Domain sold at previous TRAFFIC auction on the block at Bido, Bido Chat in the works.
Bido’s auction on Wednesday will be for FixedLoans.com. This will be an interesting auction to watch because the domain was sold at a TRAFFIC conference in 2006 for $10,000.
Some may view this auction as a test of Bido’s clout in the domain auction business, but it could really go either way. If it sells for more than $10,000 it could be because fixed loans are getting a lot more attention now than two years ago, or it could be because Bido delivered good buyers. If it sells for less than $10,000, it could be because the domain market is softening.
The domain was mentioned in David Kesmodel’s The Domain Game book.
The auction will start at 1PM EDT Wednesday and last for one hour.
In other Bido news, it appears that a chat feature is in the works. Sahar Sarid’s Facebook profile has an update on Tuesday that reads “Sahar Sarid is testing Bido.com’s new feature: Chat!”. It’s not clear yet how this will be implemented, but Bido is doing a good job pulling together a community around domain auctions. (Thanks to a reader for the tip.)
It looks like Bido’s servers crashed today as a result of the chat feature testing and traffic for the auction. Auction software needs to be highly scalable due to the quick action of bidding.
Bido is currently down as of 7:30am PST. They must be getting hit hard with people trying to see this auction.