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


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

Origin of cybersquatting

1995–2000; cyber- + squat + -ing1

Related forms

cy·ber·squat·ter, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for cybersquatting


/ (ˈsaɪbəˌskwɒtɪŋ) /


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

cybersquatter, noun
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