Tucon.com: UDRP against 26 year old domain has failed

The UDRP filed against the domain name Tucon.com, has failed.

Registered in 1996, Tucon.com was challenged by Andreas Willmann, an individual located in Austria. The Respondent is domain investor Garry Chernoff, represented by IP attorney John Berryhill.

The Respondent acquired the domain in an expired domain auction in 2015. The Complainant asserted rights to the domain via an Austrian trademark for TUCON VERBINDUNGSTECHNIK from 2005; a Swiss mark was also registered in 2020.

According to the UDRP, the Respondent contends that he was attracted to the disputed domain name because it is a short, memorable two-syllable name, which – as resulting from the evidence provided by the Respondent – corresponds in both Spanish and Italian to “You With”. Furthermore, the Respondent also contends – based on respective evidence – that “TUCON” is a minor surname.

A three member panel at the ADR ordered the domain to remain with the Respondent:

This point is particularly relevant for the outcome of these proceedings, since the Respondent, for his part, contends that (i) he was attracted to the disputed domain name because it is a short, memorable two-syllable name, which – as resulting from the evidence provided by the Respondent – corresponds in both Spanish and Italian to the meaning of “You With”

Read the full text of the UDRP decision for Tucon.com.

The domain transfer was denied.

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