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By James Iles, May 12, 2019
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    In case you missed it, we reported on Ubiquiti's acquisition of the UI.com domain name this week. The sale looks to have taken place at the backend of 2018 and Ubiquiti transitioned to UI.com in early 2019. After reading several comments on various websites from Ubiquiti clients, it looks as though there was some confusion regarding the switch to UI.com.

    This discussion at Ubiquiti's own forum gives a good example of the confusion that surrounded the move. There doesn't seem to have been any official release from Ubiquiti regarding the change of domain name.

    Here are this week's Top Topics.


    UDRP Filed on RCC.com

    This week, a UDRP (Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy) was filed by Royal Caribbean against the domain name RCC.com. The domain, a generic three-letter .COM with a multitude of uses has been registered since 1992.

    Here, domain investors are giving their opinions on this UDRP, with some calling for an "RDNH" (Reverse Domain Name Hijacking) ruling to be given in this case. Intellectual property attorney John Berryhill (@jberryhill) said that this case should be "a fairly simple one to defend".

    Topic by: @Riz M.


    Medidata.com Sold for $600,000

    Domain investor George Kirikos (@GeorgeK) has uncovered some extraordinary sales through his tireless sleuthing of corporate SEC filings. The latest sale that George has uncovered in that of Medidata.com, which sold for $600,000 in the first quarter of 2019.

    The name was acquired by Medidata Solutions, a NASDAQ listed American technology company that reported $636 million in revenue in 2018.

    Topic by: @GeorgeK


    The 10 Commandments of Domain Investing

    Domain name investing can be difficult to master. It's very easy to acquire domain names, but to have the vision to acquire the right names at the right prices, and to then sell those names on to the ultimate end user is something that relatively few accomplish.

    To make the learning process easier for newer investors, there are plenty of discussions and articles available with valuable advice. Here, a domainer has broken down some pieces of advice into ten commandments of domaining.

    Topic by: @thedomainster


    Poll: Who Is the Best Registrar?

    There are many domain name registrars available to host your domain portfolios, all with different perks and attractive features. Some registrars, in particular, are favored by investors thanks to their pricing, ease of use and customer service.

    In this featured poll, Raymond Hackney (@equity78) asks investors to name their favorite registrar. As of writing, there has been over 540 votes with two registrars attaining a quarter of the votes each. Who is your favorite registrar?

    Topic by: @equity78


    HugeDomains Sniping GoDaddy Closeouts

    HugeDomains is a subsidiary of TurnCommerce, a company that also runs the NameBright registrar and DropCatch.com, the popular drop catching service. DomainIQ estimates that HugeDomains is associated with over four million domain names, and it seems they are adding to this number at a staggering rate.

    A domain investor has noticed that HugeDomains has been using automated tools to acquire domains with last second bids in GoDaddy auctions. The practice reportedly hasn't been stopped by GoDaddy, and investors are airing their frustrations at this.

    Topic by: @wwwweb


    Top Topics of the Week is a blog series featuring the most popular discussions and content within the domain community. Tune in weekly to see what’s trending
     
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  6. dande

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    I am still surprised at the Medidata.com deal. That's a huge one.

    Thanks for the round up
     
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    I think MediData is an excellent name.
     
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    so why there was not any trademark issue in medidata?
     
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    Don't forget that trademarks can also be transferred
     
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    I appreciate it if you tell me more how trademark get traded or transferred? what is the process? and where to start? is there a trademark market??

    If you own the domain name of the same trademark,than it is not wise to approach the trademark owner yourself
     
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    Many governing bodies have various requirements for transferring a trademark to someone else. For the USPTO, you will need a trademark transfer agreement, among other things between the parties involved. To find out more, you can read https://www.uspto.gov/trademark/trademark-assignments-change-search-ownership.

    As for trademark marketplaces, I have heard about ip-marketplace and domimark. But I have not found the time to find out more about them.
     
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    Medidata.com Sold for $600,000

    Domain investor George Kirikos (@GeorgeK) has uncovered some extraordinary sales through his tireless sleuthing of corporate SEC filings. The latest sale that George has uncovered in that of Medidata.com, which sold for $600,000 in the first quarter of 2019.

    The name was acquired by Medidata Solutions, a NASDAQ listed American technology company that reported $636 million in revenue in 2018.

    "I have similar name for a company also listed at NASDAQ with 489.8 million USD revenue in 2018, they offered me $1,200 for my domain."
     
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