You don't have to bid for these domains.
It can be argued that the birth of the social web came when online bidding sites became popular. But what began as simple online transaction sites have become a booming industry, including some of the biggest sites in the world. With the .bid generic top-level domain (gTLD), existing and new bidding sites can join the fray in an all new namespace, with available short words and memorable phrases that can't be found in established TLDs like .com and .net. So avoid the need to bid for a great domain and be the first to register your site with a .bid domain extension.
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Your domain registration questions, answered
How does getting a domain work?
There are two pieces to this equation. First, there are domain registries that own the individual top-level domains (like Verisign, which owns .com, .net, and a few other TLDs). Then there's us, the domain registrar, which provides a big online store that houses all the TLDs in one convenient location. When you register a domain, we reserve it for you through the individual registries... like an Amazon of sorts if you were looking for an HDMI cable.
Are there any additional things I need to buy?
Nope, every domain we sell comes with all the bells and whistles attached. If the TLD supports WHOIS privacy, we turn it on automatically. If you want to transfer your domain to another registrar, we don't have any secret add-ons to keep you tied down. And we don't place any weird ads or parking pages on unused domains — we don't see that much anymore, but it was a thing companies have done in the past.