Clothing company is second company to take advantage of new policy to defend against cybersquatting.
Clothing company Aeropostale (NYSE:ARO) has filed a Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) case against the domain name aeropostale.clothing.
This is just the second case filed against a second level domain under a new top level domain using URS. URS is a faster and cheaper version of the UDRP. However, a win by the complainant results in only the suspension of the domain name rather than a transfer.
IBM filed the only other case. It was against IBM.guru and IBM.ventures. IBM won the case and the domain names are now suspended.
That case took about a week to decide, which is a lot less than the 1-2 months a UDRP case usually takes to resolve.
Aeropostale has not registered its mark with the Trademark Clearinghouse, so the registrant of Aeropostale.clothing did not click an acknowledgment of the trademark. But given the top level domain at issue, it’s a pretty sure bet what the registrant had in mind.
The domain name was registered by someone in Pasadena, Texas. He originally registered it with whois privacy. As is GoDaddy’s policy, it removed the privacy registration upon the filing of the URS.