second round. In such a case, bids that were placed in the previous round are optional for the bidder. This means that if later on the seller chooses to accept a bid that was placed in a previous round the bidder is given an option, either to purchase or to pass the winning.

Feel lucky? If the BidoPrice has not been met, the seller may choose to accept the highest Bid.

When an auction ends with a winner, the auction automatically moves from this tab to the "Recent Sales" tab.
Click "Continue" to view the items in this tab.

) [Recent Sales] => Array ( [title] => Recent Sales [type] => past [contents] => Welcome to the "Recent Sales" tab.

This is the tab where all of the recent sales via public auctions appear.

After an auction ends, the auction automatically moves here from the "Live Auctions" tab.
 
In addition, if an item on auction, is purchased using the Buy-It-Now option, it will appear here as well.
 
Items purchased by private negotiations(Make-Offer), or by Buy-It-Now while not on public auction, do not appear in this tab (sale is kept confidential).
 
You may use the filtering toolbar on the top to filter and sort the items that were recently sold on Bido.
 
For more information about how to use Bido, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.
Click "Continue" to view the items in this tab. 
 
) [Send to Auction, Vote] => Array ( [title] => Send to Auction, Vote [type] => submitted [contents] => Welcome to the "Send to Auction, Vote" tab!

This is the tab where all recently submitted domains appear. 


Here, you may place a bid on a domain, to immediately send it to a quick auction, that will last for just one day (24-hours).

Also, some domains include a Buy-Now price for immediate purchase, which lets you skip auction and get the domain right away.

You may also make a private offer to the seller on purchasing the domain, or just suggest the seller a lower BidoPrice.


Here, You may also vote for domains to go to auction and earn money via Bido's Vote For Profits program.

You may search for domains over the filter bar, according to name, TLD, category, number of votes, etc.


Hot Domains
are most active domains, these are the domains that get voted most quickly.

To learn more about the process of how items make it from submission through to auction, or to submit your own domains please click here.


For more information about how to use Bido, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.
Click "Continue" to view the domains in this tab.

) [Upcoming Auctions] => Array ( [title] => Upcoming Auctions [type] => upcoming [contents] => Welcome to the "Upcoming Auctions" tab!

This is the tab where all the upcoming auctions appear.

While an auction is in the Upcoming Auctions tab, you may place a Pre-Bid on any domain at any time. 

By placing a Pre-Bid, the auction will be added to your "My Auctions" list  (http://Bido.com/MyAuctions) and will be watched by you: 

Bido will send you a notification once the auction starts, as well as in a case of an outbid, so to make sure you do not miss the auction.

Additionally, Pre-Bids placed on upcoming auctions are entitled to 2% cash back if they win.


Pre-Bids are absolute bids (not proxy bids), and may be placed at any amount of your choice, from $38 and up, independent of other bids.
Once an auction starts, the high Pre-Bid will be the initial bid of the auction. So it might be advisable to place a high Pre-Bid - higher than $38:
Experience shows that a high initial bid may prevent others from joining the bidding, and thus may ensure your winning.

When an auction starts, it automatically moves from this tab to the "Live Auctions" tab. 
Click "Continue" to view the items in this tab.
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Keyword, "unlock" is searched over 5 million+ each month just alone on google. 47 million search returns for "unlock"

Some potential end user usage of domain includes:
Unlock cell phones
remote unlock
sim unlock
unlock folder
unlock internet
Unlock Domain
Unlock your potential

Cell Phones and other mobile devices are increasing at an astonishing rate every year. Consumers are always looking to unlock their mobile
devices with search volume in the millions each month.

With unlock.info, the owner will have an unforgettable domain for this type of market and will also hold value as an investment.

Past sold examples:
unlock.it sold for around $20,000.

All other major domain extensions are taken, don't wait, get your bid in early for this magnificent premium .info.

This is a no reserve auction and bidding starts at $1. If your pre-bid is over $100 and it wins the auction, you will get a 2% cashback bonus. You may place your pre-bid now to instantly get in on the action.

Good luck, and happy bidding! 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Bido Chatroom.

Please read the welcome message located after you log into the chatroom for more rules and guidelines for using the chatroom.

For more information about how to use Bido, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

Click "Continue" to enter the chatroom, then click to log in.
 
You may return to this welcome screen at any time by clicking the icon. ) [Live Auctions] => Array ( [title] => Live Auctions [type] => live [contents] => Welcome to the "Live Auctions" tab! 

This is the tab where all the started auctions appear. 

Here you may place a bid on any domain that is on auction. Once the auction ends and the BidoPrice is met, the high bidder wins the domain.

All live auctions are 4 days in length (bearing extensions). Auctions based on votes do not end on Saturdays, Sundays or official holidays. Auctions that were accelerated by sellers may end also over the weekend. Auctions run in 3 daily auction slots, as well as within Auction Events, as described on the Auction Schedule page.  

Once the BidoPrice is met, all bids placed on live auctions are proxy bids that follow scales. This means, in case of outbid, Bido will place additional bids on your behalf up to your maximum bid.

When a bid is placed within the last 5 minutes of the auction, the auction will be automatically extended so it ends 5 minutes after the last bid that was placed.

Under some conditions, an auction might be extended to a second round. In such a case, bids that were placed in the previous round are optional for the bidder. This means that if later on the seller chooses to accept a bid that was placed in a previous round the bidder is given an option, either to purchase or to pass the winning.

Feel lucky? If the BidoPrice has not been met, the seller may choose to accept the highest Bid.

When an auction ends with a winner, the auction automatically moves from this tab to the "Recent Sales" tab.
Click "Continue" to view the items in this tab.

) [Recent Sales] => Array ( [title] => Recent Sales [type] => past [contents] => Welcome to the "Recent Sales" tab.

This is the tab where all of the recent sales via public auctions appear.

After an auction ends, the auction automatically moves here from the "Live Auctions" tab.
 
In addition, if an item on auction, is purchased using the Buy-It-Now option, it will appear here as well.
 
Items purchased by private negotiations(Make-Offer), or by Buy-It-Now while not on public auction, do not appear in this tab (sale is kept confidential).
 
You may use the filtering toolbar on the top to filter and sort the items that were recently sold on Bido.
 
For more information about how to use Bido, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.
Click "Continue" to view the items in this tab. 
 
) [Send to Auction, Vote] => Array ( [title] => Send to Auction, Vote [type] => submitted [contents] => Welcome to the "Send to Auction, Vote" tab!

This is the tab where all recently submitted domains appear. 


Here, you may place a bid on a domain, to immediately send it to a quick auction, that will last for just one day (24-hours).

Also, some domains include a Buy-Now price for immediate purchase, which lets you skip auction and get the domain right away.

You may also make a private offer to the seller on purchasing the domain, or just suggest the seller a lower BidoPrice.


Here, You may also vote for domains to go to auction and earn money via Bido's Vote For Profits program.

You may search for domains over the filter bar, according to name, TLD, category, number of votes, etc.


Hot Domains
are most active domains, these are the domains that get voted most quickly.

To learn more about the process of how items make it from submission through to auction, or to submit your own domains please click here.


For more information about how to use Bido, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.
Click "Continue" to view the domains in this tab.

) [Upcoming Auctions] => Array ( [title] => Upcoming Auctions [type] => upcoming [contents] => Welcome to the "Upcoming Auctions" tab!

This is the tab where all the upcoming auctions appear.

While an auction is in the Upcoming Auctions tab, you may place a Pre-Bid on any domain at any time. 

By placing a Pre-Bid, the auction will be added to your "My Auctions" list  (http://Bido.com/MyAuctions) and will be watched by you: 

Bido will send you a notification once the auction starts, as well as in a case of an outbid, so to make sure you do not miss the auction.

Additionally, Pre-Bids placed on upcoming auctions are entitled to 2% cash back if they win.


Pre-Bids are absolute bids (not proxy bids), and may be placed at any amount of your choice, from $38 and up, independent of other bids.
Once an auction starts, the high Pre-Bid will be the initial bid of the auction. So it might be advisable to place a high Pre-Bid - higher than $38:
Experience shows that a high initial bid may prevent others from joining the bidding, and thus may ensure your winning.

When an auction starts, it automatically moves from this tab to the "Live Auctions" tab. 
Click "Continue" to view the items in this tab.
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Keyword, "unlock" is searched over 5 million+ each month just alone on google. 47 million search returns for "unlock"

Some potential end user usage of domain includes:
Unlock cell phones
remote unlock
sim unlock
unlock folder
unlock internet
Unlock Domain
Unlock your potential

Cell Phones and other mobile devices are increasing at an astonishing rate every year. Consumers are always looking to unlock their mobile
devices with search volume in the millions each month.

With unlock.info, the owner will have an unforgettable domain for this type of market and will also hold value as an investment.

Past sold examples:
unlock.it sold for around $20,000.

All other major domain extensions are taken, don't wait, get your bid in early for this magnificent premium .info.

This is a no reserve auction and bidding starts at $1. If your pre-bid is over $100 and it wins the auction, you will get a 2% cashback bonus. You may place your pre-bid now to instantly get in on the action.

Good luck, and happy bidding! 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Please read the welcome message located after you log into the chatroom for more rules and guidelines for using the chatroom.

For more information about how to use Bido, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

Click "Continue" to enter the chatroom, then click to log in.
 
You may return to this welcome screen at any time by clicking the icon. ) [Live Auctions] => Array ( [title] => Live Auctions [type] => live [contents] => Welcome to the "Live Auctions" tab! 

This is the tab where all the started auctions appear. 

Here you may place a bid on any domain that is on auction. Once the auction ends and the BidoPrice is met, the high bidder wins the domain.

All live auctions are 4 days in length (bearing extensions). Auctions based on votes do not end on Saturdays, Sundays or official holidays. Auctions that were accelerated by sellers may end also over the weekend. Auctions run in 3 daily auction slots, as well as within Auction Events, as described on the Auction Schedule page.  

Once the BidoPrice is met, all bids placed on live auctions are proxy bids that follow scales. This means, in case of outbid, Bido will place additional bids on your behalf up to your maximum bid.

When a bid is placed within the last 5 minutes of the auction, the auction will be automatically extended so it ends 5 minutes after the last bid that was placed.

Under some conditions, an auction might be extended to a second round. In such a case, bids that were placed in the previous round are optional for the bidder. This means that if later on the seller chooses to accept a bid that was placed in a previous round the bidder is given an option, either to purchase or to pass the winning.

Feel lucky? If the BidoPrice has not been met, the seller may choose to accept the highest Bid.

When an auction ends with a winner, the auction automatically moves from this tab to the "Recent Sales" tab.
Click "Continue" to view the items in this tab.

) [Recent Sales] => Array ( [title] => Recent Sales [type] => past [contents] => Welcome to the "Recent Sales" tab.

This is the tab where all of the recent sales via public auctions appear.

After an auction ends, the auction automatically moves here from the "Live Auctions" tab.
 
In addition, if an item on auction, is purchased using the Buy-It-Now option, it will appear here as well.
 
Items purchased by private negotiations(Make-Offer), or by Buy-It-Now while not on public auction, do not appear in this tab (sale is kept confidential).
 
You may use the filtering toolbar on the top to filter and sort the items that were recently sold on Bido.
 
For more information about how to use Bido, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.
Click "Continue" to view the items in this tab. 
 
) [Send to Auction, Vote] => Array ( [title] => Send to Auction, Vote [type] => submitted [contents] => Welcome to the "Send to Auction, Vote" tab!

This is the tab where all recently submitted domains appear. 


Here, you may place a bid on a domain, to immediately send it to a quick auction, that will last for just one day (24-hours).

Also, some domains include a Buy-Now price for immediate purchase, which lets you skip auction and get the domain right away.

You may also make a private offer to the seller on purchasing the domain, or just suggest the seller a lower BidoPrice.


Here, You may also vote for domains to go to auction and earn money via Bido's Vote For Profits program.

You may search for domains over the filter bar, according to name, TLD, category, number of votes, etc.


Hot Domains
are most active domains, these are the domains that get voted most quickly.

To learn more about the process of how items make it from submission through to auction, or to submit your own domains please click here.


For more information about how to use Bido, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.
Click "Continue" to view the domains in this tab.

) [Upcoming Auctions] => Array ( [title] => Upcoming Auctions [type] => upcoming [contents] => Welcome to the "Upcoming Auctions" tab!

This is the tab where all the upcoming auctions appear.

While an auction is in the Upcoming Auctions tab, you may place a Pre-Bid on any domain at any time. 

By placing a Pre-Bid, the auction will be added to your "My Auctions" list  (http://Bido.com/MyAuctions) and will be watched by you: 

Bido will send you a notification once the auction starts, as well as in a case of an outbid, so to make sure you do not miss the auction.

Additionally, Pre-Bids placed on upcoming auctions are entitled to 2% cash back if they win.


Pre-Bids are absolute bids (not proxy bids), and may be placed at any amount of your choice, from $38 and up, independent of other bids.
Once an auction starts, the high Pre-Bid will be the initial bid of the auction. So it might be advisable to place a high Pre-Bid - higher than $38:
Experience shows that a high initial bid may prevent others from joining the bidding, and thus may ensure your winning.

When an auction starts, it automatically moves from this tab to the "Live Auctions" tab. 
Click "Continue" to view the items in this tab.
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Keyword, "unlock" is searched over 5 million+ each month just alone on google. 47 million search returns for "unlock"

Some potential end user usage of domain includes:
Unlock cell phones
remote unlock
sim unlock
unlock folder
unlock internet
Unlock Domain
Unlock your potential

Cell Phones and other mobile devices are increasing at an astonishing rate every year. Consumers are always looking to unlock their mobile
devices with search volume in the millions each month.

With unlock.info, the owner will have an unforgettable domain for this type of market and will also hold value as an investment.

Past sold examples:
unlock.it sold for around $20,000.

All other major domain extensions are taken, don't wait, get your bid in early for this magnificent premium .info.

This is a no reserve auction and bidding starts at $1. If your pre-bid is over $100 and it wins the auction, you will get a 2% cashback bonus. You may place your pre-bid now to instantly get in on the action.

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What's Bido:
 
      What we do at Bido -
At Bido we auction stuff people want.
Members vote for items to go to auction, and Bido auctions these items, based on the choice of the people. Since our first day of auctions in 2008, over 9,500 domain names voted up to auction by the community, were successfully sold.


 
      Bido's  Vision -  
Bido's vision is having a platform of value reaching far beyond purely business transactions, but to contribute to social aspects that will have impact on many other people who visit the website. We feel strongly that by cultivating a “desire for knowledge”, by exchanging ideas, and fostering advanced analytical and questioning skills in our youth, future generations will be better educated and more tolerant. We believe that this will create a fundamental shift in our cultural and political paradigms, culminating in a healthier, more peaceful, and ultimately a more sustainable global society/community.


 
      Getting involved -
We are an open community of people with various interests and skills. Anyone is welcome to join Bido. 

 
 
Watch how Bido has evolved:




To learn more about Bido, please visit:
House Rules
FAQ
Terms Of Service
Contact Us
Testimonials
support.bido.com  
 
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What's Bido:
 
      What we do at Bido -
At Bido we auction stuff people want.
Members vote for items to go to auction, and Bido auctions these items, based on the choice of the people. Since our first day of auctions in 2008, over 9,500 domain names that were voted up to auction by the community were successfully sold.


 
      Bido's  Vision -  
Bido's vision is having a platform of value reaching far beyond purely business transactions, but to contribute to social aspects that will have impact on many other people who visit the website. We feel strongly that by cultivating a “desire for knowledge”, by exchanging ideas, and fostering advanced analytical and questioning skills in our youth, future generations will be better educated and more tolerant. We believe that this will create a fundamental shift in our cultural and political paradigms, culminating in a healthier, more peaceful, and ultimately a more sustainable global society/community.


 
      Getting involved -
We are an open community of people with various interests and skills. Anyone is welcome to join Bido. 

 
 
Watch how Bido has evolved:




To learn more about Bido, please visit:
House Rules
FAQ
Terms Of Service
Contact Us
Testimonials
support.bido.com  
 
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Sales Affiliate
Simply promote domain sales and you will earn 2.5% of the sale price for each sale, where the winner was referred to the auction by your link.

In addition, for each new member who signs up on Bido over your link and places a bid, you will earn $0.50.

To link to any auction, this is the correct format:
http://www.bido.com/Auction?name=Example.com&a=0000
Just replace Example.com with the actual domain name, and 0000 with your affiliate code, and post to potential buyers.

You can find the full list of links to Bido auctions by downloading the CSV file in both auction tabs ("Live Auctions" and "Upcoming Auctions") on the Bido homepage. When you're logged-in, these links will already include your affiliate code in them, so there is no need to add anything - just post the links and start have your share in domain sales!

We've got many interactive banners, static banners, lightboxes, datafeeds, and other creative linking methods that are waiting for you to start utilizing right away!
Please contact us if you need anything else to help promote sales of domains.


Submissions Affiliate 
Submissions affiliates refer sellers to list their domains on Bido for sale.  
You'll get 2.5% of the sales commission, for each domain that was submitted on Bido, over your links and got sold.

The links for submission on Bido are -
For listing a specific domain

Multi-Tiered Structure 
Additionally, our affiliates program is multi-tiered: You will earn 20% of each commission generated by an affiliate that has signed-up to Bido over a link of yours!



Start having your share in domain sales today!
Get your affiliate code now.

For more info and support on the Bido Affiliate Program, please feel free to contact us.
affiliates[at]bido.com


Some example/ideas for generating Affiliate income:
- If you are a Web/Apps-developer, you could integrate auction feeds into your website/app, with affiliate links to auctions on Bido.
- If you own a Blog, you could add on your Blog a dynamic Banner with your affiliate code in it.
- If you have lots of followers on Twitter / Facebook, you could post about auctions on Bido with an affiliate link.
- If you know about somebody, who could be interested in purchasing any item, you could inform them with an affiliate link.



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Bido - You Auction, Your Event   We're committed to providing a satisfying experience of inventory that is In-Demand,
while providing domains from a variety of TLDs.

At Bido, our auctions run in 3 daily slots. Auction times are as follows:



Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Asia & Oceania ccTLDs Auctions:

9am-12am EDT   ( 15:00-18:00 CET , 7:30pm-10:30pm IST 
)


Generic gTLDs & sTLDs:
1pm-5pm EDT ( 19:00-23:00 CET , 11:30pm-3:30am IST , 10am-2pm PST)
Bido's Generic TLDs: .com, .net, .co, .biz, .org, .info, .ws, .me, .mobi, .name, .pro, .tv, .tel, etc.


Americas ccTLDs Auctions:
8pm-10pm EDT   02:00-04:00 CET , 6:30am-8:30am IST)


Bido also runs Auctions Events. Where an auction event is scheduled, all auction slots from 1pm-5pm EDT are typically reserved for the event.

All auctions are 4 days in length, bearing extensions.

Auctions scheduled based on votes, will not start on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, so that these auctions do not end on Saturdays and Sundays. 

Bido lets now sellers setup accelerated auctions on a self-serve basis, without any limitations, on any day and at any time of sellers' choice, so that auctions 
accelerated
 by sellers may end also over the weekend. 


We wish all Bido members happy bidding and good luck with sales!

Additionally, between 10-11 pm EDT, Bido auctions domains that are categorized in the adult category. These domains are shown only after a login and only when the "show adult auctions" in the profile's settings is set.


Auctions will not end during high holidays time, including: Christmas/New Year (Dec 24-Jan 7), Easter, Memorial Day (May 28).
This schedule is subject to changes. Some categorizations are for convenience. 

To check the current Bido time, please click here. To view live and upcoming auctions, please click here.

EDT: Eastern Daylight Time ( BidoTime )

PST: Pacific Standard Time
CET: Central European Time
IST: India Standard Time


To integrate the Bido Events calendar into your own calendar, you may use any of the following links:

     (Or simply add the Google Calendar ID: bido.events@gmail.com to your Google calendar)

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Bido gives every Bido member the opportunity to have a share in the sales proceeds.
Start today earning additional income by just copying and pasting one of the banner codes below to somewhere on your Websites and blogs, by posting customized links to auctions on twitter and facebook, or by letting prospect buyers of specific domains listed on Bido know about the auction (e.g. by sending them an email with a customized auction link or a banner code in it).

Auction Banner
To get a customized banner for a specific auction, you may add &name=Example.com  to the link in any of the banners below (Just replace Example.com with the name of your domain).
For example use this, for the  468 x 60 banner:
<iframe scrolling=no border=0 frameborder=0 width=468 height=60 src="http://www.bido.com/Banner?s=46860&name=Example.com&a=0000"></iframe>

Own Auctions Banner
To get a customized banner for all of your own auctions, you may add &p=NICKNAME  to the link in any of the banners below (Just replace NICKNAME with your own nick name on Bido), and the banner will display only your auctions.
For example use this, for the  768 x 90 banner:
<iframe scrolling=no border=0 frameborder=0 width=468 height=60 src="http://www.bido.com/Banner?s=46860&p=NICKNAME&a=0000"></iframe>


To generate affiliate earnings, you may customize the banner by replacing 0000 with your own affiliate code.
To get your affiliate code, please click here.

