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- Nov 23, 2020
We're delighted to announce that the problem has now been solved. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any further comments.Tuesday and it's still sorting based on active bids, and I can guarantee this is keeping some people (myself included) from creating preorders.
We're delighted to announce that the problem has now been solved. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any further comments.
I fail to see why leaving out the number of bids would be beneficial.
Because WHC is switching to a "Open Auction" system similar to what CatchDrop uses so there needs to be some level of privacy, otherwise why would anyone even use the system? It's already heavily stacked against you with universal open auctions, and CatchDrop doesn't post the number of bids per domain either.
Even CD realizes that by initiating anti-consumer policies like open auctions on everything, they can't go too far and also publish all customer bidding data in a public format.
You'd have to be a fool or a masochist to bid on a platform (other than at the last-minute) with open auctions + public customer bidding data. What would be the next update, monthly subscription fees?
Again, I am assuming other TBR providers know what they are doing, it's highly unlikely they will base their decision off the list from WHC.
Read what I wrote - it's CUSTOMERS like you and me and Bobby McGee who use this data to place competing pre-orders at other registrars.
We have different opinions on the matter and I don't think we will change each others mind.
but I am for showing the number of bids. I will miss not being able to see that, it did influence my decisions previously. It made me look twice at a domain in case I was missing something.
I think it's pretty clear what @DomainRecap is saying. My very thorough research is being used against me when its published by WHC. The same is true for others (like @DomainRecap).
This is exactly why I had pretty much quit putting in my lower level bids in at WHC any more. Even if I'm willing to pay $20 for them, I'm not willing to have my research published for everyone else to see and bid on. I've found that each week I can buy outright half a dozen domains that slip through the cracks through other registrars. However, had I placed those bids at WHC, everyone else (like you) would sort them to the top, say "hey, that's worth a bid" and next thing you know I'm having to spend $60 to $200 to get the domain. So when I quit placing those bids with WHC and instead place them with other less popular and less revealing TBR registrars, then I win these same type of domains straight up, no auction, minimum bid or near min-bid. Sure, I don't win them all, but I never do anyways. But I'm paying much less to get the ones I do get now.
Yup I get it exactly but eventually it will be the public against the domainers
Yes, the number of bidders doesn't really matter much. But the ability to sort listings by bid count is still significant. It means that users can sort and look through a pre-screened list of 100 domains instead of 10,000 domains. So that's the problem I have, and there is financial incentive for WHC to allow that sorting - as it attracts more bidders. No system is perfect for us though. But some are better than others.But RLM the actual reason that both WHC and CD are not displaying Number of Bidders is because there is no financial benefit to doing so.