I’ve always had a special place in my heart for Bido.Â They have taken domain auctions to another level with a series of innovations that most (all?) other domain auction houses would be unwilling to try.Â Plus they actively listen to feedback from the community, and take action on it.
One drawback of Bido, however, has been that they only accept .com domains.Â While that may be suitable for an American audience, it leaves most of the rest of the world out in the cold.
Fortunately Bido has again listened to the community and changed this policy.Â Bido is now accepting .in and other cctld domains for auction.Â I think that this is a very positive step as it offers Bido the opportunity to transform itself from an American centric company to an international one.
The focus and exposure that an auction at Bido has is far wider than anywhere else one could sell a .in domain.
Bido has further improved their offerings lately by allowing sellers to set a reserve.Â Bido has also priced their commission to provide a strong incentive for sellers to set a reserve that will ensure the domain sells at its market price.
I think that Bido introducing .in auctions is also a great opportunity for the Indian domaining community — in two ways.Â First, if you’ve got a quality .in domain to sell, please submit it for consideration at Bido.Â With the exposure your auction will get, you’re likely to receive the best possible price for it.
Second, it gives a chance for us to promote .in to the rest of the world.Â Bido has a loyal and active community following, many of whom likely know little about the .in market.
I’m very glad that there is now a new venue to sell .in domains and I can’t wait until the first .in domain is on auction!