For more infos on how to earn money by promoting domains, please click here.

For this 768 x 90:

Use this:
<iframe scrolling=no border=0 frameborder=0 width=768 height=90 src="http://www.bido.com/Banner?s=72090&a=0000"></iframe>

For this 468 x 60:

Use this:
<iframe scrolling=no border=0 frameborder=0 width=468 height=60 src="http://www.bido.com/Banner?s=46860&a=0000"></iframe>

For this 300 x 250:

Use this:
<iframe scrolling=no border=0 frameborder=0 width=300 height=250 src="http://www.bido.com/Banner?s=300250&a=0000"></iframe>

For this 200 x 60:
 
Use this:
<iframe scrolling=no border=0 frameborder=0 width=200 height=60 src="http://www.bido.com/Banner?s=20060&a=0000"></iframe>

For this 120 x 60:
 
Use this:
<iframe scrolling=no border=0 frameborder=0 width=120 height=60 src="http://www.bido.com/Banner?s=12060&a=0000"></iframe>

For this 125 x 125:
 
Use this:
<iframe scrolling=no border=0 frameborder=0 width=125 height=125 src="http://www.bido.com/Banner?s=125125&a=0000"></iframe>

For this 120 x 240:
 
Use this:
<iframe scrolling=no border=0 frameborder=0 width=120 height=240 src="http://www.bido.com/Banner?s=120240&a=0000"></iframe>


Static Banners:
Promote Bido, and receive all types of affiliate commissions (bidding, submissions, new affiliates) where bidders, sellers or affiliates were referred to Bido over your links.

For this:
 
Use this:
<a href="http://www.bido.com?a=0000"><img src="http://www.bido.com/images/banners/banner_468x60.jpg"></a>

For this:
 
Use this:
<a href="http://www.bido.com?a=0000"><img src="http://www.bido.com/images/banners/lightbox-small-default.jpg"></a>

For this:
 
Use this:
<a href="http://www.bido.com?a=0000"><img src="http://www.bido.com/images/banners/lightbox-large-default.jpg"></a>
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Introducing BidoCredits

BidoCredits are used by Bido members to perform a number of operations within the website. BidoCredits function in lieu of money and are purchasable by members. A single BidoCredit costs $8.88 with discounted packets also available. BidoCredits do not expire. They remain in your account until you use them or exchange them.

BidoCredits Pricing

Credits Price
1 BidoCredit $8.88
10-pack of BidoCredits $58.88
50-pack of BidoCredits $222.22
100-pack of BidoCredits $333.33
Purchasing BidoCredits

You can buy BidoCredits using any major credit card, with your PayPal, Skrill or a Google-Checkout account. You may also pre-fund your Bido account by wire. (contact us for additional payment methods).

To place a purchase please go to the Bido Payments Page.



Uses for BidoCredits

Auction Acceleration

You may use BidoCredits to accelerate an item to auction and skip the voting process. Used BidoCredits are returned back to your account when:

- Your auction sells with a winner, or
- if you accept the high bid within 24 hours (if your BidoPrice was not met) when you used BidoCredit(s) to accelerate the item to auction.

Used BidoCredit(s) are returned back to your account at the same time Bido pays out your auction proceeds. If your auction does not sell, your credits are not returned.

Auction Acceleration
Vote For Profits

You may exchange 1 BidoCredit for 8,880 Voting Points. Voting Points are used to vote on submitted inventory as part of Bido’s Vote For Profits program. If an item of inventory you voted for, goes to auction and sells, you'll earn a percentage of the sales price, up to .77 percent. Participation in this program can result in hundreds of dollars in profits for you, just for voting on inventory you think will sell in auction.


Getting free BidoCredits:
Bido gives free BidoCredits for...
- Successful completion of sales.
- Parking your domains with Bido (0.01 BidoCredits per each $0.5 generated parking revenues).
- Design-for-Profits: Uploading images to listings of other members.
- Any improvement suggestion or feature request, submitted via Support.
- Any system issue / bug that found on the Bido Website and reported via Support.



 


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What is a "BidoPrice"?

Your BidoPrice is similar to what is commonly known as a "reserve price" in auctions. On Bido, it's the absolute minimum amount the seller will accept for the sale of the item in auction. In determining your BidoPrice, try to select an appealing figure low enough that bidders want to start bidding. Attracting early participants is crucial to your auction's success, because these are the people who start your ball rolling.

Their involvement attracts more bidders, and heat starts to build as the price climbs, maximizing the outcome for you, the seller. A successful auction has at least two bidders. An attractive BidoPrice encourages people to engage early, which generates bidding wars, upping the price tag of your actual sale.

BidoPrice
Bido's In-Demand Auctions - How They Work for You

On most auction sites, the ratio of items-that-sell to items-being-auctioned is a poor one for sellers: sometimes as abysmal as one sale per one-thousand listings. We don't want to waste your time in an auction that yields nothing, nor do we want to waste bidders' time combing through an endless list of auction inventory that's overpriced or not in demand.

For everyone's sake, we try to showcase only items that bidders perceive to have value, and the main element creating value is an engaging BidoPrice. Because of this policy, in 2009, Bido had the sale-to-auction ratio of one to three: one sale resulting from every three items auctioned.

Our secret is to be selective, to auction only items that bidders should find attractive. To determine which items have appeal, we employ the help of the Bido member community, which votes on submitted inventory based on its selling potential. If your item gets ten votes within 30 days of submission, it automatically goes to auction. The Bido community receives financial incentives to vote on well-priced, quality inventory via the Vote For Profits program.

How to Pick Your BidoPrice

An excessively high BidoPrice is the main reason items don't attract votes or bidders. Better to set your BidoPrice at an appealing figure from the start, attract votes immediately, get your item to auction fast, generate a bidding war, and walk out with a lucrative sale.

Sellers new to auctioning usually ask, "But how do I know what my BidoPrice should be?" The answer is simply: the least amount you would take in exchange for your item. Ask yourself what that lowest figure is, and make it your BidoPrice. The lower this number, the more attractive your BidoPrice, and the higher the likelihood of a bidding war resulting in a lucrative price for your actual sale.

There is no great science to determining your BidoPrice figure. It's simply the least amount of money you will accept to unload your inventory, while at the same time encourage the voters and bidders to become engaged and participate.

Other Bido Selling Options

If your item does not get enough votes, or if you don't want to wait for voting, you have the option of sending inventory to auction yourself through a process called Auction Acceleration.

Another option is to lower your BidoPrice, which automatically resets
the voting clock to 30 days (you get to retain any votes already accrued).

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A price request for one of your domains has been just received over email, and you would like a more professional, safe, and quick way to respond to? An offer on your domain has been made, and you would you like to immediately auction your domain to the highest bidder in a public auction, where the received offer would be the initial bid in the auction?


BidoQuotes now allows you to bring your buyer to Bido and maximize your sale!


The BidoQuote page has a description of what you are selling, your Buy-It-Now(BIN) price (price quote for immediate purchase) and/or your BidoPrice (reserve for bids), and optionally a timer.
When prospect buyers land on your BidoQuote page, they'll be able to either purchase your domain immediately (where the BIN option was used), or place a bid and send the domain to immediate public auction (where the BidoPrice option was used).


You may also use both the BidoPrice and the BIN options. This way, the buyer is given a choice: Either take a chance to be outbid in a public auction, or accept the BIN price you have set and close the sale right away. Enabling both a BidoPrice and a BIN price allows you a method to potentially sell the domain for more than you've anticipated. And it's a win-win for both parties: Buyers won't need to risk loosing the domain in auction and can obtain the domain immediately, and sellers get the price they wanted for the domain.


When creating a quote, you're also given the option to make the quote have an expiration time, if you so desire. The landing page will then have a count-down clock showing when the quote will expire, so that time is running on your quote. This is useful to provide incentive to the prospect to "act now", and allows you the seller a full control over the time in which your quote is valid. If you enable this feature, the quote will actually close at the time you specify.

It does not take more than 1-2 minutes to create a quote, and once you've created your BidoQuote, you'll be given a link to the BidoQuote page. You can then send this link directly to any prospect buyer, as offers on your domains are coming in.

BidoQuotes are free to create and manage. You may create as many BidoQuotes as you would like. For security, all items setup for quotes go through the normal self-serve ownership verification process. It typically takes just a minute, and the system will walk you through the steps when creating the quote.


After a successful sale, Bido will issue an invoice to the buyer, collect payment from the buyer, and you'll be given the familiar Bido transfer panel to communicate with the buyer to complete the transfer. Once the transfer is finalized, Bido will pay you your proceeds in a typical fashion. BidoQuotes provide absolute protection for both buyers and sellers alike (full escrow for the transaction), and we're here to help every step of the way. The sales commission is 2% of the sale amount where the BIN option has been used, and will only apply to successful sales. Additionally, all sales that are closed via BidoQuote (BIN) are kept private and confidential, and are not published on our sales archive.


Another use BidoQuote, is by forwarding your domain to the BidoQuotes page (via the link to it)  and so making it the landing page of your domain. This way the BidoQuote is simply a landing page for offers on your domain, where prospect buyers may either use the Buy-It-Now option to purchase the domain immediately, or/and bid according to the set reserve, which will send the domain to immediate public auction.


To get started now, please click here. If you have any questions about creating or managing your BidoQuotes, please contact us.

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If the FAQ doesn't address your question, please submit a ticket using this link:
         Click here to contact support

We also have several live support agents available during the prime auction time, Mo-Fr 1-5pm EDT:


If you have feedback about Bido that you would like to share with us, please visit this link:
         Click here to submit feedback

Telephone:
          1-800-611-Bido(2436)
(At the moment support is not offered over phone, for urgent matters please contact us over live support).

Around the web:
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Thank you for using Bido,
          The Bido Team
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Domain Parking - Featuring:

- Network of Parking Providers: By parking your domains with Bido, your domains will be utilizing a network parking and ad providers. Parking with Bido harnesses the cumulative power of various providers and ad resources together, with one target: Getting the most out of natural traffic to your domains.

- Optimization Logic: Experience shows that each domain is performing best with different templates and ad-serving techniques than other domains, and that the best strategy is to divert parking among various resources. Bido provides a meta optimization algorithm, that rotates the parking resources for your domain traffic across a network of providers. The algorithm then chooses for each domain: the provider, template and design that is performing best, particularly for each specific domain. Bido releases you from the need to try out different parking companies and compare performance. Bido does this automatically for you. It regularly splits traffic across parking and ad providers, measures performance, and optimizes the distribution of traffic.

- Freedom of Choice: The parking program is available irrespective of whether your domain is also listed for auction on Bido or not. You may use just the parking option without any selling option. Domain owners have a free choice on Bido: Just park domains, just list for sale by auction, or to combine the parking solutions with a listing for auction. Where the domain is also listed for sale, a "for-sale" link/banner will be added on the parked page.

Open for All. Parking with Bido is free and open for anyone to join. It is available for any domain names irrespective of the current traffic. You may add all domains at once in bulk. Any and every domain is welcome at Bido.

- Short payout cycle: The payout cycle is monthly, always on the 6th of every month, for the revenues generated in the previous month. Payouts sent via Paypal, Skrill, or wire. The minimum payout is $20.

- Getting started: Parking with Bido is simple: To get started simply add the domains over here: https://www.bido.com/Parking, and at your registrar point the Nameservers to NS1.BIDOPARKING.COM, NS2.BIDOPARKING.COM.

Park your domains with Bido and get maximum revenue for your domain's traffic.
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Bido Frequently Asked Questions


Buying on Bido


Q.

I would like to bid. What is the process to get started?

A.

In order to bid you will need to sign up for a free account. As soon as you register, you will be able to verify your account and place bids on live auctions as well as on upcoming auctions.


Q.

Are my credit card or PayPal details stored or held in any way on Bido?

A.

No. Your credit card or PayPal details are not stored on Bido. Each time you make a purchase, you must initiate your payment with your preferred payment method at that time. You are not billed automatically.


Q.

Once I win an auction, how long do I have to remit payment?

A.

Buyers on Bido must remit payment within 10 days of the sale. If you delay your payment longer than this amount of time, sellers are given the option to cancel the transaction with you, and you may be treated as a non-paying bidder as per our Terms Of Service. Your seller may be willing to work with you on a case-by-case basis to allow more time, if a reason is stated and agreed upon. Please contact support for more information or assistance if needed.


Q.

Once I win an auction, how do I pay?

A.

We do not store your payment information. You must initiate your payments manually and enter your payment information each time you win an auction. To pay - please log in and visit https://www.bido.com/Payments. Choose the purchased item from the dropdown, and select the means of payment. The available means of payment typically include: PayPal, Credit Card, MoneyBookers, and Wire. All payments are approved manually, and you will be sent a notice when your payment was approved. This process usually takes anywhere from a few minutes to one business day. Once your payment is processed and approved, the seller will be notified automatically by Bido to transfer your item to you. There is a control panel located inside your account that walks you through all of these steps.


Q.

How long does an auction last?

A.

Auctions on Bido are "events", and have 2 parts. The first part is the preview window, where bidders may preview the auction and place a Pre-Bid on the item. Auctions that are up for preview are found in the "Upcoming Auctions" tab on the Bido homepage. Bids placed on upcoming auctions are entitled to 2% cash back if they win. The second part of an auction is the "Live Auction" portion. Once the live portion of the auction starts, it will run 4 days (barring extensions). Bids placed in the last 5 minutes of a live auction will reset the clock to 5 minutes remaining. Live auctions are found in the "Live Auctions" tab on the Bido homepage.


Q.

I would like to view the upcoming auctions. Where do I find them?

A.

Upcoming auctions can be found by following this link: http://www.bido.com/UpcomingAuctions, as well as in the "Upcoming Auctions" tab on the Bido homepage.


Q.

Is it possible to "watch" an auction, how can I do that?

A.

Yes, live and upcoming auctions can be watched by clicking the "eye" icon next to the auction's title on the home page, by clicking the "Add to Watchlist" link on the auction's page, or by clicking the "eye" icon next to the auction's name on the Live Auctions page. Watched auctions are added to your Watchlist, so you can come back to them later on. You can filter watched auctions on the homepage by clicking the "Watched" link on the top on the auctions tab. The watchlist may be used in order to speed up the initial scanning process, follow the bidding, notice the auction's end time, etc. Your Watchlist is private, no one else can know what is on your Watchlist.


Q.

What is the "BidoPrice"?

A.

The "BidoPrice" is the reserve price. It's the minimum amount a seller is willing to accept to sell an item in an auction (Learn more). Items are voted in to auction based on their BidoPrice. The BidoPrice of items that made it through voting to auction, reflects thus also a likelyhood for the item to be sold for that price. The minimum BidoPrice on Bido is $38, and auction with a BidoPrice of $38 are also referred to as "NO RESERVE" auctions.


Q.

What is a "Pre-Bid"?

A.

A "Pre-Bid" is a bid that is placed before the auction starts. It may be placed while the auction is in the "Upcoming Auctions" tab, as well as on any domain that is up for voting (In the "Vote, Send to Auction" tab).


Q.

What are the advantages of a Pre-Bid, why should I place one?

A.

When a domain is up for voting, a "Pre-Bid" sends the domain immediately to auction. It is the quickest, and sometimes the only way to ensure that the domain goes to auction. When the domain is already in the "Upcoming Auctions" tab, Pre-Bids can be placed at any amount of your choice, from $38 and up, irrespective of other bids. When you place a Pre-Bid, the auction is added to your "MyAuctions" list at Bido (http://Bido.com/MyAuctions), and you will receive a notification once the auction starts, as well as in case your bid was outbid. This helps ensure that the auction is not missed. Also, as the highest Pre-Bid is set to be the initial bid of the auction once started, a high Pre-Bid may serve as a way to limit the number of bidders in the auction, and thus improve your chances to win. Additionally, bids placed on upcoming auctions are entitled to 2% cash back if they win. Also, all auctions in which you participate are saved in your auction history (Auction reports), so this lets you track the auction and its outcome anytime.


Q.

How are Pre-Bids treated differently than bids during a Live auction?

A.

Pre-Bids are placed as absolute bids. This means they are placed at the full amount and do not follow scales. Once an auction starts and the BidoPrice(reserve) has been met, bidding then follows scales and proxy bids may be placed.


Q.

What are the bidding scales?

A.

During a Live auction, Bido uses a scaled system. If the current bid of an auction is between $38 and $999, the next minimum bid will be 10% of the current high bid (rounded up to the nearest whole dollar). From $1,000 - $9,999, the next minimum bid is 8% of the current high bid. From $10,000 on up it's 6%. However in order to encourage placing the first bid, the increase between the first and the second bid, must be at least $10. Bidders may bid more than the minimum amount, these are just suggested minimum bid amounts. 


Q.

What is the "Starting bid"?

A.

The "Starting Bid" is the minimum bid. It is the amount that the bidding will start at. Auctions on Bido typically start at $38, however sellers are given an option to start an auction at the BidoPrice. Also, if there were Pre-Bids, the auction will start at the amount of the highest Pre-Bid.


Q.

What is the "Current bid"?

A.

The "Current Bid" is the highest bid currently placed on the auction.


Q.

What is "Your max bid"?

A.

"Your max bid" is the highest bid you want to be placed via Bido's proxy bid system. Once the BidoPrice has been met, all bids placed during a Live Auction go in as a proxy bid, and Bido will automatically bid on your behalf according to the auction scales up to "your max bid." If "your max bid" is outbid by another bidder, then the system is no longer able to place bids for you on your behalf, unless of course you raise your max bid. Bids placed during Pre-bidding (prior to the auction start) are absolute bids (see How are Pre-Bids treated differently than bids during a Live auction?).


Q.

How are people placing proxy bids?

A.

A proxy is a bid placed after an auction starts. During a live auction, just increase your maximum bid amount over the suggested bid amount and that becomes your maximum bid, which is essentially a proxy. Only then will Bido bid on your behalf as people try to outbid you, till your max is reached and your proxy is superseded. Bids placed prior to auction start are considered Pre-Bids and are absolute bids.


Q.

How are bids below the BidoPrice (Reserve) treated?

A.

All bids under the BidoPrice (Reserve) are treated as absolute bids. An absolute bid is placed when the reserve is not yet met. Absolute bids are not proxy bids, and are placed at the maximum the bidder is willing to bid. Absolute bids are placed until the reserve is met. During a Live Auction, once the reserve is met, all bids above the reserve are automatically proxy bids, and are placed based on the previous bid and according to the bidding scales.


Q.

How can I verify my account, in order to place bids?

A.

In order to place bids you will first need to verify your Bido account. You may verify your account by making a one-time micro-payment ($0.1) over any means of payment. This can be done over PayPal, Credit Card, Moneybookers, Google Checkout, your choice. Alternatively, you may deposit any amount to your Bido account, and by this your account will be verified. Should you require an alternative way to verify your Bido account please contact us. This is just a one-time account verification to demonstrate that you payment means that can be used when winning, and by this you become a verified bidder and may place bids on any auction.


Q.

When may an auction be extended into another round, and what is the validity of bids placed before the extension?

A.

In some cases, where the BidoPrice (reserve price) has not been met in an auction, and at least 2 bids (possibly from the same bidder) have been placed, the seller might be given an option to extend the auction, for another round of 7 days. However, if the seller chooses to extend the auction, and later on chooses yet to accept a bid that was placed in a previous round before the extension, the winning becomes optional for the buyer. In such a case the buyer may either proceed to purchase, or pass the winning. The availability of an option to the seller to extend an auction is not guaranteed , and generally the option will be only available, as long as bids keep coming in. If you've placed a bid, and the auction got extended, it might be advisable to keep placing bids (up to the level you're willing to buy the item for), in order to ensure that the auction will keep running. Once the BidoPrice has been met, the auction may not be extended into an additional round, and the high bidder wins the auction.


Q.

I've already sent a wire to pay for an item I won. I want to stop the unpaid auction notices, how may I do that?

A.

Please visit this URL: http://www.bido.com/Buying and initiate the process for payment by by wire, then mark the payment as "Wire sent".


Q.

I'm buying a domain and would like to know the status of the transaction, where should I check?

A.

Buyers have a control panel here. This is the buying overview page listing all your transactions. On this page, you may carry out a number of operations as a self-serve process, for example: make your payments, view transfer statuses, communicate with the seller, send transfer instructions, indicate you have received ownership of the domain, and more. You may also search for transaction history as well as escalate any transaction to Bido support for intervention.




Selling on Bido


Q.

How does Bido work?

A.

In a nutshell, auctioning your domains on Bido works like this: Sellers submit domains for auction over the submission form. Listing is absolutely free. Submitted domains are then voted in to auction by the Bido members. Votes are given based on two factors: The quality of the domain name itself, and the selected BidoPrice. Basically, the higher the Quality and lower the BidoPrice, the better the chances are for the domain to be quickly voted to auction. Once a domain receives 10 votes, it will be auctioned. The Bido members who have voted a domain up to auction receive a share in the sale proceeds, once the voted domain is sold. Other options by which domains may go to auction, are: by seller's acceleration, by buyer's acceleration, based on a received offer, or based on parking revenues.


