Bido Throws In The Towel

Today is a sad day for me and many other Domainers who found-out that Bido will be closing-down starting tomorrow. As someone who uses this service daily I can say that this came as quite a shock to me and I’m already feeling the early symptoms of Bido-withdrawal.

I had the chance to spend time with both Sahar and Jarred at TRAFFIC and DOMAINfest this year and can say they are both outstanding people with incredible ambitions and the willingness to do something different. They are visionaries with dreams for revolutionizing the Domaining world and while Bido might be closing-down…something tells me this won’t be the last innovation we’ll see from these two.

I’ve had a long history with Bido since I was actually a beta-tester for the platform that came-before Bido – DNZoom.  DNZoom is a tool designed to help you manage your domains all in one place – even if they are located at different registrars. I started beta-testing for them back in 2008 which is where I first met Sean Stafford who is now running DNS.com.

DNZoom is another creative tool and Bido was an incredible idea, however as we all know, not all good ideas work-out. Every outstandingly successful person I’ve met has always told me that they failed over and over before finding their success – but it was not giving-up that allowed them to succeed in the end.

Sahar came to the United States with nothing and he built an empire. In fact many of you might not know that I was initially inspired to get-involved with Domaining because of Sahar’s Blog – Conceptualist.com. It was back in the summer of 2007 and after reading a few of Sahar’s posts I was hooked – and my life has never been the same.

I want to thank both Sahar and Jarred for their incredible passion and drive to do something truly revolutionary. I will miss Bido but look forward to whatever future venture lies ahead!

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  • Jarred Cohen May 4, 2010, 2:55 pm

    Hi Morgan,
    Thanks for the kind words and your support along the way. It meant a lot to us.
    We’ll be around and sure we will meet again and rejoice sometime soon.
    Wish you the best of success as well. Take care.
    Regards,
    Jarred

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  • Daniel Dryzek May 4, 2010, 4:13 pm

    Nice post, I liked it 🙂 Very positive way to announce that Bido will be closing-down.

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  • Luke Webster May 4, 2010, 6:26 pm

    Morgan,

    I was also disappointed to learn that as well this morning when I surfed over to Bido this morning after receiving my morning auction notifications.

    It is also reassuring to know that the owners are respectable and are going to make a smooth exit for the clients…

    Luke Webster | DevRich

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  • Ace May 4, 2010, 7:45 pm

    It seems that Bido was ahead of its time. Good luck guys !!

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  • Victor May 6, 2010, 7:21 am

    Good luck to both of them! I know they will bounce back and do what they love most.

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  • Farhad Ramezan May 6, 2010, 7:57 am

    I am not surprised at all. From one domain A DAY to auctioning like crazy, it was obvious from start that these people had NO SOLID BIZ plan to start a Business.

    sorry to see you go but your deserved it.

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  • Farhad Ramezan May 6, 2010, 11:52 am

    “so we have reset your complimentary voting points to 2220”

    Just look at the business concept before judging my email. A kid can look at the potential for making money with this system and say “ARE you CRAZY?”

    “so we have reset your complimentary voting points to 2220”

    I do no care what anyone says, if there were smart they would show it by at least to exit with dignity. Which business gives 24hr notice to close?

    smart business man plan for exit as well. there were no explanation but “Good bye” and we are trying to sell our business domain name and technology for SIX figures. That is almost as stupid as the business.

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  • Tom May 6, 2010, 9:24 pm

    I am also very sad to see them close as I also used their site a few times a day… and have sold a good number on domains there to.

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