cybersquatting

[ sahy-ber-skwot-ing ]
/ ˈsaɪ bərˌskwɒt ɪŋ /

noun

the registration of a commercially valuable internet domain name, as a trademark, with the intention of selling it or profiting from its use.

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Origin of cybersquatting

First recorded in 1995–2000 ; cyber- + squat (in the sense “occupying a property without title or right” + -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM cybersquatting

cy·ber·squat·ter, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cybersquatting

cybersquatting
/ (ˈsaɪbəˌskwɒtɪŋ) /

noun

the practice of registering an internet domain name that is likely to be wanted by another person, business, or organization in the hope that it can be sold to them for a profit

Derived forms of cybersquatting

cybersquatter, noun
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