Q.

How do I submit some domains for inclusion into Bido's auctions?

A.

If you have some domains that you are interested in selling via Bido, please follow this link: http://www.bido.com/SubmitDomains. Items for sale typically go up for voting by the Bido community to be selected for auction, as part of our Vote For Profits program. Sellers may skip voting by using Auction Acceleration. To get started, click here: http://www.bido.com/SubmitDomains


Q.

I've just submitted a domain over the submission form, but I do not see it among the auctions, why is that?

A.

Once a domain is submitted on Bido, first the ownership on the domain will be verified. Once the ownership on the domain has been verified, the domain will be listed on Bido in the "Send to Auction, Vote" tab. It will go to auction once it either receives enough votes (typically 10 votes) by the Bido community, or when it is accelerated to auction by the seller or by a buyer. Voters vote on a domain to go to auction based on the likelihood that the domain will be sold on auction for the selected BidoPrice. In the case that the domain is not receiving enough votes, you may consider lowering the BidoPrice. The lower the BidoPrice, the more likely your domain will sell in auction, and thus the more likely that it will be voted in to auction by the Bido community. Lowering the BidoPrice also resets the remaining voting time back to 30 days, while keeping the already obtained votes. You may lower the BidoPrice while the remaining voting time is between 0-28 days over the "My Domains->Submitted Domains" page. If you have verified ownership on your domain and still do not see it in the "Send to Auction, Vote" tab one possible reason is that the domain was listed in the adult category. Such domains are visible only after login, and only to members who have have the "show adult domains" enabled on their profile.


Q.

How can I verify ownership on domains that where submitted for auction?

A.

Bido offers many alternative ways to verify your ownership on submitted domains:
1) Bido tries to automatically send an email to the admin contact of the domain (as appears in the public whois record), with a link to click to confirm ownership. Please note that some TLDs (e.g. .co, .eu, .mx. etc.) and some registrars (e.g. GoDaddy) do not always list the owner's email on the public whois, and in such cases an alternative verification method (as listed below) should be used.
2) Bido checks the DNS records of the domain. Ownership on the domain is verified when the domain nameservers contain any one of these:
a) "THIS-DOMAIN-ON-AUCTION-AT.BIDO.COM" (add this one if you'd like to keep the current nameservers and the current use of the domain. This is just a dummy nameserver, that should be just added in addition to the current list of name servers, it has no effect whatsoever on the domain). Adding this DNS record to your domain also helps refer potential buyers to your listing on Bido, and it's recommended to use it for marketing, also after your ownership has been verified.
-or- b) NS1.BIDOPARKING.COM, NS2.BIDOPARKING.COM (set these if you'd like to also park your domains with Bido, with an option to have a For-Sale link that refers to your listing page on Bido).
-or- c) NS1.PARKMANAGED.NET, NS2.PARKMANAGED.NET (These are equivalent to the nameservers in in b) and may be used in exactly the same way for parking your domains with Bido).
-or- d) NS1.BIDO.COM, NS2.BIDO.COM (set these in order to point your domain to your listing on Bido without parking your domains. It is recommended to use these if you'd like just to redirect all traffic to your listing on Bido, without parking your domain).
3) Bido checks for your personal "Bido Verification Tag" anywhere on the public whois of the domain. You may find your personal "Bido Verification Tag" on your private profile page on Bido, and add it, via your registrar, anywhere on the domain contact data (e.g. on address field).
If you need to change anything on the whois record or nameservers, once done, please first check that the change has already taken effect on the public whois record. (Some changes take up to 24 hours to take effect). Once the public record has been updated you may click the 'verify' link next to the domain name on the Submitted Domains page. This will re-initiate the verification process.
4) Also, the Bido staff goes daily over the list of submitted domains that were not yet automatically verified, and tries to verify these manually. Please allow one business day for the Bido staff to go over the submitted domains and verify.
If all of the above listed methods have been tried, and your domain has not yet been verified for longer than one business day, please contact support to get the ownership verified.


Q.

I noticed that the minimum listing is $38, but I would like to have the $1 auction. Could you please let me know how I could do that?

A.

Items that go to auction based on voting have a minimum bid of $38. If you would like to run a true no-reserve auction starting at $1, this can be done by acceleration to auction. Acceleration can be initiated anytime by clicking the accelerate icon on the "My Bido"->"Submission for Auction" page. More info about auction acceleration is available here:http://www.bido.com/AuctionAcceleration.


Q.

What is a "NO RESERVE" auction?

A.

A "NO RESERVE" auction is an auction where the BidoPrice as set by the seller is equal to the minimum bid that is possible. The minimum possible bid on Bido is $38 for voted items (auction based on votes), and $1 for accelerated auctions (acceleration by Seller). In a "NO RESERVE" auction the high bidder always wins the item at the end of the auction.


Q.

How many domains may I list on Bido for auction for free, may I submit my whole portfolio?

A.

Submission of domains for auction on Bido is basically free. However, Bido encourages sellers to carefully review their portfolio and not just unload a large list of unrealistic or low quality inventory into the system. In turn, the voters are less fatigued and don’t need to tread through never ending and cluttered lists of inventory. To ensure that, Bido has introduced a limit on the number of free submissions per day. The daily limit is individual, and follows the model of "The more you sell, the more you may list for free". New members may currently submit one domain a day, and this number goes up and up the more sales you generate on Bido. The submission counter is being reset daily at midnight EDT, so additional domains may be always submitted the following day.
If you would like to submit your whole portfolio, and find the daily limit unpractical, you may first park with Bido all of the domains you'd like to sell. There is no limit on the number domains that may be parked over Bido, and you may submit your whole portfolio for parking at once. Parking revenues will be then credited to your Bido account monthly, always on the 6th of the month for revenues earned on the previous month. Offers on your parked domains may be made over the domain parking page. To park your domains, follow this link "My Domains->Domain Parking" and use the "BULK Add" form to add the domains. Once parked, the domains will be listed for sale on Bido, and may be auctioned based on incoming offers. Domains with high revenues (>$10 a month) may also be sent by the Seller to auction without a need to use BidoCredits to accelerate (free Seller's Acceleration).


Q.

May any domain what so ever be listed on Bido for voting to auction?

A.

Submission of domains on Bido for voting to auction is basically free, and there is generally no cost to list your domains on Bido for voting. It is up to the Bido community to go over the list of submitted domains, and pick up those that will go to auction by voting. However, every domain that is listed on Bido is expected to have a value of at least $38. To ensure that, Bido has introduced a restriction on the length of the domain name, for it to be eligible for voting. Bido also reserves the right to disapprove an item for voting, where it is apparent that the item does not meet the minimum value requirement. In case any of your items was not approved for voting, you may have it auctioned on Bido anyway, by using seller's acceleration.


Q.

May I list my domain for voting to auction, with any reserve price what so ever?

A.

Generally, sellers on Bido are free to choose any reserve price they feel happy with for their listing. It is up to the Bido community to go over the list of submitted domains, and pick up those that have the best chances to get sold should they go to auction. Setting an unproportional or an unrealistic reserve price to your item is futile as such items typically will not get voted in by the community, and is thus discouraged. Bido reserves the right to disapprove an item for voting, where it is apparent that the set BidoPrice (reserve price) is unproportionally or unrealistically too high. In case any of your items was not approved for voting due to unrealistic BidoPrice, you may anyway have it auctioned on Bido with any reserve price of your choice, by using seller's acceleration.


Q.

May I list adult related Domains, and How are adult related domains treated differently?

A.

Yes, adult-related domains may be listed on Bido. However, these domains are shown only to logged-in users, who have opted-in, in their User's settings, to include adult-related domains. You are only required to categorize domains in the adult-category if they include an explicit adult-term. Another difference regarding domains categorized in the adult-category, is that these domains are auctioned exclusively between 10-11 pm EDT.


Q.

I have "autolist" enabled, when will my item go to auction?

A.

Where a domain is sent to auction by seller's acceleration, the auction may be immediately setup by the seller on a self-serve basis, without any limitations, at any day and time of the seller's choice. Where a domain is sent to auction by voting, and "autolist" is enabled, the auction will be automatically setup by Bido. The start date of the auction ranges from a couple of days of when the domain has received enough votes, to a couple of weeks at the latest. In the meantime till the auction starts, it will be shown in the "Upcoming Auctions" tab. The time till auction's start gives the auction a longer exposure, and allows interested parties to prepare themselves for the auction.
Each TLD has it's own auction slot quotas. Some TLDs are auctioned / grouped according TLDs, thus it can be that auctions of some TLDs will start later than of other TLDs. It is possible to accelerate a domain to auction even after enough votes have been received, in order to setup the auction on a self-serve basis for a sooner date than the date that was automatically allocated.


Q.

I have "autolist" enabled, and my domain has received enough votes, however it is still awaiting auction setup for a long time, why is that and what can I do?

A.

Bido has set quotas on the number of auctions per day (currently about 50 auctions a day). Additionally each TLD has its own auction quota. In rare cases, no available auction slot is found in the next couple of weeks, and in such a case the status of the domain is set to "Awaiting Auction Setup". Please allow a few days for the auction to be automatically setup, or contact Online Support to speed up the auction setup.


Q.

My auction is online on Bido, how can I forward my domain to the auction page in order to attract more potential buyers?

A.

For the duration that the auction is online on Bido, it is highly recommended to forward your domain to the auction page, so that the auction will be shown on the domain's landing page. This is a great way to attract natural traffic to your auction and spread out the word about it. To forward your domain, you may login at your registrar, and just set the DNS servers to NS1.BIDO.COM and NS2.BIDO.COM. It usually takes a few hours (up to 24 hours) and the domain will automatically show the auction page on it. If your domain is a developed Website you may consider putting an auction banner somewhere on the Website instead.


Q.

I have listed my domains for sale on Bido, what DNS servers may I use to promote sales?

A.

Bido offers two types of a landing page for your listed domains:
(1) Park your domains with Bido: Initiate the parking over the "My Domains-> Domain Parking" page ,and set the Nameserver entries at your registrar to NS1.BIDOPARKING.COM, NS2.BIDOPARKING.COM. Your domain will be parked with Bido to maximize revenues from traffic to your domains. Parking revenues are paid out monthly, always on the 6th of each month for the earnings of previous month. Parked domains have also the option to have a link to your listing on Bido on the domain's landing page. Also, once a parked domain goes to auction, the landing page automatically redirects all traffic to the auction page, and once the auction closes, the domain is re-parked again. -OR-
(2) Redirect the domain's landing page to your listing at Bido: Set the DNS entries to NS1.BIDO.COM, NS2.BIDO.COM, and the domain's landing page will show your listing on Bido. Potential buyers visiting the domain are then able to place bids when the domain is currently at auction, or to make offers when the domain is not at auction.

Q.

I want to change the BidoPrice for my submitted domains, how to do that?

A.

You may lower the BidoPrice (Reserve Price) any time, even when the domain is at auction. This can be done over here: "My Bido -> My Domains -> Submitted Domains" (when the domain is awaiting votes), or over here: "My Bido -> My Domains -> Created Auctions" (when the domain at auction). As the Bido community votes on a domain to go to auction based on its BidoPrice, it is not possible to raise the BidoPrice of a domain where the domain is submitted for auction based on voting. If you would like to raise the BidoPrice, you may do any of the following: a) Accelerate the domain to auction. For accelerated auctions the seller may change the BidoPrice to any amount of their choice; or b) Cancel the submission and resubmit the domain, with the raised BidoPrice. Please note however that in a case of re-submission, 60 days cool-off time, starting with the time that the domain was last up for voting, will be required.


Q.

I want to change the BIN (Buy It Now) Price for my submitted domains, how to do that?

A.

You may add, change or remove a BIN (Buy-It-Now) Price at any time, even when the domain is at auction, over here: My Bido -> My Domains -> Submitted Domains or when the domain is at auction also over here: "My Bido -> My Domains -> Created Auctions". There are no restrictions on that, you may change the BIN anytime and as many times as you would like. Also, the BIN price is automatically removed in the auction, once the price comes as close as 75% of the set BIN price. So an auction might close even at higher price than the BIN price, where a bidding war is involved, and the BIN option has not been used by the bidders before the current price has reached 75% of the BIN price.


Q.

I'm auctioning a domain on Bido, and I would like to change the date or time of my auction. How can I do that?

A.

Since other members and bidders have made plans around the date they saw, it's confusing to them if it changes. However, if the auction has not started (Upcoming Auction) and there are no bids yet, you may change the auction date or time. This can be done by first deleting the auction over the "Created Auctions" page (if the auction was accelerated, the BidoCredit is kept), and then you'll be able to re-schedule the auction over the "Submitted Domains" page. if the auction has already started, you may fill a request for support, and an agent will assist you just as soon as possible and review the circumstance on a case by case basis.


Q.

I'm selling a domain on Bido, and I would like to cancel the auction listing because I've changed my mind about selling. How can I do that?

A.

We typically do not cancel auctions after they are started, so be sure you are ready, willing, and able to sell the item prior to listing it for sale with Bido. If you have any questions about this process, you may fill in a request for support. However, if the auction of your item has not started yet (Upcoming Auction) and no bids have been placed yet, you may visit your Created Auctions page and click the red x next to any auction you wish to cancel.


Q.

I would like to sell a pair or a package of domains together. Is this possible?

A.

Yes, when you submit your listing, you should select one of the domains in the package to be the main domain that will be shown in the title of the auction. In the subtitle of the listing you should state "Package of .. Domains", "Portfolio Sale", or similar. Then, just add in the Description section of your listing the exact details of the package: the list of the domains that are included and also other items may be added, such as a logo, a Twitter account or a Facebook vanity, a vanity telephone number, etc.


Q.

What happens to my BidoCredit if I accelerated an auction?

A.

The cost to accelerate a domain to auction is 0.01 BidoCredits per each $10 of your selected BidoPrice. The BidoCredits are returned back to you if the domain sells. The BidoCredits are not refunded if the domain does not sell. If the auction ends and the reserve is not met, and the you decide to select the high bid in lieu of the reserve (sellers have 24 hours to decide), the BidoCredits are returned back to you as well. Learn more here: Auction Acceleration


Q.

My domain did not sell in the auction, may I re-auction it? Do I have to relist it for voting first?

A.

Sometimes, timing and luck play a crucial role in the outcome of any auction. Thus, where a domain did not sell on a particular auction, Bido encourages sellers to re-auction their domain. Domains that were auctioned based on votes, may be re-auctioned at least twice, without a need to go through voting again. After that, if no bids have been placed in all 3 auctions (original auction + 2 re-auctions), the domain must be re-listed for voting again, before it may be re-auctioned. Re-Auctioning your domain may be initiated over the control panel, by clicking the "Re-Auction" icon on the "My Domains->Submitted Domains" page.
Re-auctions have the following restrictions: a) A cool-off period of about 1-3 months (depending on the number of bids) is required before subsequent auctions of the same domain. b) Re-auctions are not being scheduled automatically by Bido, even if you have "Autolist" enabled, and must be manually scheduled by the seller once the cool-off period is over. c) Domains auctioned based on seller's acceleration may not be set for re-auction, and must be either relisted for voting or re-accelerated by the seller.


Q.

How long does it take, on average, to complete a transaction post auction close?

A.

After an auction closes, the winning bidder will remit their payment to Bido. The seller then transfers the domain name to the buyer. Once the buyer has received the domain, proceeds are disbursed to the seller, and any voters, if applicable. This process may happen as fast as 24 hours or may take days. It all depends on the responsiveness of the parties involved. Bido does its best to ensure a timely and smooth transaction for all who are involved. Buyers have a control panel here, Sellers have a control panel here, and voters have a control panel here.


Q.

I'm selling a domain and would like to know the status of the transaction, where should I check?

A.

Sellers have a control panel here. This is the selling overview page listing all your transactions. On this page, you can see if the buyer has paid, view transfer statuses, communicate with the buyer, read and respond to transfer instructions, as well as see the amount of your auction proceeds. You also may of course search for transaction history as well as escalate any transaction to Bido support.


Q.

Do all domain transfers require a transfer out of the domain (change of registrar), rather than an internal push (within the current registrar)?

A.

No, there is no strict requirement regarding the type of transfer. Buyer and Seller communicate after the auction close to determine the best method of ownership transfer. However, should the buyer prefer to use their own registrar, the seller has to accommodate for that. Sellers are expected to be able to deliver the domain to the buyer immediately upon sale. Seller should make sure upon listing their domain on Bido, that they will be able to transfer the domain out if necessary upon sale. Bido is there every step of the way to make it a smooth process for all who are involved and a Bido Transfer Manager will oversee the transaction. Buyers have a control panel here, and sellers have a control panel here.


Q.

How long do buyers have to receive a domain once the transfer was initiated?

A.

Once sellers make the domain available for transfer and have done all necessary steps on their side for the transfer to be finalized, they click a link 'Domain transferred' to indicate they have transferred the domain to the buyer. A timestamp will appear when the seller clicks the link to confirm that they have initiated the transfer of the domain. The buyer will then be asked to finalize the transfer on their side and to confirm receipt of the domain. Buyer does this by clicking the link 'Confirm domain received'. When the buyer confirms receipt, the seller will be eligible for payout of their sale proceeds. If the buyer does not respond within 10 days, the seller will become eligible for payout of their proceeds by default. If you have any questions about this process, or need further assistance, you may fill in a request for support and we'll be glad to take a look and expedite the process for everyone. We're here to help every step of the way.


Q.

When are payouts being sent to sellers, is there payment hold period before disbursing funds?

A.

No, there is no hold period. As soon as funds are eligible to be paid out, sellers may initiate payout (funds withdrawal) from their Bido balance, to their preferred means of payout (PayPal, Moneybookers, Google Checkout, Wire, etc). This can be done anytime over the "Balance->Payments" page. Bido issues payouts automatically to sellers at the end of each month (Minimum payout $25), where sellers have not already initiated the payout by themselves. Bido offices are closed over the weekends. To avoid delays, please ensure that your selling preferences are up-to-date and accurate.


Q.

Which payout method are you most likely to use when paying the seller’s funds out?

A.

Bido can payout your funds in many methods. Bido sends PayPal payments Monday though Friday. PayPal payouts are typically sent via PayPal Masspay, or in some cases as a special type of payment, called "Personal, Payment owed" (at Bido's sole discretion). We understand that fees are a concern of sellers and we do our best to help you avoid large fees wherever possible. Seller may anytime initiate a payout of their balance over the payments page ("My Bido->Balance->Payments"), once a payout is initiated, it will be typically sent within one business day. Where sellers do not initiate a payout of their balance, Bido payouts the balances once a month, at the end of each month. In addition to PayPal, payout by Wire, Google Checkout, and Moneybookers are provided (please contact support for these latter payout methods). Bido can also credit your account at some major registrars (Please inquire over online support). Wire payments, if you require them, have fees. Other payout options may be offered as needed on a case by case basis. Please specify your payment details and keep them up to date on your Selling Preferences page. If you do not have your selling preferences filled out, we do not know where to send the funds to, and in such cases the funds will be kept in your Bido balance and you may request payout later on, or use the funds to make purchases on Bido. Please use all of this information as a guide only and it's all subject to change at any time and without notice. For more information about any payment related questions, please contact support for the most current and accurate information. Bido aims to make receiving your funds as quick and easy as possible.


Q.

I would like my balance be paid out via wire. Is there a fee deducted if I require a wire sent to my bank?

A.

The fee for Bido to send a wire is about $25 to all countries. This fee is charged by the involved banks, Bido does not keep any of it. Bido pays out the full proceeds, and the fee is then deducted from the full proceeds by the involved banks if you require a payout by wire. This amount may change at any time. 




My Bido Account


Q.

I forgot my password, how may I retrieve it?

A.

If you have forgotten your password, you may initiate forgotten password assistance from the login form itself. First, enter your email address, then click the "forgotten password" link.


Q.

I want to change my password, where do I start?

A.

If you would like to change your password, please log in and visit your "My Bido" -> Private Profile page. It is there where you will be offered a secure link ("Change Password") to click and initiate the quick and simple process.


Q.

How can I change my member nickname?

A.

Bido does not typically endorse nickname changes, but if you would like a nickname change, please place a request for support. In your request, mention your desired nickname, as well as your old nickname, and the reason for the change.


Q.

I want to adjust my email notifications preferences, where do I find these settings?

A.

If you would like to adjust at what time your auction start notification email goes out, or if you wish to turn some of the notification emails off, please log into your account and visit your My Bido -> Notification Settings page. Also, each Email that Bido sends, includes an "Unsubscribe" link that lets you turn off that type of notification by a single click, without a need to login. Should you want later on to re-subscribe you may do that over the mentioned "Notification Settings" page.


Q.

May I have more than one account on Bido?

A.

