Bido releases new features on auction platform today.
Social auction platform Bido released several new features today. I logged in this morning to check them out, and I think these changes will help take Bido to the next level in domain name sales. Here are a few of the changes.
1. Comments – Previously, you could only give a ‘thumbs up’ to an expert commentary about a domain name. Now you can leave a full comment, either reaffirming or disagreeing with the expert’s analysis. This will make the comments more fluid, and many of these experts will learn what it’s like to be a blogger 🙂
2. Vote on auction submissions – this is the most powerful of Bido’s new features. Experts can vote on submitted domain names to help pick which ones will be auctioned. The crowd will select the domains, and people can no longer complain to Bido when their “premium” domains aren’t selected. It doesn’t look like the submitted domains are populating right now, but I suspect this feature will begin working shortly.
3. More than one auction a day – auctions will still run from 1-2PM ET, but more than one auction can run concurrently. This feature will be enabled soon. Sellers will be able to pick the day their auctions run, too. I like this idea, but worry that the introduction of multiple concurrent chats per day could be confusing.
Other changes include submitting up to 100 domains at a time and adult domains. Adult domain auctions will only be seen by those that opt-in.