is bido trust worthy they accepted 4 of my names

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  1. mech21

    mech21 New Member

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    is bido trustworthy they accepted 4 of my india domains thanks for replys
     
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    abhishekjha India Member

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    the answer is- 'NO'.. i hate them very much.
     
  3. Ceres

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    Hi mech21,

    Yes, in my opinion, Bido is a trustworthy company. One of the reputable domainers behind Bido is Sahar Sarid of Conceptualist.com.

    To date, there have been two Indian domains sold via Bido:

    Success.co.in

    Translate.co.in

    BTW, congrats on getting your four Indian domains accepted. Are you able to share with us which domains they are?
     
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    zap Canada Member

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    I am curious to hear your reasoning. What problems did you have with them?

    I just sold my first name there a few days ago and have another one coming up
     
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    chandan India Member

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    congrats :)

    which name u sold there ?
     
  6. Jeff
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    Jeff Canada Administrator Staff Member

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    Congrats mech21 on getting your domains accepted at Bido. Considering that they only auction one domain per day, getting four domains accepted is quite a coup!

    Can you let us know what the domains are?

    Bido is very trustworthy. They are one of the leading auction companies in the domain industry and backed by some of the largest domainers. If they did anything dishonest, it would be headline news across the industry, and they'd pretty much lose everything - it would be a stupid move on their part.

    Many people are upset with Bido about not accepting their domains for auction. I think a lot of that comes down to the fact that Bido only auctions one domain per day, so they can really only accept an extremely limited number of domains. So, a lot of people with good domains at good prices get turned down, which is disappointing.

    I've never been a seller on Bido, but I've been a buyer and everything was handled very promptly and professionally. Customer service was excellent and it was far better than dealing with Sedo or Afternic.
     
  7. zap

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    Well the one I sold there last didn't do very well at all....

    But the one I just got accepted is a .co.in!
    I will tell the name as soon as I know the date for sure.
     
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    Jeff Canada Administrator Staff Member

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    Which one did you just sell?
     
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    Just received word that Lender.co.in is on auction at Bido for July 22. I will report anything of interest. So far they have been very professional.

    Bido.com - Bid on Bido
     
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    zap, thanks for the update. It's great to see another Indian domain being auctioned on Bido! Best of luck. :)
     
  11. MediaHound

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    Hi Everyone, we now allow multiple domains per day and are allowing the community to vote on what goes up for auction. So if we didnt win your heart yet when you tried us out over the last 12 months, please come back and give us another chance. We had to be very selective when we did only one domain per day, but now we can handle a lot more auctions and overall handed over the selection process to to the members. We hope you like our new format. If I may help with anything else, please let me know. Happy to be here and hope to update you guys more often about our Indian domain names up for sale.
     
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    Hello MediaHound, welcome to INForum. :)

    The new Bido format sounds very promising.
     
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    Thank you Ceres. Nice forum you have going here.
     
  14. domain7

    domain7 United States New Member

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    I was surprized when my few names were accepted by bido for auction because earlier attempts were denied probably because of high reserve. However, I realize that they are accepting more domains now because they are planning to auction more than one domains per day. My domains are approved and I submitted the contracts (which is frankly very tedious redundant process and certainly requires some update), but I don't know when they will go on auction.

    Let's hope they come out with so called "votes by experts" sooner, although lately experts on bido are way off in their predictions.

    Domain7
     
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    We have voting by experts in place already, domain7, it went in a few days ago.
    All No Reserve domains go through a voting process now. We feel that crowdsourcing the approvals in this fashion is ultimately better than what we had in our early days.
    Regarding the contract process, we realize that can be improved, thank you for the feedback.
     
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    domain7 United States New Member

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    When I checked votes on my domains there were none, so I assume that they probably would not go for auction. How many days after "approval" voting starts?

    thanks,

    Domain7
     
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    Immediately after you verify ownership of your domains, if they are NO Reserve, they go up for voting to the Experts.
     
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    wot Thailand Well-Known Member

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    Not the same bunch that chose ForeclosureCalculator.com I trust. :rolleyes:

    Sorry, could not resist that. Always difficult to introduce a new auction format what with Sedo/Afternic/roadshows etc but the more competition the better.

    Good luck with the revamped site/format.
     
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    Having different experts that specialise in different cctlds and gtlds might help somewhat. For example, being aware of local terms and spellings can be very important when valuing a domain name. For example, see this thread.

    It's the members on INForum that make it a nice forum, and Jeff is the brains behind this forum. ;)
     
  20. MediaHound

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    Agree with that 100%