You may have more than one account on Bido if you have a good reason to - (Good reasons include: Separate business and personal use accounts, separate accounts for selling / buying, separate accounts for non-adult and adult domains, wish to bid over a more anonymous account for a specific auction, etc.) - And provided that you do not vote from one account for another, and do not bid from one account to another, and provided that non of your other Bido accounts has been suspended.


Q.

How can I close my account on Bido?

A.

If you just wish not to receive email notifications from Bido, you may select "Do not email me about anything" in the notification settings, and Bido will not send you any further email until you choose to reactivate. If you would like to completely close your Bido account, you may change the email in your profile to closeaccount@bido.com, or send a request to our support, and it will be closed. Please consider sending us feedback (feedback@bido.com), if you have any suggestion on how Bido can be improved.


Q.

How do members vote on domains to go to auction? Does Bido give free voting points?

A.

Members are voting using voting points. Bido automatically loads free Voting Points (also called complementary Voting Points) to the Bido accounts of all active members (who have ever either bought or sold at least one domain on Bido). The exact number of voting points is individual and is correlated with the volume of overall transactions on Bido. Voting points can be also obtained by exchanging 1 BidoCredit for 8880 Voting Points. Further info is available here.


Q.

I want to subscribe to your RSS feeds, what is the URL?

A.

If you would like to subscribe to our RSS feed with your RSS reader, or integrate it into your website, please use this URL: http://www.bido.com/AuctionRss




Site Rules / Infractions


Q.

What happens if the high bidder fails to pay for the auction?

A.

In the rare event of a high bidder failing to pay for the auction they won, Bido will work with the seller to determine the best route - the seller may do any of the following:
1) Continue to wait for the buyer's payment, or
2) Seek another bidder's bid, if applicable, and if the other bidder agrees, or
3) Schedule and run a re-auction at any time of seller's choice, while informing the other bidders about the scheduled re-auction.
In addition, non-paying bidders risk losing their Bido account privileges and Bido reserves the right to demand from the non-paying bidders a payment of the Bido Sale commission (up to a maximum of $40 per Auction). More information is in our Terms Of Service. Please contact support if you need further assistance.


Q.

What happens if the seller fails to transfer the item I won?

A.

In the rare event of a seller failing to deliver registration rights or ownership of an item you purchased, Bido will either refund your payment or credit your account, depending on the circumstance. In addition, non-delivering sellers risk losing their Bido account privileges. Uncompleted auctions are removed from our Sales Archive immediately if they are deemed nonviable. More information is in our Terms Of Service. Please contact support if you need further assistance. Remember, these cases are extremely rare, as Bido is typically a community of trustworthy sellers.


Q.

If I'm selling a domain on Bido, may I have it listed on other domain name marketplaces?

A.

Yes, domains listed on Bido may be listed on other places as well. However once the live auction is started, for the auction's duration (typically 4 days, bearing extensions) the domain may not be sold, over any other way, and may not be auctioned in parallel on any another place. More information is in our Terms Of Service.


Q.

What is the Bido policy on non allowed listing?

A.

A domain name with a meaning that appears to be offending to the feelings of the public in general, of a group of people, or of a particular individual, may not be auctioned on Bido. In addition, no obscenity is allowed in the illustration images. Also, a domain name that includes in the name of it, the brand name of a very well known brand, which is worldwide identified and worldwide recognized by the public as a whole, as the name only for that specific brand, may not be auctioned on Bido. In case your domain was disapproved based on this ground, and you think this is a mistake, you may contact support, and we will review the listing in light of your observations. Bido has the sole discretion in determining what is deemed to be a violation of its policy.


Q.

Are there things that a seller must, or must not, include in the description of an auction?

A.

There is no predefined set of rules on what a seller should, or should not, include in the description. However, the general requirement of "Good Faith" when listing items for sale, does apply. In particular, the seller may not state information that is likely to be misleading for the purchase decision of the common buyer. Also: (1) If the domain name includes in it a typo, which is very hard to be noticed by the common buyer, the seller has to mention this (e.g. "typo of ...") in the description. (2) If the seller chooses to state the "Age" of the domain name, that stated age must correspond to the creation date as is shown in the public Whois. (The seller may instead use terms like "first registration/first use since ...", to denote that the domain was originally established on an earlier date). (3) If the seller cannot transfer out the domain, but can only push the domain within the current registrar, the seller has to mention this in the description.
An obvious infraction regarding the description is a ground for cancellation of a transaction by the buyer, and might lead to further restrictions as to the seller's ability to sell be Bido.


Q.

What is voting misuse and what are the consequences?

A.

Voting on a domain to go to auction must be based exclusively on the merits of the domain name itself and on its BidoPrice. Continuously voting for sellers rather than for domains is not allowed, and voters are expected to respect that. Bido is constantly running regressions to find correlations between voters and sellers, and once detected the voter's account is automatically limited. In case your account was limited, and you think this is a mistake, please contact support to get that limit released.


Q.

What is fictitious bidding and what are the consequences?

A.

Bidding in an auction must be made with a real, genuine and sincere intention to purchase the item from the seller for the amount of the bid. Placing a bid in an auction without such intention is regarded as fictitious bidding. Fictitious bidding, in particularly where as a result the price in the auction is "pumped up" for the other bidders in the auction (also known as Shill-Bidding), is strictly prohibited. Bido is constantly running regressions to find correlations between bidders and sellers, and where Bido has reasons to believe that fictitious bidding was involved, both seller's and bidder's accounts are suspended. Bido also reserves the right to cancel such auctions, where it could be determined that fictitious bidding was involved. In case your account was suspended, and you think this is a mistake, please contact support to get this cleared.


Q.

What is parking abuse and what are the consequences?

A.

Parking revenues should generated by natural traffic (type-in, etc) to the parked domains. Domain owners may not promote traffic to their parked domains in any way (ads, "arbitrage", etc.). The parking system is constantly performing automated audits to ensure that. In cases where there are significant indications of parking abuse, Bido reserves the right to disapprove any further parking of the involved domains, to delay payouts of parking revenues is such cases, and in repeating cases of parking abuse, to put the Bido account privileges of the member on hold. More information is in our Terms Of Service. Please contact support if you need further assistance.




Expert Commentators


Q.

I’m interested in becoming an expert commentator. Where do I apply?

A.

If you would like to apply to become an expert commentator, please follow this link and fill out the application: http://www.bido.com/BecomeExpert. Please be sure to provide a biography about your experience in the domaining industry for your application to get proper review and consideration. Additionally, it is required to have at least one domain either sold or purchased on Bido, in order to be approved as an expert.


Q.

What are the benefits of becoming an expert?

A.

Expert commentators may add commentary and reviews on Auctions running on Bido. These Commentary and reviews on Bido are viewed over time by thousands of people providing increased recognition for yourself, your company, and helps promote your business. Being featured on one of the most popular domain name auction Websites will increase your credibility and standing in the domain community. Bido keeps a history of every auction so you can refer to your comments for years to come. Search engines will also index your comments and links to your website, further strengthening your web presence (SEO) and branding. Your profile will give users the ability to communicate with you directly and allow you to highlight your personal and professional interests. In exchange for contributing your time and domain knowledge, Bido will help you connect with new clients and build your own business. Learn more here.


Q.

I'm an Expert but I'm not listed on the List of Experts page. Why?

A.

In order to be listed in the carousel with the other Experts, you must have the following completed:
1) Upload a picture,
2) Bio filled out,
3) Contact info filled,
4) At least one of the Twitter, Facebook or Linkedin profile links filled.
Please take a moment and upload a photo, fill in your bio & contact info, as well as at least one link to a social network profile of yours, and you will automatically get added to the page with the other experts. Please, only upload an actual picture of yourself, not a logo or a caricature.


Q.

I've updated my expert profile with my RSS feed. How often will the feed update on my Profile page?

A.

The RSS feeds that you may display on your Profile page are updated once per day. If you have a blog, we recommend entering your blog's RSS url in your Bido profile, as it is good for SEO and promoting your site.




Miscellaneous


Q.

Is there anything I can do to speed up navigation on Bido?

A.

Bido is being developed and tested with the Chrome browser. The Website is compatible also with Firefox and Safari. Compatibility with other browsers is currently not guaranteed. Best surfing experience can be reached by using Chrome as your browser. In addition, if you're surfing over a slow Internet connection it is recommended to deactivate the Ticker. This can be done over the User Settings page.


Q.

How does Bido respect my privacy?

A.

Any and all of the personal details you provide on Bido is kept private, confidential and secure. By default only the nickname you have chosen on sign-up is public. You may opt-in and choose to show also your full name and your company name on your public profile, by editing your profile. Only Experts may have expanded public profiles with any additional infos (such as profile image, company logo, links to own Web pages, etc.) on them. Such additional infos are provided exclusively by the experts themselves, and solely they are the party who is responsible for the public content that they provide. Under no condition, also upon conclusion of a sale, does Bido disclose any personal details to the other party. Issued invoices do not include any details of the seller. Bido does not disclose any personal details to any third party without the prior and express consent of the member. Bido does not store any credit card or PayPal details on its systems. All data transport over the internet, where the data includes any personal details is encrypted using the highest available level of SSL encryption. Bido uses common best practices to protect its systems and keep them secure from external access by any third party.


Q.

I would like to discuss possible partnership opportunities. Who should I contact?

A.

If you have a partnership proposal to discuss, please drop us a note. If you have a suggestion on how Bido may be improved, and to vote for other ideas our members have suggested, please visit our feedback portal.


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Why is Bido best for buyers?

Bidding on all items starts typically at just $38: We let the market decide the real value of every item for sale.
Save time: No wading through endless lists of low quality domains. Our auctions are what we call "In-Demand" auction events. Most of the inventory for auction has been voted on by the Bido community because of its quality related to it's BidoPrice.

No aggravation: You deal only with motivated sellers who are accurately pricing their inventory. In addition, all inventory is validated before being listed for accuracy and ownership validation. This ensures a smooth closing after the sale.
Sound advice: The Bido community may provide exclusive commentaries on the items put up for auction.

Why is Bido best for sellers?

Your auction is your event, assuring you of the maximum possible exposure for your domain name.
Bido typically shares the sales commission with the members of the Bido community who vote your item into auction through our Vote For Profits program. This incentive encourages people to eagerly look at your inventory and vote in favor of it, as well as market it to their peers to ensure it's moved through voting quickly, and do well in auction.
The unique design of the Bido platform provides liquidity. The sales ratio in 2009 was essentially one in three auctions completed with a sale. This ratio is attractive for sellers who would like to sell their inventory quickly.

How do I submit domain names for Bido auctions?

Simply visit our submission form wizard and go through the simple steps. The Bido community votes on what goes to auction. You can track the progress at any time, and you'll get a notice if your item gets enough votes.

Submitted inventory is verified for ownership before being listed. It's a self-serve process, and after you submit your inventory, you'll be walked through the 3 methods of ownership validation that Bido offers. You only need to complete one of the three methods that are offered, and your inventory will instantly be listed. If you need assistance with this process, we're here to help.

What do I have to do to bid in Bido auctions?

Fill out our registration form and follow our easy verification procedure. All accounts go through a one-time validation prior to the first time you bid. After you win, you'll be prompted for payment. The account you validate with is not the account you must use to pay if you win an auction. Bido currently offers several payment methods such as Credit Card, PayPal, Skrill (Moneybookers) or wire.



Auction Rules:
1. Auctions on Bido start typically at $38 (or in some cases at the BidoPrice). All auctions of voted items, once started (live auctions), are 4 days in length, bearing extensions. You may place your Bid at any time on both live (started) and upcoming auctions. Bidders who placed a bid before the auction started (upcoming auction) are entitled to 2% cash back if they win. Once the BidoPrice in a live auction is met, all further bids are automatically proxy bids up to your max bid, that follow scales based on the last placed bid.

2. The Seller chooses the BidoPrice (Reserve Price) at the time of listing. Items for auction are typically voted on by the Bido community based on their BidoPrice, via our Vote For Profits program. Sellers who wish to skip voting may accelerate their domain to auction using Auction Acceleration. Sellers may reduce the BidoPrice at any time while the item is at auction.

3. The high bidder wins the domain if the BidoPrice is met at the end of the auction. Feel lucky? If the BidoPrice has not been met, the Seller may choose to accept the highest Bid. Bid now to win the name. 

4. Domains are verified for ownership prior to auction. After a successful sale, there's a transfer panel where the Buyer and Seller communicate, that's designed to streamline the ownership transfer. The Buyer may choose to use Bido Transfer Service for the transfer of the domain name without any additional cost. Bido provides a full Escrow Service and Buyer Protection for securing all transactions. On Buyer's or Seller's request alternatively a 3rd party Escrow Service for securing a transaction may be used.

5. Listing on Bido is absolutely free, there is typically no listing fee whatsoever. Bido receives 8% of the sale amount (applies only to successful sales) as a sales commission for all sales via Bido. The commission is calculated as the exact percentage of the sale amount (there are no minimum commissions on your sales) :
 

Sale AmountCommission
All Sales8%






House rules:
1. Founders and employees of Bido.com and their relatives are not allowed to bid on the auctions.

2. No self-advertising or self-promotion in the images of the item listings.

3. Buyers have up to 10 days to finalize payments. After that Sellers have the right to cancel the sale and re-auction the domain.

4. Sellers have up 10 days as of Buyer's payment to finalize all steps needed on their side to transfer sold domains to Buyers.

5. Our Terms of Service are located here.

6. Our Selling Agreement is located here.


Frequently Asked Questions:
We've prepared many answers to frequently asked questions. Please refer to our FAQ for more information.


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Now that your auction is live, it's important that you market your auction to the world and let any potential interested party know about your auction here on Bido.

Bido has picked 5 marketing tips for promoting your auction. These tips have already helped many to attract bidders and get good sales, follow these, and you're on the right way as well!

1) Forward your domain to the auction page
This might sounds a clichè, but 50% of all bidders are coming to the auction over the domain's own landing page. It's the easiest and most straight forward way to reach out to people already interested in your domain (as they have already visited it), and entice them to participate in the auction and place bids.
 
Once your auction is live on Bido, for the duration of the auction, please make the auction page be the landing page of your domain.
This can be done by any of the following ways:
Method 1 (The easiest way): Set the DNS servers of the domain to:  ns1.bido.com, ns2.bido.com ...and the domain's landing page will automatically show the auction's page.
Detailed instructions: Login at your registrar, select your domain and set its DNS servers (note that this change usually takes up to 24 hours to propagate through the Internet).

Method 2 (in case you prefer to keep the current DNS servers): Forward your domain to the auction page. Forwarding is quite easy, and should not take more than 2-3 minutes to be done.
Detailed instructions: Login at your registrar, select your domain, choose forwarding (either direct, or masked) and set the forwarding target to the auction page: http://www.bido.com/Auction?name=Example.com  (be sure to replace Example.com with the actual domain name). An example, how on how to forward your domain at GoDaddy are found here.

 
(And where the domain is a developed Website with its own content on it, you may add an auction banner to it, instead of forwarding.
There are a few customized banners you may choose from. Here an example of one of the banner codes. It can be added to anywhere on the landing page your auctioned Website:
<iframe scrolling=no border=0 frameborder=0 width=120 height=60 src="http://www.bido.com/Banner?s=12060&name=Example.com"></iframe>)


2) Post on Twitter, Facebook, Forums
Spread out the word. Remember, unless potential buyers know about your auction, even the best domain will not make it to sale. Make your auction viral, by posting about the auction event on Twitter, Facebook, Linked-in and on Forums. You may open a thread at domain forums like Namepros, dnforum, but even more importantly, also on any forum related to the specific industry that is connected to the meaning of the domain name itself. Search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing are constantly indexing such pages, what will make your auction even more easily found by potential buyers.


3) Send a few emails to potential buyers
Proactive one-on-one contacting of people who have expressed interest for the domain in the past, or who might be interested based on some other criteria, is the best way to reach out to end-users for your domains. Just think about of this: How happy and thankful an interested party would be, to hear that a perfectly matching domain is available for them to get!
A good starting point with sending emails, would be to email to addresses of the same (or very much close) domain names under other TLDs.
Domain sales history is another good source to search for potential buyers. Search for a related sale, and you might have found the person who will place the winning bid. Some sites to find domain sales history include for example NameBio, dnsaleprice, and DNJournal weekly sales reports. Remember, there is usually no need to spread emails all around, sometimes sending even 2-3 emails to the right people, could do the job, and lead to a successful sale for both you and the buyer!


4) A Great Domain! What’s It’s Story?
A good illustration image, description and relevant data can go a long way towards increasing interest, bids, sales prices and ultimately making more sales.
Especially a good illustration image has proved to be efficient in attracting interest, and making your domain remembered, and letting it stand out from crowd! If your domain name contains generic keywords this may not be a problem at all. Search Google Images for keywords related to your domain and you will most likely find a great image.
If not yet done, please add an illustration image it to your domain description as soon as your auction is online.


5) Consider sponsored ads
Should you expect your auction to close at a high price, you might consider promoting it even more over payed ads. Buying a Google Adword with the related keywords to your auction, or putting one of Bido's customized auction banners on any of the leading domain forums, are just a few good examples on how to really attract a much wider audience to your auction.

Applying any or all of these 5 methods for each one of your auctions, would definitely  leverage the cycle of potential buyers and boost your sales!

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We've also created these videos for you to watch and get a crash course in some marketing techniques that are effective and not hard to accomplish. Marketing your auction will take some time, but if done efficiently, it will help your sale immensely. We cannot stress more the importance of marketing your auction to the world and we aim to continue to provide more tools to assist you with this important step of the sales process. Watch along and we hope you learn some ideas and incorporate them into your strategy.


Thanks Morgan for a video well done.


Thanks Chef Patrick for a video well done.


Wes Perkins and Mark Fulton at DotSauce prepared an article about using media and data to market your domains for sale.
Wes explains some specific techniques that you can use to dress up the copy and presentation of your auction's description. Follow the jump and read along:
Using Rich Media and Fresh Data To Market Your Domains For Sale


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Roberto writes...
"Bido is a community and not a machine. Try speaking to someone at other domain auction website and you may have a hard time. At Bido, I have recorded several times where staff patiently went over small details of my transactions, over email or chat and all were solved smoothly and professionally."


Samit writes...
"Seems to be an excellent idea whose time has come. Real interested to see how it grows."


Mike writes...
"Bido has created a marketplace whereby anyone can sell and buy domain names in a professional, value oriented and mutually beneficial environment."


Scott writes...
"I like the Bido.com ideas and look forward to seeing its increased success to come."


Tim writes...
"I have used Bido.com since the beginning, have purchased many names through them (which later resold for higher) and am just beginning to list names for auction. While a decent program from the start, Sahar and the team have been on and remain on a search for excellence. Constant upgrades to the system and program (some you never knew you needed but are glad they implemented) ensure that this community style of buying and selling improves on a regular basis. As I recently posted on FaceBook you may have to look through many, many names to find the ones that appeal to you BUT you'll be really glad you did. I recommend Bido.com to those looking for new names, and those looking to sell their non-priority names."


Dennis writes...
"I'm new here, but not new to domain auctions. I must say you people at Bido have a nice fresh, unconventional way of handling a domain auctions compared to other marketplaces. Your concept of having the "community" vote for what domains go to auction is brilliant! Who knows better of what is popular than the people who will bid and purchase the domain. Plus that vote I make could pay me cash if that domain sells...I LIKE THAT! Also, over time the domains people vote in will be more quality, once they see what will sell and at what price.

The one hour auctions are great also...it keeps things moving and keeps the inventory down, which means I don't have to sort through 3 million domain names that have been laying around for 90 days. I have sold domains here already and on one was paid through PayPal the same day...unbelievable! The others I sold were paid within two business days. It takes 5-30 days for money to be transferred or a domain to be put in my name at some other marketplaces. I think you guys have found a market. I have dealt with Jarred a couple of times and he is probably the best customer service I've had in a while...thanks...thumbs up Bido!"


Fernando writes...
"I am extremely happy and satisfied with your work, Bido.com is BY FAR the best place to buy and sell aftermarket Domain Names. Thank you very much for your excellent work and professionalism."


Brian writes...
"I first saw Bido.com on Namepros and I wondered why in Namepros purple and then I clicked on the site. Now I visit every day to see what the market decides a name is worth. I have submitted names and am a believer in the system. I have seen some great sales and I am excited to see where Bido goes from here."


Mark writes...
"Bido.com seems to be the most 'social' of all the sites in the domain name aftermarket."


Sean writes...
"My initial 'first glance' impression of Bido.com was that the process seemed unnecessarily complicated ... listing, voting, pre-bidding, bidding, etc. However, upon closer inspection, I recognized the brilliance of using crowd sourcing to help establish fair market value of a domain name. And, from a pure marketing perspective, the entire 'voting for profits' scheme is genius ... users are engaged and immersed in the entire process, whether as buyers, sellers or both. And, they stay focused on the site as well as the inventory. However, one of the best things about Bido, in my opinion, is that the auctions take center stage. Unlike a competing domain aftermarket site who recently felt it necessary to move their marketplace auctions to the 'back lot', Bido puts all of its focus on the inventory ... the auction action is 'front and center' on the home page where it belongs."


