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cybersquatting

noun [U] uk   /ˈsaɪ.bəˌskwɒt.ɪŋ/ us    /-bɚˌskwɑː.t̬ɪŋ/
the situation in which someone pays for a famous name as an internet address, so that they can later sell it for a high price to the person or organization with that nameInternet terminology and abbreviations
cybersquat
verb [I] uk   /-skwɒt/ us    /-skwɑːt/ (plural -tt-)
cybersquatter
noun [C] uk   /-ˌskwɒt.ər/ us    /-ˌskwɑː.t̬ɚ/
Internet terminology and abbreviations
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