What is Bido.com? We now have part of the answer.
Bido, a new domain company founded by DNJournal editor Ron Jackson, Recall Media founder Sahar Sarid, and a couple other Recall Media employees had its official launch party in Las Vegas last night. After a couple months of suspense, we now know what the guys are up to. Well, sort of.
It appears that Bido will be a platform of services for domainers. According to a post at DNJournal, the company will roll out daily live auctions in which only one domain is available “to give sellers the maximum possible exposure for their high profile domains.” The commission will be only 8%.
Also, domain management system DNZoom will be part of Bido. It’s not clear what the exact relationship will be, but Jackson wrote “the team that developed [DNZoom] have both been brought under the Bido.com umbrella. The company believes that move will ensure it has the right people and technology in place to roll out the additional services planned for the months ahead.”
I didn’t put two-and-two together when Jackson recently profiled DNZoom. He mentioned that he was contemplating a business relationship with the company, which I found surprising. Jackson says he doesn’t have time for new ventures, so I assumed Bido was the exception to the rule. It would have been odd to also have a relationship with DNZoom, but by combining the two this makes sense.
So, do we know what Bido is? Auctions, domain registrar management and parking management…what does this add up to? My guess is a complete platform for the entire lifecycle of domains: registrations, monetization, and sales.