George writes...
"Big thanks to Bido for their help and assistance in the purchase of our domain name. Having not used the site before, I was very impressed with the ease of use and was very quickly confident I was using a trusted website and company to handle the auction. I even received a call straight after to check i was happy with everything! Thanks again. George, TAG Medical Ltd, Nottingham, England."


Attila writes...
"I just wanted to say a big thanks to you (Jarred) and BIDO. Also the Bido Team for their tolerance of me screwing around in your chatrooms at 2am (my timezone) in the mornings. I am not sure if you remember but back in May of 2009 there was an Bido auction for the domain interpath.net which was registered since 1993. I was that "guy" who was in China up at 2 or 3am in the morning screwing around in your chatroom. It got to the point where I was so bored watching the cockroaches climb up the wall and down, that I started playing bid roulette with the other members in the chatroom. Well, I shot myself because I won the auction for $108 USD. I was happy to have a domain that was hand registered since 1993 so I can have the bragging rights, but also at the same time thought, damn there goes $108 bucks for a dot net. Dot net, yuck. I am a dot com guy and anyone who knows me says its a weird fetish. Every dot com domain I acquire, I transfer over to my main domain registrars, except this dot net. This dot net, I let it sit lone ranger with the registrar it was originally at. Call it punishment for not being a dot com. Anyways, I just sold the domain for $2,600 USD. Thanks again Jarred and BIDO." Attila, Attila.com


Andrew writes...
"Getting paid to vote really does exist, with Bido's Vote for Profits it does! By analyzing what sells on the market I was able to earn hundreds of dollars just by voting, it really is as easy as 1,2,3. With the great team they have at Bido, you are ensured quality service each and every time. Thanks!"


Josip writes...
"I really like Bido's Vote for Profits program. In less than two months, I have made $40 just from voting. I voted for various domains. It is good to check domains in voting process deeper, not just the first few. As you will always find some good domains which could be sold, but still need a few votes. Also, if the BidoPrice is too high, maybe seller will accept the lower offer, so it is good to vote anyway. It is only important that you believe that the domain will receive bids. $40 is not much, but if the domain sells just because you clicked a few times, in that case it is solid income."


Tatjana writes...
"I had such a positive experience with Bido. Dealing with Bido is a value added experience for me as domainer. I‘m most impressed with their flexibility and their fact based approach to buy or sell domains easy way. Their recommendations are definitely actionable, and not so conceptually complex that we have had trouble putting it into practice. Bido team and support are extremely professional, delivered great information quickly, and is worth every penny you invest as member of Bido. Their work has allowed me to be much more strategic and more efficient with my domains. Great job guys! You delivered an extraordinary work and leading example of online domain auction experience. You clearly developed and demonstrated an amazing understanding of domain market in a short period of time. I would highly recommend them as domain auction house. I can now plan effectively and know where to spend 20% of my time to get 80% return. They are a top notch, enthusiastic team. I’m glad to be one of their expert members." Tatjana, ProTycoon.com


Simonas writes...
"I am a new, young domainer, so I'm not patient at all. I wanted to find a site, where I could sell my domains in a fast and secure way. Happily, I have found Bido.com. I've sold many of my domains here and I never have been scammed. Other thing which I like about Bido.com is fast and happy to help support. It is best website support which I ever seen, no lies." Simonas, Monassi.com


Ralph writes...
"I just wanted to let you know that I received my check quick and in a timely manner and just wanted to Thank You for that and your great service!"

"Being a part of the growth and development of Bido is exciting for all! Aside from selling and buying domains I find the Vote for Profits feature on Bido to be a great added feature for everyone to take part in. It is simple to use and understand and the added income and profits one can earn from it is endless. Watching my Vote for Profits balance grow daily puts a smile on my face! Thank You Bido! Continued Success."


Prem writes...
"Since the day I joined Bido, I have always received quick and helpful replies to any queries I have had or help I have needed from every person I have interacted at Bido, but once in a while, with some companies/websites, I truly get amazed with consistent top class response from one or two staff members. In case of Bido, I am quite pleased to have experienced such top class response to EVERY support request or online live support from 1 particular person. Garrett Gilmore. Not only is Garrett very fast to reply to my support tickets but also very patient and extremely help during live chat support. Garrett never rushes me during live chat support, even if it means waiting for me to get back to him with required information. Garrett's patience and help nature is amazing and he is one of the best online support person I have come across in last 10 years."


Leonard writes...
"I have always been impressed with BIDO's responsiveness to user feedback and its ability to implement new ideas into its platform. I believe BIDO has a great deal of potential as an additional tool in the domainer's arsenal to monetize domains." Leonard, GenericDomains.net


Matt writes...
"Bido might be brand new but they have rapidly developed into a leading aftermarket for domain names and quickly allows you to turn your domain portfolio into cash or to find some gems that others are willing to part with." Matt, dnTips.com


Bo writes...
"Great Job Guys and Great Sales this is the 2nd time for us to have sold a domain together here and its just an easy and fast experience. Thanks again, Bo M." Bo, MintPenny.com


Eric writes...
"Hey Sahar, Bido is a marvel. Reading your blog this morning governmentjobs.info caught my eye and I noted the time of the auction. My alarm software malfunctioned earlier so I rebooted my PC in order to set an alarm. But I had a hard morning and I forgot to create the alarm and didn't notice the time until 30 minutes past auction start. When I arrived, there were four minutes showing. I tried to bid but was stopped by the ‘authorization required for first-time bidders ‘ message. I figured it was all over but went through the process and bingo I was instantly authorized. Thinking I only had seconds to spare, I didn't read anything really, just clicked away hoping I was in the right place doing the right thing. A few minutes later I won the auction and couldn't be happier with it. You have built a real gem, thanks! " Eric, InternetInc.com


Ralph writes...
"I recently had my first auction here for CDLOT.com which happily resulted in a sale. I wish that I had known about BIDO before. I've got BUYHD.info and UnzipUtility.com coming up tomorow (Monday September 14th.) I hope that they sell too, with more listings to follow. Thanks for a great sales platform."


Peter writes...
"Bido is rapidly becoming not only a great auction site but a fantastic, complete auction experience. The staff is courteous, accessible and most of all, truly professional. As the owner of several thousand domain names and having used every domain name auction site imaginable, I can truthfully say that Bido has become by far my favorite site of them all.
The entire process is professional, educational, entertaining, safe and secure. The best part is that from a financially prospective as a buyer or a seller, you simply can’t go wrong!"


Steve writes...
"I found using Bido.com to be a fast an easy process to purchase and transfer a domain name that I wished to acquire. I would recommend it to anyone desiring to sell or seeking to acquire other domain names." Steve, TrainWeb.com


Alex writes...
"The auction process and transaction couldn't be simpler or more straight forward. I was promptly emailed when I won the auction and was guided through the steps necessary to complete the transaction. Although I didn't need to ask any additional questions, I felt confident that Bido support would be there for me." Alex, DJ Tutorials


Jason writes...
“The very best domain auction experience on the web, seriously, buying domains has never been so easy. From start to finish the auction process is handled with professionalism and dedication that’s second to none. A big thumbs up!!!” Jason, NinePro.com


Bo writes...
"Man What a great lil' auction idea you guys have started. I'm brand new to the domaining thing but its the only place I have seen to have anything as good as this is most auctions sell that I've seen anyways. Thanks for helping me sell one of the 1st domains I have ever resold. Fast and Easy Transactions too. A++ adding more as we speak Thanks again Guys." Bo, ExecutionOrder.com


Abhinandan writes...
"Bido is just similar to its name, It offers fast selling and good price for your domain. Well, I have never earned so much money after selling a domain on other sites as compared to Bido. Bido is fantastic and superb. A must recommended site for all."


Sankalp writes...
"Bido is an Auction Platform that provides a good Opportunity for Domainers to get Top Class Returns on their Domain Investments as the Site's Auction Style is a hit amongst Buyers and Sellers alike and Buyers love the Domains that finally go for Auction on Bido and completely trust the selection made by Bido Staff and Bido Experts.Looking forward to sell a lot more Domain through your Auction Platform."


Michael writes...
"I have recently auctioned my first domains with Bido. This auction platform is interesting, fun and very well run. There is a real need in the domain marketplace for creative ways for buyers and sellers to meet. Bido fills that need and is a welcome addition to the domaining world.

Thank you Bido and I look forward to future sales and purchase transactions!!!"


Dhananjeyan writes...
"It is not easy to trust a company on the Internet when you have never heard of them before and you are dealing with such items as domain names, however my experience with Bido has been perfect!
I was very surprised how easy it was to buy a domain name via Bido using the simplified & powerful web interface. The customer service put me at ease and helped me navigate through the transaction in a perfect way. Overall, I was pleased to do business with Bido and would recommend them to other domain sellers & buyers."


Dilraj writes...
"Bido and the support staff are very professional. My auction experience was very interesting and I look forward to auction many more domains in the future.
An innovative auction process with consummate professionals. Listing a domain with no reserve truly captures the essence of auctioning and Bido's twist with social networking and commentary provided by community experts is phenomenal.
Bido is a great way to liquidate some of your portfolio for much needed
quick revenue. The staff is very helpful and professional. Payments
are quick and can be received in multiple ways. Thanks Bido!
" Dilraj, HolidayMedicalInsurance.com


Helder writes...
"I've sold 2 domains with BIDO, and it was all very easy, ths support is excellent, i was well guided all the way, everything is smooth, the payments are fast, i've really enjoyed, all is very easy, friendly and professional."


Salman writes...
"Bido is the best auction place, where you can not only register for free but also list your domains for free, its not like other auction sites where you pay first and wait for the auction of your domain. Bido support is not only good but also fast."


Jean-Francois writes...
"I enjoyed winning a domain name at this Bido auction, and I found your way of processing the transaction to be very smooth and efficient. In addition, it is completely safe for both parties. I would not hesitate to bid again! And the Bido concept is an attractive one."


Jim writes...
"The staff at BIDO are professional and guide you the whole way! I appreciated their fast responses to my questions. Thanks Bido!" Jim, DomainAssets.ca


Carlos writes...
"In these uncertain times bidding on domain names it is almost bidding a place to live on the Moon. However with Bido.com we are sure that things will run quite perfectly and there will be a human being behind us, not hall." Carlos, DomainsInternational.net


Craig writes...
"Bido offers a slick interface for making it quick and easy to get domains into auction. The social aspect of the platform really helps to validate if a domain is worth going to auction and cuts out those domains that might see few or no bids." Craig, WhyPark.com


John writes...
"This was first experience acquiring a domain here at Bido. And gladly say it will not be my last. The entire process from the auction to the final detail of the acquisition was handled with the utmost in speed and professionalism. Kudos to the entire Bido team for all their outstanding work."


Michael writes...
"Bido.com creates a transparent value-based market for domain names. As a buyer paying a fair price is of utmost importance. Upon winning I found the domain name transfer process to be swift and well handled. Thanks again."


Mazen writes...
"Bido.com offers an outstanding auction platform with great service and quick transaction completion." Mazen, Great Internet Domains


John writes...
"I was kindly surprised how fast and professional Bido works. Submitting is very easy and the people I dealt with (Art and Jarred) are very friendly and helpful! Congrats on a great new concept!"


Cole writes...
"I am very impressed with Bido and how it has come along the last few months. Domains of consistent quality and community-feel make it a great place to hang out and ask questions. Jarred was extremely friendly in communicating post-acquisition and kept me, the buyer, in the loop. Thank you to all of the Bido staff!" Cole, Rural Technocrat


Barry writes...
"I was extremely pleased with the auction format, service and follow-up at Bido. Art was patient, friendly and knowledgeable. The transfer was perfect and exactly as described. I will definitely be returning again." Barry, CRAFTSMAN.TV


Len writes...
"The best experience I have ever had selling a domain via auction! From the initial submission to payment, everything was handled in the most professional and speedy manner you could wish for. If there was a rating system for auction houses I would give Bido the full five stars."


Sai writes...
"I was skeptical in joining Bido.com for a while. They advertise on some domain forums where I am a regular visitor. Finally joined Bido.com, after seeing lot of discussions about their Auction platform. Bought a domain the same day. Jarred was very helpful in making my purchase experience a pleasant one. Wish Bido.com good luck." Sai, Ayhu.com


James writes...
"Bido.com has fused together a cutting edge platform for selling quality domain names. Encompassing a 1-Hour auction with a live chat featuring an industry professional they bring all the pieces to the table to get your domain sold. I was very happy with the entire process regarding the sale of my domain, the communication provided by Bido staff was excellent, the auction went smoothly and was promoted by Bido, and the payment was in my account in days."


Ryan writes...
"My company, Magicians.com, has done business with Bido on several occasions as both a buyer and seller/sponsor, and I have had only positive experiences each time! If you're looking for liquidity for your domain(s), or for a fair buy of a domain or service, then definitely take a look at Bido. Their team is professional and courteous - rare characteristics in this day and age!" Ryan, Magicians.com


Steve writes...
"It was an amazing experience biding in bido.com! I registered my account in the last 3 minutes of the acution and won it. I then paid with paypal and the payment was immediately processed and domain pushed. In less than 5 minutes, I own this incredibly cool name, 737.net. I am so excited. I will definitely choose bido.com again and I also believe it will be your choice." Steve, domaingg.com


Matt writes...
"My auctioned ended Tuesday afternoon, the buyer paid, and my payment arrived by PayPal less than 24 hours after the auction! I'm impressed with the whole process from submission to payment, communication was great throughout. I'll definitely use Bido again." Matt, RegisterMy.com


Adam writes...
"Great clean site, Love the concept! Look out traditional Auctions, Bido.com has arrived!"  Adam Toren (Co-founder, YoungEntrepreneur.com)


Vincenzo writes...
"This is the third domain I have won at Bido and the deal has been great as usual. The domain won is so good, transfer was very rapid and it is a pleasure dealing with people at BIDO. I will buy more and more at their auctions and I recommend it to everybody."


Sergio writes...
"I’ve done a couple of auctions at Bido.com and I find it to not only to be one of the best auction platforms out there, but also by far the funnest. Each auction we’ve done has turned out to be a fun and unexpected experience, because often we have these preconceived ideas of what our domains are really worth. Couple that against expert reviews – sometimes humbling – your own ideas and the actual market, and the reality is another one all together! The market through the Bido.com social auction platform is what sets the real value of a domain, it is real. My experience has been a rewarding one thus far and I look forward to doing more business with Bido for years to come."


Scott writes...
"At first I was skeptical when I came across bido.com, but when I saw the results for recent auctions I was inclined to give it a shot. I submitted one of my domain names and heard back from them the next day that it was accepted for auction. Within the next week my auction was up, and I sold the domain for about twice the amount I expected. I was also paid within 48 hours of the end of the auction. Overall I am extremely satisfied with their service and will be submitting more domains to them for auction. They have a wonderful community of domain name buyers and sellers, and I'm impressed with their professionalism and first class service they provided."


Justin writes...
"Bido is becoming a great place to buy and sell domain names and the staff at Bido are very professional and the support response has been excellent. The chat during the auction with professional domainers and web marketeers is both educational and insightful for anyone involved in the domain industry, not to mention the expert commentary on each domain listed. For sellers, it's a great place to obtain a realistic, fair market value for domain names and for buyers it's a safe and secure way to purchase some great domains. For both parties, Bido offers a win-win situation when it comes to buying and selling domain names. I look forward to this new auction platform quickly becoming a major hit in the industry. Thank You, to the Bido team for making this available and look forward to watching Bido grow and expand into the future."


Jim writes...
"Thanks again for your help through the BIDO selling process. It was fun and I hope BIDO continues to grow!"


Oliver writes...
"I just would like to thank you and commend you on the easiness the transaction was handled so far and hope we will have some future business coming up."


Vincenzo writes...
"Bido has the most advanced interface for domain auctions available today. The quality of domains is high, the prices are reasonable and the paying system is very smart and flexible. I predict a great future for BIDO as it is very useful to domainers."


Stu writes...
"Bido was very organized in setting up my domain for auction and the remittance of payment after the auction was extremely fast."


Morgan writes...
"Bido offers a premium auction service that leaves the buyer feeling safe, secure, and well taken-care of. It is this dedication to top-notch service that will make Bido famous. Bido is setting an industry standard for how the 'perfect' domain transaction should be structured."


Theo writes...
"The interface looks superb, there is so much more behind the scenes!"


Josh writes...
"My experience with bido.com was excellent. Great customer service, quick response time, the system was easy to use, and the bidding process was extremely simple. I won a fair price for my domain and I would definitely recommend using this service to domain buyers. I only wish there were more domains for auction per day."


Sammy writes...
"Bido.com is like woot for domains-one great item each day for a great price, except only one person walks away with the prize. Recently, I was the lucky winner, with my purchase of domaintalk.com. The auction process was simple and I got an amazing deal. This is a great way to add to your portfolio, and there are a lot of deals out there. It's definitely worth checking out every day."


Jamie writes...
"I'm sure I will have questions about Bido as I use the platform more, but so far I'm pretty impressed with what you guys have put together. Thank you for adding me as an expert!"


Patricia writes...
"Bido.com is one of the most exciting Tools for either a Domain Buyer or Domain Seller to make part of their Daily Domaining Lives. Not only is it USEFUL to us all, it's FUN as well. Plus you learn things about domains, keywords, marketing methods and development ideas. I thoroughly enjoy Bido.com ~Patricia Kaehler - DomainBELL.com"


Stephen writes...
"I personally am seeing a lot of promise in their format for truly getting the most value out of a domain. Here’s another jump Bido has on other domain auction sites…with 20+ domain appraisal experts rating each domain as it comes up for auction, a buyer can not only assess each domain’s value, but also LEARN INVALUABLE ADVICE FROM THESE EXPERTS’ OPINIONS. So the value doesn’t just come from buying or selling a domain at Bido, but by also going to the Bido.com website and reading the appraisals from the talented domain experts commenting on each daily domain. If you haven’t signed up yet for Bido’s daily newsletter, every day you wait makes you just another day dumber in the domain name investment community!"


Andrew writes...
"If you list your domain, it’s essentially guaranteed to sell. Whether it’s for $1 or $10,000, at least you know it got great exposure and a fair price."


Aaron writes...
"Congratulations on a successful launch and I’ll certainly be back. You’ve earned the Official Seal of Awesomeness."


Christopher writes...
"Love the ajax on bid amounts.. very sleek"


Ari writes...
"It was a pleasure bidding (and winning) on Bido today. Everything went glitch free, fast, and intuitive. I especially liked the AJAX updates. Keep up the great job!"


Jerry writes...
"I hope nobody reads this recommendation so I keep getting names like housetips.com for $432.00. But I doubt that will happen for long. A good thing like this doesn't stay a secret for long...."


Rohan writes...
"Quick & Professional support. Interface is a little new to me, but nevertheless superb implementation and follow-up. Expert comments for each domain is something new and invaluable. It’s great to see appraisers evaluating the domains so fairly and in such a descriptive manner. Cheers for the initiative taken and constant efforts to better the experience for users."


Kalman writes...
"I have been a fan of Bido from the VERY beginning. During the two or three months that Bido has been around I have won two (in what I believe) AMAZING domain names at a FANTASTIC price!! I enjoy the site immensely and I LOVE reading the fellow expert Bido commentaries and seeing if other peoples opinion(s) on domain names matches my own personal opinion(s). Commenting on Bido has brought a TREMENDOUS amount of traffic to my site. I have met some WONDERFUL people on Bido during the short time your site has been around. I also would like to thank Bido for hiring an OUTSTANDING person like Jarred whom I can email if I ever have a problem or would just like to leave (personal) feedback on the site. Thank you Bido for this MAGNIFICENT site of yours. I lQQk forward each day to another COMPETITIVE auction."
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Bido presents: The BidoAPI - The way to integrate Bido on your Site or Application (Intended for Web developers, Apps developers, Software developers, etc.).

Bido provides an open, free to all and easy to use API.

The API now allows to automate some operations on Bido such as the retrieval of auction lists, domain monitoring, direct purchase etc.

Sites / Apps using the BidoAPI
  • Protrada.com: Find  your valuable next domain on a leading domain trading platform.
  • NameCatch: Free domain sorting tool for domainers.
  • Add your Site / App here: Using the BidoAPI? Let us know, and your site / app will be added on this page. 


  • How to use the BidoAPI?
    Examples on how to use the BidoAPI are provided over here:

    Download PDF



    Need more functionality? Please drop us a note to have access to further functionality as well as to the test (sandbox) environment. If there is a particular feature that you would like to see in the API, please contact our support department and every endeavour will be made to accommodate your request. Basically every functionality that is supported over the Web-Interface would also be available over the BidoAPI.

