British Airports Authority sued to seize, a sheep information site, claiming it was registered as an instrument of fraud. After several months, owner Tom Bourke could not afford the legal costs and settled out of court. However, the original registrant, Michael Lawrie, continues to fight the British Airport Authority's questionable allegations.
Close shave for BAA in domain name wrangle
BAA has paid Tom Bourke, owner of, an undisclosed amount to avoid further legal wrangling. Mr Bourke could not comment on the case or the payment because of a confidentiality agreement. [Media Guardian]
Sheep in sheep's clothing takes on BAA, a small, rudimentary website ostensibly devoted to the love of fluffy animals, announced it will fight in court a writ from BAA. [The Guardian] - domain battle decided but case goes on
BAA plc may have secured the ownership of, after the domains current owner Tom Bourke settled the domain dispute out of court, but previous owner Michael Lawrie is having none of it and vows to fight the big corporate all the way. [The Register] (December 18, 2000)
Jobs that blew
BAA.COM's owner Tom Bourke, and the previous owner, Michael Lawrie, were sued last year for passing off as the British Airports Authority, registering an instrument of fraud, and attempting extortion against the non-sheep BAA. [Need to Know] (December 15, 2000) domain battle settled out of court
The legal battle over the ownership of has been settled out of court after its owner, Tom Bourke, was no longer able to afford the heavy legal fees. [The Register] (December 14, 2000)
BAA attempts to shaft sheep site
The owner of a Web site which features a quadruped useful in many ways to human beings has received a letter from m'learned friends representing BAA, the airport operator, threatening legal action. [The Register] (March 23, 2000)
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