Bido is a market place for selling and buying domain names. Bido is a Social Auction Platform. I want to through some light on how Bido selects the domain names from submitted ones.
Before we dive into how Bido selects the domains for selling, go through the Bido Rules which should give you the major steps involved in selling domain names on Bido.
Bido Voting System
Bido doesn’t auction all submitted domains. Domains get voted by Bido members and those which receive atleast 20 votes are the ones that make it to Bido’s auction. So for a Domain to get auctioned by Bido, it needs 20 votes. This pretty says why Bido is a Social Auction market place.
How to vote on Bid?
You have to be a registered member of Bido inorder to vote. Registration needs a small payment of $0.10, which i guess is to verify the registrant. Once you login to your Bido account, Go to Auction -> Submitted. Search the name on the Search bar if you can’t find a particular name on the list and then Click the “Thumbs up” image next to the domain name if you want to vote for that particular domain name.
What i would like to see on Bido voting system?
1. There is a “Thumbs up” image for voting. After i cast the vote it changes to “Tick mark” which is cool. What if i cast a vote by mistake. I don’t find a way to “Cancel” my vote.
2. The last submitted names are on the top of the list by default. I would prefer to see the first submitted names on the top as they are the ones which have least time to get the required 20 votes. I can sort it by clicking on “Days” column, but to have it by default would be cool.
I have submitted DTVBoxes.com on Bido. Vote for it if you like the name.