    RSS Feeds:

    Live + Upcoming Auctions RSS Feed: http://www.bido.com/AuctionsRss
    Feedburner: http://feeds.feedburner.com/BidoAuctions



    Google Site Search:



    Twitter Feed:
    Live Auctions Twitter Feed(follow us)http://www.twitter.com/BidoAuctions 


    Downloadable CSV Files:

    Live Auctions CSV dataset



    (*) All sites / applications using the BidoAPI are entitled to a share in the sales commissions, as a part of the Bido Affiliate Program.
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    Domain Parking - Featuring:

    - Network of Parking Providers: By parking your domains with Bido, your domains will be utilizing a network parking and ad providers. Parking with Bido harnesses the cumulative power of various providers and ad resources together, with one target: Getting the most out of natural traffic to your domains.

    - Optimization Logic: Experience shows that each domain is performing best with different templates and ad-serving techniques than other domains, and that the best strategy is to divert parking among various resources. Bido provides a meta optimization algorithm, that rotates the parking resources for your domain traffic across a network of providers. The algorithm then chooses for each domain: the provider, template and design that is performing best, particularly for each specific domain. Bido releases you from the need to try out different parking companies and compare performance. Bido does this automatically for you. It regularly splits traffic across parking and ad providers, measures performance, and optimizes the distribution of traffic.

    - Freedom of Choice: The parking program is available irrespective of whether your domain is also listed for auction on Bido or not. You may use just the parking option without any selling option. Domain owners have a free choice on Bido: Just park domains, just list for sale by auction, or to combine the parking solutions with a listing for auction. Where the domain is also listed for sale, a "for-sale" link/banner will be added on the parked page.

    Open for All. Parking with Bido is free and open for anyone to join. It is available for any domain names irrespective of the current traffic. You may add all domains at once in bulk. Any and every domain is welcome at Bido.

    - Short payout cycle: The payout cycle is monthly, always on the 6th of every month, for the revenues generated in the previous month. Payouts sent via Paypal, Skrill, or wire. The minimum payout is $20.

    - Getting started: Parking with Bido is simple: To get started simply add the domains over here: https://www.bido.com/Parking, and at your registrar point the Nameservers to NS1.BIDOPARKING.COM, NS2.BIDOPARKING.COM.

    Park your domains with Bido and get maximum revenue for your domain's traffic.
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    Please read the welcome message located after you log into the chatroom for more rules and guidelines for using the chatroom.

    For more information about how to use Bido, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

    Click "Continue" to enter the chatroom, then click to log in.
     
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    This is the tab where all the started auctions appear. 

    Here you may place a bid on any domain that is on auction. Once the auction ends and the BidoPrice is met, the high bidder wins the domain.

    All live auctions are 4 days in length (bearing extensions). Auctions based on votes do not end on Saturdays, Sundays or official holidays. Auctions that were accelerated by sellers may end also over the weekend. Auctions run in 3 daily auction slots, as well as within Auction Events, as described on the Auction Schedule page.  

    Once the BidoPrice is met, all bids placed on live auctions are proxy bids that follow scales. This means, in case of outbid, Bido will place additional bids on your behalf up to your maximum bid.

    When a bid is placed within the last 5 minutes of the auction, the auction will be automatically extended so it ends 5 minutes after the last bid that was placed.

    Under some conditions, an auction might be extended to a second round. In such a case, bids that were placed in the previous round are optional for the bidder. This means that if later on the seller chooses to accept a bid that was placed in a previous round the bidder is given an option, either to purchase or to pass the winning.

    Feel lucky? If the BidoPrice has not been met, the seller may choose to accept the highest Bid.

    When an auction ends with a winner, the auction automatically moves from this tab to the "Recent Sales" tab.
    Click "Continue" to view the items in this tab.

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    This is the tab where all of the recent sales via public auctions appear.

    After an auction ends, the auction automatically moves here from the "Live Auctions" tab.
     
    In addition, if an item on auction, is purchased using the Buy-It-Now option, it will appear here as well.
     
    Items purchased by private negotiations(Make-Offer), or by Buy-It-Now while not on public auction, do not appear in this tab (sale is kept confidential).
     
    You may use the filtering toolbar on the top to filter and sort the items that were recently sold on Bido.
     
    For more information about how to use Bido, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.
    Click "Continue" to view the items in this tab. 
     
    ) [Send to Auction, Vote] => Array ( [title] => Send to Auction, Vote [type] => submitted [contents] => Welcome to the "Send to Auction, Vote" tab!

    This is the tab where all recently submitted domains appear. 


    Here, you may place a bid on a domain, to immediately send it to a quick auction, that will last for just one day (24-hours).

    Also, some domains include a Buy-Now price for immediate purchase, which lets you skip auction and get the domain right away.

    You may also make a private offer to the seller on purchasing the domain, or just suggest the seller a lower BidoPrice.


    Here, You may also vote for domains to go to auction and earn money via Bido's Vote For Profits program.

    You may search for domains over the filter bar, according to name, TLD, category, number of votes, etc.


    Hot Domains
    are most active domains, these are the domains that get voted most quickly.

    To learn more about the process of how items make it from submission through to auction, or to submit your own domains please click here.


    For more information about how to use Bido, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.
    Click "Continue" to view the domains in this tab.

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    This is the tab where all the upcoming auctions appear.

    While an auction is in the Upcoming Auctions tab, you may place a Pre-Bid on any domain at any time. 

    By placing a Pre-Bid, the auction will be added to your "My Auctions" list  (http://Bido.com/MyAuctions) and will be watched by you: 

    Bido will send you a notification once the auction starts, as well as in a case of an outbid, so to make sure you do not miss the auction.

    Additionally, Pre-Bids placed on upcoming auctions are entitled to 2% cash back if they win.


    Pre-Bids are absolute bids (not proxy bids), and may be placed at any amount of your choice, from $38 and up, independent of other bids.
    Once an auction starts, the high Pre-Bid will be the initial bid of the auction. So it might be advisable to place a high Pre-Bid - higher than $38:
    Experience shows that a high initial bid may prevent others from joining the bidding, and thus may ensure your winning.

    When an auction starts, it automatically moves from this tab to the "Live Auctions" tab. 
    Click "Continue" to view the items in this tab.
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    Some potential end user usage of domain includes:
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    remote unlock
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    unlock internet
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    Cell Phones and other mobile devices are increasing at an astonishing rate every year. Consumers are always looking to unlock their mobile
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    With unlock.info, the owner will have an unforgettable domain for this type of market and will also hold value as an investment.

    Past sold examples:
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    This is a no reserve auction and bidding starts at $1. If your pre-bid is over $100 and it wins the auction, you will get a 2% cashback bonus. You may place your pre-bid now to instantly get in on the action.

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    What's Bido:
     
          What we do at Bido -
    At Bido we auction stuff people want.
    Members vote for items to go to auction, and Bido auctions these items, based on the choice of the people. Since our first day of auctions in 2008, over 9,500 domain names voted up to auction by the community, were successfully sold.


     
          Bido's  Vision -  
    Bido's vision is having a platform of value reaching far beyond purely business transactions, but to contribute to social aspects that will have impact on many other people who visit the website. We feel strongly that by cultivating a “desire for knowledge”, by exchanging ideas, and fostering advanced analytical and questioning skills in our youth, future generations will be better educated and more tolerant. We believe that this will create a fundamental shift in our cultural and political paradigms, culminating in a healthier, more peaceful, and ultimately a more sustainable global society/community.


     
          Getting involved -
    We are an open community of people with various interests and skills. Anyone is welcome to join Bido. 

     
     
    Watch how Bido has evolved:




    To learn more about Bido, please visit:
    House Rules
    FAQ
    Terms Of Service
    Contact Us
    Testimonials
    support.bido.com  
     
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    What's Bido:
     
          What we do at Bido -
    At Bido we auction stuff people want.
    Members vote for items to go to auction, and Bido auctions these items, based on the choice of the people. Since our first day of auctions in 2008, over 9,500 domain names that were voted up to auction by the community were successfully sold.


     
          Bido's  Vision -  
    Bido's vision is having a platform of value reaching far beyond purely business transactions, but to contribute to social aspects that will have impact on many other people who visit the website. We feel strongly that by cultivating a “desire for knowledge”, by exchanging ideas, and fostering advanced analytical and questioning skills in our youth, future generations will be better educated and more tolerant. We believe that this will create a fundamental shift in our cultural and political paradigms, culminating in a healthier, more peaceful, and ultimately a more sustainable global society/community.


     
          Getting involved -
    We are an open community of people with various interests and skills. Anyone is welcome to join Bido. 

     
     
    Watch how Bido has evolved:




    To learn more about Bido, please visit:
    House Rules
    FAQ
    Terms Of Service
    Contact Us
    Testimonials
    support.bido.com  
     
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    Sales Affiliate
    Simply promote domain sales and you will earn 2.5% of the sale price for each sale, where the winner was referred to the auction by your link.

    In addition, for each new member who signs up on Bido over your link and places a bid, you will earn $0.50.

    To link to any auction, this is the correct format:
    http://www.bido.com/Auction?name=Example.com&a=0000
    Just replace Example.com with the actual domain name, and 0000 with your affiliate code, and post to potential buyers.

    You can find the full list of links to Bido auctions by downloading the CSV file in both auction tabs ("Live Auctions" and "Upcoming Auctions") on the Bido homepage. When you're logged-in, these links will already include your affiliate code in them, so there is no need to add anything - just post the links and start have your share in domain sales!

    We've got many interactive banners, static banners, lightboxes, datafeeds, and other creative linking methods that are waiting for you to start utilizing right away!
    Please contact us if you need anything else to help promote sales of domains.


    Submissions Affiliate 
    Submissions affiliates refer sellers to list their domains on Bido for sale.  
    You'll get 2.5% of the sales commission, for each domain that was submitted on Bido, over your links and got sold.

    The links for submission on Bido are -
    For listing a specific domain

    Multi-Tiered Structure 
    Additionally, our affiliates program is multi-tiered: You will earn 20% of each commission generated by an affiliate that has signed-up to Bido over a link of yours!



    Start having your share in domain sales today!
    Get your affiliate code now.

    For more info and support on the Bido Affiliate Program, please feel free to contact us.
    affiliates[at]bido.com


    Some example/ideas for generating Affiliate income:
    - If you are a Web/Apps-developer, you could integrate auction feeds into your website/app, with affiliate links to auctions on Bido.
    - If you own a Blog, you could add on your Blog a dynamic Banner with your affiliate code in it.
    - If you have lots of followers on Twitter / Facebook, you could post about auctions on Bido with an affiliate link.
    - If you know about somebody, who could be interested in purchasing any item, you could inform them with an affiliate link.



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    Bido - You Auction, Your Event   We're committed to providing a satisfying experience of inventory that is In-Demand,
    while providing domains from a variety of TLDs.

    At Bido, our auctions run in 3 daily slots. Auction times are as follows:



    Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Asia & Oceania ccTLDs Auctions:

    9am-12am EDT   ( 15:00-18:00 CET , 7:30pm-10:30pm IST 
    )


    Generic gTLDs & sTLDs:
    1pm-5pm EDT ( 19:00-23:00 CET , 11:30pm-3:30am IST , 10am-2pm PST)
    Bido's Generic TLDs: .com, .net, .co, .biz, .org, .info, .ws, .me, .mobi, .name, .pro, .tv, .tel, etc.


    Americas ccTLDs Auctions:
    8pm-10pm EDT   02:00-04:00 CET , 6:30am-8:30am IST)


    Bido also runs Auctions Events. Where an auction event is scheduled, all auction slots from 1pm-5pm EDT are typically reserved for the event.

    All auctions are 4 days in length, bearing extensions.

    Auctions scheduled based on votes, will not start on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, so that these auctions do not end on Saturdays and Sundays. 

    Bido lets now sellers setup accelerated auctions on a self-serve basis, without any limitations, on any day and at any time of sellers' choice, so that auctions 
    accelerated
     by sellers may end also over the weekend. 


    We wish all Bido members happy bidding and good luck with sales!

    Additionally, between 10-11 pm EDT, Bido auctions domains that are categorized in the adult category. These domains are shown only after a login and only when the "show adult auctions" in the profile's settings is set.


    Auctions will not end during high holidays time, including: Christmas/New Year (Dec 24-Jan 7), Easter, Memorial Day (May 28).
    This schedule is subject to changes. Some categorizations are for convenience. 

    To check the current Bido time, please click here. To view live and upcoming auctions, please click here.

    EDT: Eastern Daylight Time ( BidoTime )

    PST: Pacific Standard Time
    CET: Central European Time
    IST: India Standard Time


    To integrate the Bido Events calendar into your own calendar, you may use any of the following links:

         (Or simply add the Google Calendar ID: bido.events@gmail.com to your Google calendar)

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    Bido gives every Bido member the opportunity to have a share in the sales proceeds.
    Start today earning additional income by just copying and pasting one of the banner codes below to somewhere on your Websites and blogs, by posting customized links to auctions on twitter and facebook, or by letting prospect buyers of specific domains listed on Bido know about the auction (e.g. by sending them an email with a customized auction link or a banner code in it).

    Auction Banner
    To get a customized banner for a specific auction, you may add &name=Example.com  to the link in any of the banners below (Just replace Example.com with the name of your domain).
    For example use this, for the  468 x 60 banner:
    <iframe scrolling=no border=0 frameborder=0 width=468 height=60 src="http://www.bido.com/Banner?s=46860&name=Example.com&a=0000"></iframe>

    Own Auctions Banner
    To get a customized banner for all of your own auctions, you may add &p=NICKNAME  to the link in any of the banners below (Just replace NICKNAME with your own nick name on Bido), and the banner will display only your auctions.
    For example use this, for the  768 x 90 banner:
    <iframe scrolling=no border=0 frameborder=0 width=468 height=60 src="http://www.bido.com/Banner?s=46860&p=NICKNAME&a=0000"></iframe>


    To generate affiliate earnings, you may customize the banner by replacing 0000 with your own affiliate code.
    To get your affiliate code, please click here.

    For more infos on how to earn money by promoting domains, please click here.

    For this 768 x 90:

    Use this:
    <iframe scrolling=no border=0 frameborder=0 width=768 height=90 src="http://www.bido.com/Banner?s=72090&a=0000"></iframe>

    For this 468 x 60:

    Use this:
    <iframe scrolling=no border=0 frameborder=0 width=468 height=60 src="http://www.bido.com/Banner?s=46860&a=0000"></iframe>

    For this 300 x 250:

    Use this:
    <iframe scrolling=no border=0 frameborder=0 width=300 height=250 src="http://www.bido.com/Banner?s=300250&a=0000"></iframe>

    For this 200 x 60:
     
    Use this:
    <iframe scrolling=no border=0 frameborder=0 width=200 height=60 src="http://www.bido.com/Banner?s=20060&a=0000"></iframe>

    For this 120 x 60:
     
    Use this:
    <iframe scrolling=no border=0 frameborder=0 width=120 height=60 src="http://www.bido.com/Banner?s=12060&a=0000"></iframe>

    For this 125 x 125:
     
    Use this:
    <iframe scrolling=no border=0 frameborder=0 width=125 height=125 src="http://www.bido.com/Banner?s=125125&a=0000"></iframe>

    For this 120 x 240:
     
    Use this:
    <iframe scrolling=no border=0 frameborder=0 width=120 height=240 src="http://www.bido.com/Banner?s=120240&a=0000"></iframe>


    Static Banners:
    Promote Bido, and receive all types of affiliate commissions (bidding, submissions, new affiliates) where bidders, sellers or affiliates were referred to Bido over your links.

    For this:
     
    Use this:
    <a href="http://www.bido.com?a=0000"><img src="http://www.bido.com/images/banners/banner_468x60.jpg"></a>

    For this:
     
    Use this:
    <a href="http://www.bido.com?a=0000"><img src="http://www.bido.com/images/banners/lightbox-small-default.jpg"></a>

    For this:
     
    Use this:
    <a href="http://www.bido.com?a=0000"><img src="http://www.bido.com/images/banners/lightbox-large-default.jpg"></a>
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    Introducing BidoCredits

    BidoCredits are used by Bido members to perform a number of operations within the website. BidoCredits function in lieu of money and are purchasable by members. A single BidoCredit costs $8.88 with discounted packets also available. BidoCredits do not expire. They remain in your account until you use them or exchange them.

    BidoCredits Pricing

    Credits Price
    1 BidoCredit $8.88
    10-pack of BidoCredits $58.88
    50-pack of BidoCredits $222.22
    100-pack of BidoCredits $333.33
    Purchasing BidoCredits

    You can buy BidoCredits using any major credit card, with your PayPal, Skrill or a Google-Checkout account. You may also pre-fund your Bido account by wire. (contact us for additional payment methods).

    To place a purchase please go to the Bido Payments Page.



    Uses for BidoCredits

    Auction Acceleration

    You may use BidoCredits to accelerate an item to auction and skip the voting process. Used BidoCredits are returned back to your account when:

    - Your auction sells with a winner, or
    - if you accept the high bid within 24 hours (if your BidoPrice was not met) when you used BidoCredit(s) to accelerate the item to auction.

    Used BidoCredit(s) are returned back to your account at the same time Bido pays out your auction proceeds. If your auction does not sell, your credits are not returned.

    Auction Acceleration
    Vote For Profits

    You may exchange 1 BidoCredit for 8,880 Voting Points. Voting Points are used to vote on submitted inventory as part of Bido’s Vote For Profits program. If an item of inventory you voted for, goes to auction and sells, you'll earn a percentage of the sales price, up to .77 percent. Participation in this program can result in hundreds of dollars in profits for you, just for voting on inventory you think will sell in auction.


    Getting free BidoCredits:
    Bido gives free BidoCredits for...
    - Successful completion of sales.
    - Parking your domains with Bido (0.01 BidoCredits per each $0.5 generated parking revenues).
    - Design-for-Profits: Uploading images to listings of other members.
    - Any improvement suggestion or feature request, submitted via Support.
    - Any system issue / bug that found on the Bido Website and reported via Support.



     


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    What is a "BidoPrice"?

    Your BidoPrice is similar to what is commonly known as a "reserve price" in auctions. On Bido, it's the absolute minimum amount the seller will accept for the sale of the item in auction. In determining your BidoPrice, try to select an appealing figure low enough that bidders want to start bidding. Attracting early participants is crucial to your auction's success, because these are the people who start your ball rolling.

    Their involvement attracts more bidders, and heat starts to build as the price climbs, maximizing the outcome for you, the seller. A successful auction has at least two bidders. An attractive BidoPrice encourages people to engage early, which generates bidding wars, upping the price tag of your actual sale.

    BidoPrice
    Bido's In-Demand Auctions - How They Work for You

    On most auction sites, the ratio of items-that-sell to items-being-auctioned is a poor one for sellers: sometimes as abysmal as one sale per one-thousand listings. We don't want to waste your time in an auction that yields nothing, nor do we want to waste bidders' time combing through an endless list of auction inventory that's overpriced or not in demand.

    For everyone's sake, we try to showcase only items that bidders perceive to have value, and the main element creating value is an engaging BidoPrice. Because of this policy, in 2009, Bido had the sale-to-auction ratio of one to three: one sale resulting from every three items auctioned.

    Our secret is to be selective, to auction only items that bidders should find attractive. To determine which items have appeal, we employ the help of the Bido member community, which votes on submitted inventory based on its selling potential. If your item gets ten votes within 30 days of submission, it automatically goes to auction. The Bido community receives financial incentives to vote on well-priced, quality inventory via the Vote For Profits program.

    How to Pick Your BidoPrice

    An excessively high BidoPrice is the main reason items don't attract votes or bidders. Better to set your BidoPrice at an appealing figure from the start, attract votes immediately, get your item to auction fast, generate a bidding war, and walk out with a lucrative sale.

    Sellers new to auctioning usually ask, "But how do I know what my BidoPrice should be?" The answer is simply: the least amount you would take in exchange for your item. Ask yourself what that lowest figure is, and make it your BidoPrice. The lower this number, the more attractive your BidoPrice, and the higher the likelihood of a bidding war resulting in a lucrative price for your actual sale.

    There is no great science to determining your BidoPrice figure. It's simply the least amount of money you will accept to unload your inventory, while at the same time encourage the voters and bidders to become engaged and participate.

    Other Bido Selling Options

    If your item does not get enough votes, or if you don't want to wait for voting, you have the option of sending inventory to auction yourself through a process called Auction Acceleration.

    Another option is to lower your BidoPrice, which automatically resets
    the voting clock to 30 days (you get to retain any votes already accrued).

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    A price request for one of your domains has been just received over email, and you would like a more professional, safe, and quick way to respond to? An offer on your domain has been made, and you would you like to immediately auction your domain to the highest bidder in a public auction, where the received offer would be the initial bid in the auction?


    BidoQuotes now allows you to bring your buyer to Bido and maximize your sale!


    The BidoQuote page has a description of what you are selling, your Buy-It-Now(BIN) price (price quote for immediate purchase) and/or your BidoPrice (reserve for bids), and optionally a timer.
    When prospect buyers land on your BidoQuote page, they'll be able to either purchase your domain immediately (where the BIN option was used), or place a bid and send the domain to immediate public auction (where the BidoPrice option was used).


