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cybersquatting

[sahy-ber-skwot-ing] /ˈsaɪ bərˌskwɒt ɪŋ/
noun
1.
the registration of a commercially valuable Internet domain name, as a trademark, with the intention of selling it or profiting from its use.
Origin
1995-2000; cyber- + squat + -ing1
Related forms
cybersquatter, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cybersquatter

cybersquatting

/ˈsaɪbəˌskwɒtɪŋ/
noun
1.
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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Contemporary definitions for cybersquatter
noun

a person who buys one or more commercially viable domain names for the purpose of reselling for a profit

Word Origin

cyber- 'cybernetics' + squatter

Usage Note

computing

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