A federal judge will consider transferring the domain name of an unofficial Long Island MacArthur Airport website to the Town of Islip pending the outcome of a lawsuit over the matter, court records show.
U. S. District Judge Leonard D. Wexler has ordered the site's operator, the Hampton Bays marketing firm Black Sheep Television, to appear at a hearing Dec. 1 on whether the court should grant a preliminary injunction transferring the domain name, macarthurairport.com, to the town.
Last month, an arbitrator ruled that Islip, which manages the airport, has common-law rights to the domain name. Black Sheep Television is suing to reverse the decision. The firm is also seeking $1 million in damages, charging in that town officials reneged on a promise to jointly operate the website.
The official airport website, launched last year, is flylima.com.