    You may also use both the BidoPrice and the BIN options. This way, the buyer is given a choice: Either take a chance to be outbid in a public auction, or accept the BIN price you have set and close the sale right away. Enabling both a BidoPrice and a BIN price allows you a method to potentially sell the domain for more than you've anticipated. And it's a win-win for both parties: Buyers won't need to risk loosing the domain in auction and can obtain the domain immediately, and sellers get the price they wanted for the domain.


    When creating a quote, you're also given the option to make the quote have an expiration time, if you so desire. The landing page will then have a count-down clock showing when the quote will expire, so that time is running on your quote. This is useful to provide incentive to the prospect to "act now", and allows you the seller a full control over the time in which your quote is valid. If you enable this feature, the quote will actually close at the time you specify.

    It does not take more than 1-2 minutes to create a quote, and once you've created your BidoQuote, you'll be given a link to the BidoQuote page. You can then send this link directly to any prospect buyer, as offers on your domains are coming in.

    BidoQuotes are free to create and manage. You may create as many BidoQuotes as you would like. For security, all items setup for quotes go through the normal self-serve ownership verification process. It typically takes just a minute, and the system will walk you through the steps when creating the quote.


    After a successful sale, Bido will issue an invoice to the buyer, collect payment from the buyer, and you'll be given the familiar Bido transfer panel to communicate with the buyer to complete the transfer. Once the transfer is finalized, Bido will pay you your proceeds in a typical fashion. BidoQuotes provide absolute protection for both buyers and sellers alike (full escrow for the transaction), and we're here to help every step of the way. The sales commission is 2% of the sale amount where the BIN option has been used, and will only apply to successful sales. Additionally, all sales that are closed via BidoQuote (BIN) are kept private and confidential, and are not published on our sales archive.


    Another use BidoQuote, is by forwarding your domain to the BidoQuotes page (via the link to it)  and so making it the landing page of your domain. This way the BidoQuote is simply a landing page for offers on your domain, where prospect buyers may either use the Buy-It-Now option to purchase the domain immediately, or/and bid according to the set reserve, which will send the domain to immediate public auction.


    To get started now, please click here. If you have any questions about creating or managing your BidoQuotes, please contact us.

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    - Network of Parking Providers: By parking your domains with Bido, your domains will be utilizing a network parking and ad providers. Parking with Bido harnesses the cumulative power of various providers and ad resources together, with one target: Getting the most out of natural traffic to your domains.

    - Optimization Logic: Experience shows that each domain is performing best with different templates and ad-serving techniques than other domains, and that the best strategy is to divert parking among various resources. Bido provides a meta optimization algorithm, that rotates the parking resources for your domain traffic across a network of providers. The algorithm then chooses for each domain: the provider, template and design that is performing best, particularly for each specific domain. Bido releases you from the need to try out different parking companies and compare performance. Bido does this automatically for you. It regularly splits traffic across parking and ad providers, measures performance, and optimizes the distribution of traffic.

    - Freedom of Choice: The parking program is available irrespective of whether your domain is also listed for auction on Bido or not. You may use just the parking option without any selling option. Domain owners have a free choice on Bido: Just park domains, just list for sale by auction, or to combine the parking solutions with a listing for auction. Where the domain is also listed for sale, a "for-sale" link/banner will be added on the parked page.

    Open for All. Parking with Bido is free and open for anyone to join. It is available for any domain names irrespective of the current traffic. You may add all domains at once in bulk. Any and every domain is welcome at Bido.

    - Short payout cycle: The payout cycle is monthly, always on the 6th of every month, for the revenues generated in the previous month. Payouts sent via Paypal, Skrill, or wire. The minimum payout is $20.

    - Getting started: Parking with Bido is simple: To get started simply add the domains over here: https://www.bido.com/Parking, and at your registrar point the Nameservers to NS1.BIDOPARKING.COM, NS2.BIDOPARKING.COM.

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    Bido Frequently Asked Questions


    Buying on Bido


    Q.

    I would like to bid. What is the process to get started?

    A.

    In order to bid you will need to sign up for a free account. As soon as you register, you will be able to verify your account and place bids on live auctions as well as on upcoming auctions.


    Q.

    Are my credit card or PayPal details stored or held in any way on Bido?

    A.

    No. Your credit card or PayPal details are not stored on Bido. Each time you make a purchase, you must initiate your payment with your preferred payment method at that time. You are not billed automatically.


    Q.

    Once I win an auction, how long do I have to remit payment?

    A.

    Buyers on Bido must remit payment within 10 days of the sale. If you delay your payment longer than this amount of time, sellers are given the option to cancel the transaction with you, and you may be treated as a non-paying bidder as per our Terms Of Service. Your seller may be willing to work with you on a case-by-case basis to allow more time, if a reason is stated and agreed upon. Please contact support for more information or assistance if needed.


    Q.

    Once I win an auction, how do I pay?

    A.

    We do not store your payment information. You must initiate your payments manually and enter your payment information each time you win an auction. To pay - please log in and visit https://www.bido.com/Payments. Choose the purchased item from the dropdown, and select the means of payment. The available means of payment typically include: PayPal, Credit Card, MoneyBookers, and Wire. All payments are approved manually, and you will be sent a notice when your payment was approved. This process usually takes anywhere from a few minutes to one business day. Once your payment is processed and approved, the seller will be notified automatically by Bido to transfer your item to you. There is a control panel located inside your account that walks you through all of these steps.


    Q.

    How long does an auction last?

    A.

    Auctions on Bido are "events", and have 2 parts. The first part is the preview window, where bidders may preview the auction and place a Pre-Bid on the item. Auctions that are up for preview are found in the "Upcoming Auctions" tab on the Bido homepage. Bids placed on upcoming auctions are entitled to 2% cash back if they win. The second part of an auction is the "Live Auction" portion. Once the live portion of the auction starts, it will run 4 days (barring extensions). Bids placed in the last 5 minutes of a live auction will reset the clock to 5 minutes remaining. Live auctions are found in the "Live Auctions" tab on the Bido homepage.


    Q.

    I would like to view the upcoming auctions. Where do I find them?

    A.

    Upcoming auctions can be found by following this link: http://www.bido.com/UpcomingAuctions, as well as in the "Upcoming Auctions" tab on the Bido homepage.


    Q.

    Is it possible to "watch" an auction, how can I do that?

    A.

    Yes, live and upcoming auctions can be watched by clicking the "eye" icon next to the auction's title on the home page, by clicking the "Add to Watchlist" link on the auction's page, or by clicking the "eye" icon next to the auction's name on the Live Auctions page. Watched auctions are added to your Watchlist, so you can come back to them later on. You can filter watched auctions on the homepage by clicking the "Watched" link on the top on the auctions tab. The watchlist may be used in order to speed up the initial scanning process, follow the bidding, notice the auction's end time, etc. Your Watchlist is private, no one else can know what is on your Watchlist.


    Q.

    What is the "BidoPrice"?

    A.

    The "BidoPrice" is the reserve price. It's the minimum amount a seller is willing to accept to sell an item in an auction (Learn more). Items are voted in to auction based on their BidoPrice. The BidoPrice of items that made it through voting to auction, reflects thus also a likelyhood for the item to be sold for that price. The minimum BidoPrice on Bido is $38, and auction with a BidoPrice of $38 are also referred to as "NO RESERVE" auctions.


    Q.

    What is a "Pre-Bid"?

    A.

    A "Pre-Bid" is a bid that is placed before the auction starts. It may be placed while the auction is in the "Upcoming Auctions" tab, as well as on any domain that is up for voting (In the "Vote, Send to Auction" tab).


    Q.

    What are the advantages of a Pre-Bid, why should I place one?

    A.

    When a domain is up for voting, a "Pre-Bid" sends the domain immediately to auction. It is the quickest, and sometimes the only way to ensure that the domain goes to auction. When the domain is already in the "Upcoming Auctions" tab, Pre-Bids can be placed at any amount of your choice, from $38 and up, irrespective of other bids. When you place a Pre-Bid, the auction is added to your "MyAuctions" list at Bido (http://Bido.com/MyAuctions), and you will receive a notification once the auction starts, as well as in case your bid was outbid. This helps ensure that the auction is not missed. Also, as the highest Pre-Bid is set to be the initial bid of the auction once started, a high Pre-Bid may serve as a way to limit the number of bidders in the auction, and thus improve your chances to win. Additionally, bids placed on upcoming auctions are entitled to 2% cash back if they win. Also, all auctions in which you participate are saved in your auction history (Auction reports), so this lets you track the auction and its outcome anytime.


    Q.

    How are Pre-Bids treated differently than bids during a Live auction?

    A.

    Pre-Bids are placed as absolute bids. This means they are placed at the full amount and do not follow scales. Once an auction starts and the BidoPrice(reserve) has been met, bidding then follows scales and proxy bids may be placed.


    Q.

    What are the bidding scales?

    A.

    During a Live auction, Bido uses a scaled system. If the current bid of an auction is between $38 and $999, the next minimum bid will be 10% of the current high bid (rounded up to the nearest whole dollar). From $1,000 - $9,999, the next minimum bid is 8% of the current high bid. From $10,000 on up it's 6%. However in order to encourage placing the first bid, the increase between the first and the second bid, must be at least $10. Bidders may bid more than the minimum amount, these are just suggested minimum bid amounts. 


    Q.

    What is the "Starting bid"?

    A.

    The "Starting Bid" is the minimum bid. It is the amount that the bidding will start at. Auctions on Bido typically start at $38, however sellers are given an option to start an auction at the BidoPrice. Also, if there were Pre-Bids, the auction will start at the amount of the highest Pre-Bid.


    Q.

    What is the "Current bid"?

    A.

    The "Current Bid" is the highest bid currently placed on the auction.


    Q.

    What is "Your max bid"?

    A.

    "Your max bid" is the highest bid you want to be placed via Bido's proxy bid system. Once the BidoPrice has been met, all bids placed during a Live Auction go in as a proxy bid, and Bido will automatically bid on your behalf according to the auction scales up to "your max bid." If "your max bid" is outbid by another bidder, then the system is no longer able to place bids for you on your behalf, unless of course you raise your max bid. Bids placed during Pre-bidding (prior to the auction start) are absolute bids (see How are Pre-Bids treated differently than bids during a Live auction?).


    Q.

    How are people placing proxy bids?

    A.

    A proxy is a bid placed after an auction starts. During a live auction, just increase your maximum bid amount over the suggested bid amount and that becomes your maximum bid, which is essentially a proxy. Only then will Bido bid on your behalf as people try to outbid you, till your max is reached and your proxy is superseded. Bids placed prior to auction start are considered Pre-Bids and are absolute bids.


    Q.

    How are bids below the BidoPrice (Reserve) treated?

    A.

    All bids under the BidoPrice (Reserve) are treated as absolute bids. An absolute bid is placed when the reserve is not yet met. Absolute bids are not proxy bids, and are placed at the maximum the bidder is willing to bid. Absolute bids are placed until the reserve is met. During a Live Auction, once the reserve is met, all bids above the reserve are automatically proxy bids, and are placed based on the previous bid and according to the bidding scales.


    Q.

    How can I verify my account, in order to place bids?

    A.

    In order to place bids you will first need to verify your Bido account. You may verify your account by making a one-time micro-payment ($0.1) over any means of payment. This can be done over PayPal, Credit Card, Moneybookers, Google Checkout, your choice. Alternatively, you may deposit any amount to your Bido account, and by this your account will be verified. Should you require an alternative way to verify your Bido account please contact us. This is just a one-time account verification to demonstrate that you payment means that can be used when winning, and by this you become a verified bidder and may place bids on any auction.


    Q.

    When may an auction be extended into another round, and what is the validity of bids placed before the extension?

    A.

    In some cases, where the BidoPrice (reserve price) has not been met in an auction, and at least 2 bids (possibly from the same bidder) have been placed, the seller might be given an option to extend the auction, for another round of 7 days. However, if the seller chooses to extend the auction, and later on chooses yet to accept a bid that was placed in a previous round before the extension, the winning becomes optional for the buyer. In such a case the buyer may either proceed to purchase, or pass the winning. The availability of an option to the seller to extend an auction is not guaranteed , and generally the option will be only available, as long as bids keep coming in. If you've placed a bid, and the auction got extended, it might be advisable to keep placing bids (up to the level you're willing to buy the item for), in order to ensure that the auction will keep running. Once the BidoPrice has been met, the auction may not be extended into an additional round, and the high bidder wins the auction.


    Q.

    I've already sent a wire to pay for an item I won. I want to stop the unpaid auction notices, how may I do that?

    A.

    Please visit this URL: http://www.bido.com/Buying and initiate the process for payment by by wire, then mark the payment as "Wire sent".


    Q.

    I'm buying a domain and would like to know the status of the transaction, where should I check?

    A.

    Buyers have a control panel here. This is the buying overview page listing all your transactions. On this page, you may carry out a number of operations as a self-serve process, for example: make your payments, view transfer statuses, communicate with the seller, send transfer instructions, indicate you have received ownership of the domain, and more. You may also search for transaction history as well as escalate any transaction to Bido support for intervention.




    Selling on Bido


    Q.

    How does Bido work?

    A.

    In a nutshell, auctioning your domains on Bido works like this: Sellers submit domains for auction over the submission form. Listing is absolutely free. Submitted domains are then voted in to auction by the Bido members. Votes are given based on two factors: The quality of the domain name itself, and the selected BidoPrice. Basically, the higher the Quality and lower the BidoPrice, the better the chances are for the domain to be quickly voted to auction. Once a domain receives 10 votes, it will be auctioned. The Bido members who have voted a domain up to auction receive a share in the sale proceeds, once the voted domain is sold. Other options by which domains may go to auction, are: by seller's acceleration, by buyer's acceleration, based on a received offer, or based on parking revenues.


    Q.

    How do I submit some domains for inclusion into Bido's auctions?

    A.

    If you have some domains that you are interested in selling via Bido, please follow this link: http://www.bido.com/SubmitDomains. Items for sale typically go up for voting by the Bido community to be selected for auction, as part of our Vote For Profits program. Sellers may skip voting by using Auction Acceleration. To get started, click here: http://www.bido.com/SubmitDomains


    Q.

    I've just submitted a domain over the submission form, but I do not see it among the auctions, why is that?

    A.

    Once a domain is submitted on Bido, first the ownership on the domain will be verified. Once the ownership on the domain has been verified, the domain will be listed on Bido in the "Send to Auction, Vote" tab. It will go to auction once it either receives enough votes (typically 10 votes) by the Bido community, or when it is accelerated to auction by the seller or by a buyer. Voters vote on a domain to go to auction based on the likelihood that the domain will be sold on auction for the selected BidoPrice. In the case that the domain is not receiving enough votes, you may consider lowering the BidoPrice. The lower the BidoPrice, the more likely your domain will sell in auction, and thus the more likely that it will be voted in to auction by the Bido community. Lowering the BidoPrice also resets the remaining voting time back to 30 days, while keeping the already obtained votes. You may lower the BidoPrice while the remaining voting time is between 0-28 days over the "My Domains->Submitted Domains" page. If you have verified ownership on your domain and still do not see it in the "Send to Auction, Vote" tab one possible reason is that the domain was listed in the adult category. Such domains are visible only after login, and only to members who have have the "show adult domains" enabled on their profile.


    Q.

    How can I verify ownership on domains that where submitted for auction?

    A.

    Bido offers many alternative ways to verify your ownership on submitted domains:
    1) Bido tries to automatically send an email to the admin contact of the domain (as appears in the public whois record), with a link to click to confirm ownership. Please note that some TLDs (e.g. .co, .eu, .mx. etc.) and some registrars (e.g. GoDaddy) do not always list the owner's email on the public whois, and in such cases an alternative verification method (as listed below) should be used.
    2) Bido checks the DNS records of the domain. Ownership on the domain is verified when the domain nameservers contain any one of these:
    a) "THIS-DOMAIN-ON-AUCTION-AT.BIDO.COM" (add this one if you'd like to keep the current nameservers and the current use of the domain. This is just a dummy nameserver, that should be just added in addition to the current list of name servers, it has no effect whatsoever on the domain). Adding this DNS record to your domain also helps refer potential buyers to your listing on Bido, and it's recommended to use it for marketing, also after your ownership has been verified.
    -or- b) NS1.BIDOPARKING.COM, NS2.BIDOPARKING.COM (set these if you'd like to also park your domains with Bido, with an option to have a For-Sale link that refers to your listing page on Bido).
    -or- c) NS1.PARKMANAGED.NET, NS2.PARKMANAGED.NET (These are equivalent to the nameservers in in b) and may be used in exactly the same way for parking your domains with Bido).
    -or- d) NS1.BIDO.COM, NS2.BIDO.COM (set these in order to point your domain to your listing on Bido without parking your domains. It is recommended to use these if you'd like just to redirect all traffic to your listing on Bido, without parking your domain).
    3) Bido checks for your personal "Bido Verification Tag" anywhere on the public whois of the domain. You may find your personal "Bido Verification Tag" on your private profile page on Bido, and add it, via your registrar, anywhere on the domain contact data (e.g. on address field).
    If you need to change anything on the whois record or nameservers, once done, please first check that the change has already taken effect on the public whois record. (Some changes take up to 24 hours to take effect). Once the public record has been updated you may click the 'verify' link next to the domain name on the Submitted Domains page. This will re-initiate the verification process.
    4) Also, the Bido staff goes daily over the list of submitted domains that were not yet automatically verified, and tries to verify these manually. Please allow one business day for the Bido staff to go over the submitted domains and verify.
    If all of the above listed methods have been tried, and your domain has not yet been verified for longer than one business day, please contact support to get the ownership verified.


    Q.

    I noticed that the minimum listing is $38, but I would like to have the $1 auction. Could you please let me know how I could do that?

    A.

    Items that go to auction based on voting have a minimum bid of $38. If you would like to run a true no-reserve auction starting at $1, this can be done by acceleration to auction. Acceleration can be initiated anytime by clicking the accelerate icon on the "My Bido"->"Submission for Auction" page. More info about auction acceleration is available here:http://www.bido.com/AuctionAcceleration.


    Q.

    What is a "NO RESERVE" auction?

    A.

    A "NO RESERVE" auction is an auction where the BidoPrice as set by the seller is equal to the minimum bid that is possible. The minimum possible bid on Bido is $38 for voted items (auction based on votes), and $1 for accelerated auctions (acceleration by Seller). In a "NO RESERVE" auction the high bidder always wins the item at the end of the auction.


    Q.

    How many domains may I list on Bido for auction for free, may I submit my whole portfolio?

    A.

    Submission of domains for auction on Bido is basically free. However, Bido encourages sellers to carefully review their portfolio and not just unload a large list of unrealistic or low quality inventory into the system. In turn, the voters are less fatigued and don’t need to tread through never ending and cluttered lists of inventory. To ensure that, Bido has introduced a limit on the number of free submissions per day. The daily limit is individual, and follows the model of "The more you sell, the more you may list for free". New members may currently submit one domain a day, and this number goes up and up the more sales you generate on Bido. The submission counter is being reset daily at midnight EDT, so additional domains may be always submitted the following day.
    If you would like to submit your whole portfolio, and find the daily limit unpractical, you may first park with Bido all of the domains you'd like to sell. There is no limit on the number domains that may be parked over Bido, and you may submit your whole portfolio for parking at once. Parking revenues will be then credited to your Bido account monthly, always on the 6th of the month for revenues earned on the previous month. Offers on your parked domains may be made over the domain parking page. To park your domains, follow this link "My Domains->Domain Parking" and use the "BULK Add" form to add the domains. Once parked, the domains will be listed for sale on Bido, and may be auctioned based on incoming offers. Domains with high revenues (>$10 a month) may also be sent by the Seller to auction without a need to use BidoCredits to accelerate (free Seller's Acceleration).


    Q.

    May any domain what so ever be listed on Bido for voting to auction?

    A.

    Submission of domains on Bido for voting to auction is basically free, and there is generally no cost to list your domains on Bido for voting. It is up to the Bido community to go over the list of submitted domains, and pick up those that will go to auction by voting. However, every domain that is listed on Bido is expected to have a value of at least $38. To ensure that, Bido has introduced a restriction on the length of the domain name, for it to be eligible for voting. Bido also reserves the right to disapprove an item for voting, where it is apparent that the item does not meet the minimum value requirement. In case any of your items was not approved for voting, you may have it auctioned on Bido anyway, by using seller's acceleration.


    Q.

    May I list my domain for voting to auction, with any reserve price what so ever?

    A.

    Generally, sellers on Bido are free to choose any reserve price they feel happy with for their listing. It is up to the Bido community to go over the list of submitted domains, and pick up those that have the best chances to get sold should they go to auction. Setting an unproportional or an unrealistic reserve price to your item is futile as such items typically will not get voted in by the community, and is thus discouraged. Bido reserves the right to disapprove an item for voting, where it is apparent that the set BidoPrice (reserve price) is unproportionally or unrealistically too high. In case any of your items was not approved for voting due to unrealistic BidoPrice, you may anyway have it auctioned on Bido with any reserve price of your choice, by using seller's acceleration.


