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Hello has anyone heard of Bido/Why is it 100%impossible for me

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  1. reverse2

    reverse2 New Member

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    I am brand new to this and thought investing in domains would pay off later on. I want to know if anyone has heard of Bido. They charged me 58USD +8.88USD for 11 "credits" and well I have collected a bunch of domains I need to be rid of as I will be paying annual fees. Their customer service does not answer support tickets ever, nor do they appear to answer their phone, and the website does not work properly for me, giving me contradictory results as to whether my items are on auction or not, and if they are not on auction this will explain why they are never seen. I had also tried Godaddy 3Y ago using an option called "cashparking" where I shelled out few quid a month for about 6 months and consistently got zero page views. My domain names sound similar to ones that sell for 500 or 1000, but they don't have an Alexa ranking. Please tell me if you know Bido, anybody and why I NEVER GET SEEN. How am I different from others -Do you think Bido is a closed social club where members help each other out and repel outsiders/newcomers? I know that's a diffuse question consisting of more than 1 question but any replies will be appreciated
     
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  3. AssetDomains United Kingdom

    AssetDomains Well-Known Member

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    I never tried bido cant comment do you have them listed on place like sedo if so have there been any offers.
    If there good you could try listing them for sale on forums like this.
    This place is pretty UK focused but there are similar forums that deal in other TLDS
     
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    thank you

    Most of my domains are .com, No I have not tried Sedo as yet. I had created a free account long ago, but never tried it.
     
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    You could list them here but people prefer UK domains plus the markets pretty slow post a few of your best ones in the appraisal section get a idea what they might be worth to resellers other than that try and contact end users
     
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    I have heard of Bido, yes. I have never actually done business there so I cannot comment much on that. I do think it's a "domainer venue" that attracts mostly industry insiders (resellers mainly), however, I would not call it a "closed social club".

    I would recommend trying some of the free options for both parking and selling. As the previous post mentioned, SEDO is an option...you can choose to list/park names, which is free upfront/contingent(commissions on sales) - They also offer some level of promotion, which comes with fees, separate from the sales commissions. Godaddy(TDNAM) has a low-cost marketplace. You could take advantage of their Premium Domain Sale listing, which is entirely free (except the fairly high sales commission). There is Afternic, which works in a fashion similar to SEDO, except rather than charge for promotion separately, they increase the commission percentage if you opt for promotion upgrades.
    Other notable venues:
    DomainPower.com
    DomainTraffic.com

    Those are just a few of the venues - the ones I have personally experienced. There are others out there.

    Note:
    -If the names have no inherent traffic (generic or sometimes old traffic from previous use), parking might not make much sense.
    -When listing for sale, make sure you are listing under the most applicable/relevant categories and tags.
    -To generate some traffic promote your listings creatively, in ways that do not violate any rules(read TOS wherever the names are listed) eg. in your sig, handle, on various listing/promo sites, etc
     
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    Many except names as shelf fillers and a cash cow that keeps giving especially so for newbie’s who’s often the names are just not up to par?
    If you can sell on these sites then most likely you could have without them and for more?

    Start at why you reg a name was it a product, service, geo etc, then who provides, uses deals in etc contact them, also owners other cctld tlds etc and there competitors ….
    Truth is often that people just want the com or there local cctld (there are others but likely long gone if there actually sort after)

    Another type domainers love to palm around the “brand “ which although there are some pointers as to what makes a good one there is no hard and fast rules hence every bit of shit under the sun is categorised this when selling… (Again unlikely in anything other than com or highest local cctld)

    Personally don’t think names should be were to sell its why to reg in the first place is the key?
     
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    Edwin Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    You could always let them expire... that way, you won't be on the hook for any renewal fees, and you've only lost your sunk costs.
     
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    I use bido now and again, though I have never paid for their services, just use the free account allowing you to upload 2 domains a day and then wait for them to get into auction. If they dont get voted into auction my view is that there is no one on Bido at that point interested and so its not worth paying to accelerate them to auction.

    I have sold a couple at Bido and the transactions went smoothly, plus they responded to emails......

    If you've got decent .com's then try sedo, if you want a quick sale then list them at Namepros.com but they are domainers and so you wont get top price for them...

    or as stated above, just cut your losses and let them expire...
     
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    The people that started Bido aren't the people that run it now. Honestly, I almost never hear it talked about anymore and haven't paid any attention to it once it had closed down for a while in the past. Would be a great idea for a site if they could attract serious buyers, but they never really could.
     
  11. sdsinc Iceland

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    I'm not sure what you are expecting from Bido. But it's known mainly as a place where domainers offload their unwanted (junk) domains. Not a place where qualified buyers abound.

    Paying for parking... you've been taken for a ride

    Without even seeing your domains, I would assume they are worthless.
    That's why exposure if not your problem.

    If you have good names, end users will find you.
     
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