Bido is making a couple smart changes to its auction platform in an upcoming release.
First, Bido will start offering multiple auctions per day. It’s unclear how these will take place, but it could be several at the same time or one per hour (or half hour) throughout the day.
Second, expert users will now be able to vote on which domain names will be auctioned off. This is a great way to use crowd sourcing to figure out which domains have the most potential. Because the voting will be limited to registered users who have applied to be experts, it should prevent much of the gaming that could take place if anyone could vote on the domains to be auctioned.
Both of these changes are necessary and beneficial. Multiple auctions per day means that more people will get their domains into the auction and Bido will make more money. The voting mechanism will result in better domains being selected and relieve a big headache for Bido staff (not to mention deflecting criticism of domain selection).