Panelist twists and turns to let SOTI Inc. off the hook for RDNH.
Here’s another case in which I have to say, “I can’t believe it’s not reverse domain name hijacking!”
SOTI Inc., which uses the domain name Soti.net, filed a UDRP against Strategic Outsource Technologies, Inc., which owns the domain name Soti.com.
The latter registered the domain name in 1998 because it was the acronym for his company. He then put the domain name to use.
The complaint shockingly states that the domain owner has no rights or legitimate interests in the domain (despite it clearly being an acronym for his business). It also makes assertions about SOTI Inc’s trademark rights without providing any evidence.