    Q.

    May I list adult related Domains, and How are adult related domains treated differently?

    A.

    Yes, adult-related domains may be listed on Bido. However, these domains are shown only to logged-in users, who have opted-in, in their User's settings, to include adult-related domains. You are only required to categorize domains in the adult-category if they include an explicit adult-term. Another difference regarding domains categorized in the adult-category, is that these domains are auctioned exclusively between 10-11 pm EDT.


    Q.

    I have "autolist" enabled, when will my item go to auction?

    A.

    Where a domain is sent to auction by seller's acceleration, the auction may be immediately setup by the seller on a self-serve basis, without any limitations, at any day and time of the seller's choice. Where a domain is sent to auction by voting, and "autolist" is enabled, the auction will be automatically setup by Bido. The start date of the auction ranges from a couple of days of when the domain has received enough votes, to a couple of weeks at the latest. In the meantime till the auction starts, it will be shown in the "Upcoming Auctions" tab. The time till auction's start gives the auction a longer exposure, and allows interested parties to prepare themselves for the auction.
    Each TLD has it's own auction slot quotas. Some TLDs are auctioned / grouped according TLDs, thus it can be that auctions of some TLDs will start later than of other TLDs. It is possible to accelerate a domain to auction even after enough votes have been received, in order to setup the auction on a self-serve basis for a sooner date than the date that was automatically allocated.


    Q.

    I have "autolist" enabled, and my domain has received enough votes, however it is still awaiting auction setup for a long time, why is that and what can I do?

    A.

    Bido has set quotas on the number of auctions per day (currently about 50 auctions a day). Additionally each TLD has its own auction quota. In rare cases, no available auction slot is found in the next couple of weeks, and in such a case the status of the domain is set to "Awaiting Auction Setup". Please allow a few days for the auction to be automatically setup, or contact Online Support to speed up the auction setup.


    Q.

    My auction is online on Bido, how can I forward my domain to the auction page in order to attract more potential buyers?

    A.

    For the duration that the auction is online on Bido, it is highly recommended to forward your domain to the auction page, so that the auction will be shown on the domain's landing page. This is a great way to attract natural traffic to your auction and spread out the word about it. To forward your domain, you may login at your registrar, and just set the DNS servers to NS1.BIDO.COM and NS2.BIDO.COM. It usually takes a few hours (up to 24 hours) and the domain will automatically show the auction page on it. If your domain is a developed Website you may consider putting an auction banner somewhere on the Website instead.


    Q.

    I have listed my domains for sale on Bido, what DNS servers may I use to promote sales?

    A.

    Bido offers two types of a landing page for your listed domains:
    (1) Park your domains with Bido: Initiate the parking over the "My Domains-> Domain Parking" page ,and set the Nameserver entries at your registrar to NS1.BIDOPARKING.COM, NS2.BIDOPARKING.COM. Your domain will be parked with Bido to maximize revenues from traffic to your domains. Parking revenues are paid out monthly, always on the 6th of each month for the earnings of previous month. Parked domains have also the option to have a link to your listing on Bido on the domain's landing page. Also, once a parked domain goes to auction, the landing page automatically redirects all traffic to the auction page, and once the auction closes, the domain is re-parked again. -OR-
    (2) Redirect the domain's landing page to your listing at Bido: Set the DNS entries to NS1.BIDO.COM, NS2.BIDO.COM, and the domain's landing page will show your listing on Bido. Potential buyers visiting the domain are then able to place bids when the domain is currently at auction, or to make offers when the domain is not at auction.

    Q.

    I want to change the BidoPrice for my submitted domains, how to do that?

    A.

    You may lower the BidoPrice (Reserve Price) any time, even when the domain is at auction. This can be done over here: "My Bido -> My Domains -> Submitted Domains" (when the domain is awaiting votes), or over here: "My Bido -> My Domains -> Created Auctions" (when the domain at auction). As the Bido community votes on a domain to go to auction based on its BidoPrice, it is not possible to raise the BidoPrice of a domain where the domain is submitted for auction based on voting. If you would like to raise the BidoPrice, you may do any of the following: a) Accelerate the domain to auction. For accelerated auctions the seller may change the BidoPrice to any amount of their choice; or b) Cancel the submission and resubmit the domain, with the raised BidoPrice. Please note however that in a case of re-submission, 60 days cool-off time, starting with the time that the domain was last up for voting, will be required.


    Q.

    I want to change the BIN (Buy It Now) Price for my submitted domains, how to do that?

    A.

    You may add, change or remove a BIN (Buy-It-Now) Price at any time, even when the domain is at auction, over here: My Bido -> My Domains -> Submitted Domains or when the domain is at auction also over here: "My Bido -> My Domains -> Created Auctions". There are no restrictions on that, you may change the BIN anytime and as many times as you would like. Also, the BIN price is automatically removed in the auction, once the price comes as close as 75% of the set BIN price. So an auction might close even at higher price than the BIN price, where a bidding war is involved, and the BIN option has not been used by the bidders before the current price has reached 75% of the BIN price.


    Q.

    I'm auctioning a domain on Bido, and I would like to change the date or time of my auction. How can I do that?

    A.

    Since other members and bidders have made plans around the date they saw, it's confusing to them if it changes. However, if the auction has not started (Upcoming Auction) and there are no bids yet, you may change the auction date or time. This can be done by first deleting the auction over the "Created Auctions" page (if the auction was accelerated, the BidoCredit is kept), and then you'll be able to re-schedule the auction over the "Submitted Domains" page. if the auction has already started, you may fill a request for support, and an agent will assist you just as soon as possible and review the circumstance on a case by case basis.


    Q.

    I'm selling a domain on Bido, and I would like to cancel the auction listing because I've changed my mind about selling. How can I do that?

    A.

    We typically do not cancel auctions after they are started, so be sure you are ready, willing, and able to sell the item prior to listing it for sale with Bido. If you have any questions about this process, you may fill in a request for support. However, if the auction of your item has not started yet (Upcoming Auction) and no bids have been placed yet, you may visit your Created Auctions page and click the red x next to any auction you wish to cancel.


    Q.

    I would like to sell a pair or a package of domains together. Is this possible?

    A.

    Yes, when you submit your listing, you should select one of the domains in the package to be the main domain that will be shown in the title of the auction. In the subtitle of the listing you should state "Package of .. Domains", "Portfolio Sale", or similar. Then, just add in the Description section of your listing the exact details of the package: the list of the domains that are included and also other items may be added, such as a logo, a Twitter account or a Facebook vanity, a vanity telephone number, etc.


    Q.

    What happens to my BidoCredit if I accelerated an auction?

    A.

    The cost to accelerate a domain to auction is 0.01 BidoCredits per each $10 of your selected BidoPrice. The BidoCredits are returned back to you if the domain sells. The BidoCredits are not refunded if the domain does not sell. If the auction ends and the reserve is not met, and the you decide to select the high bid in lieu of the reserve (sellers have 24 hours to decide), the BidoCredits are returned back to you as well. Learn more here: Auction Acceleration


    Q.

    My domain did not sell in the auction, may I re-auction it? Do I have to relist it for voting first?

    A.

    Sometimes, timing and luck play a crucial role in the outcome of any auction. Thus, where a domain did not sell on a particular auction, Bido encourages sellers to re-auction their domain. Domains that were auctioned based on votes, may be re-auctioned at least twice, without a need to go through voting again. After that, if no bids have been placed in all 3 auctions (original auction + 2 re-auctions), the domain must be re-listed for voting again, before it may be re-auctioned. Re-Auctioning your domain may be initiated over the control panel, by clicking the "Re-Auction" icon on the "My Domains->Submitted Domains" page.
    Re-auctions have the following restrictions: a) A cool-off period of about 1-3 months (depending on the number of bids) is required before subsequent auctions of the same domain. b) Re-auctions are not being scheduled automatically by Bido, even if you have "Autolist" enabled, and must be manually scheduled by the seller once the cool-off period is over. c) Domains auctioned based on seller's acceleration may not be set for re-auction, and must be either relisted for voting or re-accelerated by the seller.


    Q.

    How long does it take, on average, to complete a transaction post auction close?

    A.

    After an auction closes, the winning bidder will remit their payment to Bido. The seller then transfers the domain name to the buyer. Once the buyer has received the domain, proceeds are disbursed to the seller, and any voters, if applicable. This process may happen as fast as 24 hours or may take days. It all depends on the responsiveness of the parties involved. Bido does its best to ensure a timely and smooth transaction for all who are involved. Buyers have a control panel here, Sellers have a control panel here, and voters have a control panel here.


    Q.

    I'm selling a domain and would like to know the status of the transaction, where should I check?

    A.

    Sellers have a control panel here. This is the selling overview page listing all your transactions. On this page, you can see if the buyer has paid, view transfer statuses, communicate with the buyer, read and respond to transfer instructions, as well as see the amount of your auction proceeds. You also may of course search for transaction history as well as escalate any transaction to Bido support.


    Q.

    Do all domain transfers require a transfer out of the domain (change of registrar), rather than an internal push (within the current registrar)?

    A.

    No, there is no strict requirement regarding the type of transfer. Buyer and Seller communicate after the auction close to determine the best method of ownership transfer. However, should the buyer prefer to use their own registrar, the seller has to accommodate for that. Sellers are expected to be able to deliver the domain to the buyer immediately upon sale. Seller should make sure upon listing their domain on Bido, that they will be able to transfer the domain out if necessary upon sale. Bido is there every step of the way to make it a smooth process for all who are involved and a Bido Transfer Manager will oversee the transaction. Buyers have a control panel here, and sellers have a control panel here.


    Q.

    How long do buyers have to receive a domain once the transfer was initiated?

    A.

    Once sellers make the domain available for transfer and have done all necessary steps on their side for the transfer to be finalized, they click a link 'Domain transferred' to indicate they have transferred the domain to the buyer. A timestamp will appear when the seller clicks the link to confirm that they have initiated the transfer of the domain. The buyer will then be asked to finalize the transfer on their side and to confirm receipt of the domain. Buyer does this by clicking the link 'Confirm domain received'. When the buyer confirms receipt, the seller will be eligible for payout of their sale proceeds. If the buyer does not respond within 10 days, the seller will become eligible for payout of their proceeds by default. If you have any questions about this process, or need further assistance, you may fill in a request for support and we'll be glad to take a look and expedite the process for everyone. We're here to help every step of the way.


    Q.

    When are payouts being sent to sellers, is there payment hold period before disbursing funds?

    A.

    No, there is no hold period. As soon as funds are eligible to be paid out, sellers may initiate payout (funds withdrawal) from their Bido balance, to their preferred means of payout (PayPal, Moneybookers, Google Checkout, Wire, etc). This can be done anytime over the "Balance->Payments" page. Bido issues payouts automatically to sellers at the end of each month (Minimum payout $25), where sellers have not already initiated the payout by themselves. Bido offices are closed over the weekends. To avoid delays, please ensure that your selling preferences are up-to-date and accurate.


    Q.

    Which payout method are you most likely to use when paying the seller’s funds out?

    A.

    Bido can payout your funds in many methods. Bido sends PayPal payments Monday though Friday. PayPal payouts are typically sent via PayPal Masspay, or in some cases as a special type of payment, called "Personal, Payment owed" (at Bido's sole discretion). We understand that fees are a concern of sellers and we do our best to help you avoid large fees wherever possible. Seller may anytime initiate a payout of their balance over the payments page ("My Bido->Balance->Payments"), once a payout is initiated, it will be typically sent within one business day. Where sellers do not initiate a payout of their balance, Bido payouts the balances once a month, at the end of each month. In addition to PayPal, payout by Wire, Google Checkout, and Moneybookers are provided (please contact support for these latter payout methods). Bido can also credit your account at some major registrars (Please inquire over online support). Wire payments, if you require them, have fees. Other payout options may be offered as needed on a case by case basis. Please specify your payment details and keep them up to date on your Selling Preferences page. If you do not have your selling preferences filled out, we do not know where to send the funds to, and in such cases the funds will be kept in your Bido balance and you may request payout later on, or use the funds to make purchases on Bido. Please use all of this information as a guide only and it's all subject to change at any time and without notice. For more information about any payment related questions, please contact support for the most current and accurate information. Bido aims to make receiving your funds as quick and easy as possible.


    Q.

    I would like my balance be paid out via wire. Is there a fee deducted if I require a wire sent to my bank?

    A.

    The fee for Bido to send a wire is about $25 to all countries. This fee is charged by the involved banks, Bido does not keep any of it. Bido pays out the full proceeds, and the fee is then deducted from the full proceeds by the involved banks if you require a payout by wire. This amount may change at any time. 




    My Bido Account


    Q.

    I forgot my password, how may I retrieve it?

    A.

    If you have forgotten your password, you may initiate forgotten password assistance from the login form itself. First, enter your email address, then click the "forgotten password" link.


    Q.

    I want to change my password, where do I start?

    A.

    If you would like to change your password, please log in and visit your "My Bido" -> Private Profile page. It is there where you will be offered a secure link ("Change Password") to click and initiate the quick and simple process.


    Q.

    How can I change my member nickname?

    A.

    Bido does not typically endorse nickname changes, but if you would like a nickname change, please place a request for support. In your request, mention your desired nickname, as well as your old nickname, and the reason for the change.


    Q.

    I want to adjust my email notifications preferences, where do I find these settings?

    A.

    If you would like to adjust at what time your auction start notification email goes out, or if you wish to turn some of the notification emails off, please log into your account and visit your My Bido -> Notification Settings page. Also, each Email that Bido sends, includes an "Unsubscribe" link that lets you turn off that type of notification by a single click, without a need to login. Should you want later on to re-subscribe you may do that over the mentioned "Notification Settings" page.


    Q.

    May I have more than one account on Bido?

    A.

    You may have more than one account on Bido if you have a good reason to - (Good reasons include: Separate business and personal use accounts, separate accounts for selling / buying, separate accounts for non-adult and adult domains, wish to bid over a more anonymous account for a specific auction, etc.) - And provided that you do not vote from one account for another, and do not bid from one account to another, and provided that non of your other Bido accounts has been suspended.


    Q.

    How can I close my account on Bido?

    A.

    If you just wish not to receive email notifications from Bido, you may select "Do not email me about anything" in the notification settings, and Bido will not send you any further email until you choose to reactivate. If you would like to completely close your Bido account, you may change the email in your profile to closeaccount@bido.com, or send a request to our support, and it will be closed. Please consider sending us feedback (feedback@bido.com), if you have any suggestion on how Bido can be improved.


    Q.

    How do members vote on domains to go to auction? Does Bido give free voting points?

    A.

    Members are voting using voting points. Bido automatically loads free Voting Points (also called complementary Voting Points) to the Bido accounts of all active members (who have ever either bought or sold at least one domain on Bido). The exact number of voting points is individual and is correlated with the volume of overall transactions on Bido. Voting points can be also obtained by exchanging 1 BidoCredit for 8880 Voting Points. Further info is available here.


    Q.

    I want to subscribe to your RSS feeds, what is the URL?

    A.

    If you would like to subscribe to our RSS feed with your RSS reader, or integrate it into your website, please use this URL: http://www.bido.com/AuctionRss




    Site Rules / Infractions


    Q.

    What happens if the high bidder fails to pay for the auction?

    A.

    In the rare event of a high bidder failing to pay for the auction they won, Bido will work with the seller to determine the best route - the seller may do any of the following:
    1) Continue to wait for the buyer's payment, or
    2) Seek another bidder's bid, if applicable, and if the other bidder agrees, or
    3) Schedule and run a re-auction at any time of seller's choice, while informing the other bidders about the scheduled re-auction.
    In addition, non-paying bidders risk losing their Bido account privileges and Bido reserves the right to demand from the non-paying bidders a payment of the Bido Sale commission (up to a maximum of $40 per Auction). More information is in our Terms Of Service. Please contact support if you need further assistance.


    Q.

    What happens if the seller fails to transfer the item I won?

    A.

    In the rare event of a seller failing to deliver registration rights or ownership of an item you purchased, Bido will either refund your payment or credit your account, depending on the circumstance. In addition, non-delivering sellers risk losing their Bido account privileges. Uncompleted auctions are removed from our Sales Archive immediately if they are deemed nonviable. More information is in our Terms Of Service. Please contact support if you need further assistance. Remember, these cases are extremely rare, as Bido is typically a community of trustworthy sellers.


    Q.

    If I'm selling a domain on Bido, may I have it listed on other domain name marketplaces?

    A.

    Yes, domains listed on Bido may be listed on other places as well. However once the live auction is started, for the auction's duration (typically 4 days, bearing extensions) the domain may not be sold, over any other way, and may not be auctioned in parallel on any another place. More information is in our Terms Of Service.


    Q.

    What is the Bido policy on non allowed listing?

    A.

    A domain name with a meaning that appears to be offending to the feelings of the public in general, of a group of people, or of a particular individual, may not be auctioned on Bido. In addition, no obscenity is allowed in the illustration images. Also, a domain name that includes in the name of it, the brand name of a very well known brand, which is worldwide identified and worldwide recognized by the public as a whole, as the name only for that specific brand, may not be auctioned on Bido. In case your domain was disapproved based on this ground, and you think this is a mistake, you may contact support, and we will review the listing in light of your observations. Bido has the sole discretion in determining what is deemed to be a violation of its policy.


    Q.

    Are there things that a seller must, or must not, include in the description of an auction?

    A.

    There is no predefined set of rules on what a seller should, or should not, include in the description. However, the general requirement of "Good Faith" when listing items for sale, does apply. In particular, the seller may not state information that is likely to be misleading for the purchase decision of the common buyer. Also: (1) If the domain name includes in it a typo, which is very hard to be noticed by the common buyer, the seller has to mention this (e.g. "typo of ...") in the description. (2) If the seller chooses to state the "Age" of the domain name, that stated age must correspond to the creation date as is shown in the public Whois. (The seller may instead use terms like "first registration/first use since ...", to denote that the domain was originally established on an earlier date). (3) If the seller cannot transfer out the domain, but can only push the domain within the current registrar, the seller has to mention this in the description.
    An obvious infraction regarding the description is a ground for cancellation of a transaction by the buyer, and might lead to further restrictions as to the seller's ability to sell be Bido.


    Q.

    What is voting misuse and what are the consequences?

    A.

    Voting on a domain to go to auction must be based exclusively on the merits of the domain name itself and on its BidoPrice. Continuously voting for sellers rather than for domains is not allowed, and voters are expected to respect that. Bido is constantly running regressions to find correlations between voters and sellers, and once detected the voter's account is automatically limited. In case your account was limited, and you think this is a mistake, please contact support to get that limit released.


    Q.

    What is fictitious bidding and what are the consequences?

    A.

    Bidding in an auction must be made with a real, genuine and sincere intention to purchase the item from the seller for the amount of the bid. Placing a bid in an auction without such intention is regarded as fictitious bidding. Fictitious bidding, in particularly where as a result the price in the auction is "pumped up" for the other bidders in the auction (also known as Shill-Bidding), is strictly prohibited. Bido is constantly running regressions to find correlations between bidders and sellers, and where Bido has reasons to believe that fictitious bidding was involved, both seller's and bidder's accounts are suspended. Bido also reserves the right to cancel such auctions, where it could be determined that fictitious bidding was involved. In case your account was suspended, and you think this is a mistake, please contact support to get this cleared.


    Q.

    What is parking abuse and what are the consequences?

    A.

    Parking revenues should generated by natural traffic (type-in, etc) to the parked domains. Domain owners may not promote traffic to their parked domains in any way (ads, "arbitrage", etc.). The parking system is constantly performing automated audits to ensure that. In cases where there are significant indications of parking abuse, Bido reserves the right to disapprove any further parking of the involved domains, to delay payouts of parking revenues is such cases, and in repeating cases of parking abuse, to put the Bido account privileges of the member on hold. More information is in our Terms Of Service. Please contact support if you need further assistance.




    Expert Commentators


    Q.

    I’m interested in becoming an expert commentator. Where do I apply?

    A.

    If you would like to apply to become an expert commentator, please follow this link and fill out the application: http://www.bido.com/BecomeExpert. Please be sure to provide a biography about your experience in the domaining industry for your application to get proper review and consideration. Additionally, it is required to have at least one domain either sold or purchased on Bido, in order to be approved as an expert.


    Q.

    What are the benefits of becoming an expert?

    A.

    Expert commentators may add commentary and reviews on Auctions running on Bido. These Commentary and reviews on Bido are viewed over time by thousands of people providing increased recognition for yourself, your company, and helps promote your business. Being featured on one of the most popular domain name auction Websites will increase your credibility and standing in the domain community. Bido keeps a history of every auction so you can refer to your comments for years to come. Search engines will also index your comments and links to your website, further strengthening your web presence (SEO) and branding. Your profile will give users the ability to communicate with you directly and allow you to highlight your personal and professional interests. In exchange for contributing your time and domain knowledge, Bido will help you connect with new clients and build your own business. Learn more here.


    Q.

    I'm an Expert but I'm not listed on the <