Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “cybersquatting”

cybersquatting

noun [U]     /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     /-skwɒt/ US  /-skwɑːt/ verb [I] (plural -tt-) cybersquatter     /-ˌskwɒt.ər/ US  /-ˌskwɑː.t̬ɚ/ noun [C] Internet terminology and abbreviations
(Definition of cybersquatting noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of cybersquatting

Definitions of “cybersquatting” in other dictionaries

Translations of “cybersquatting”

Word of the Day

pump iron

to lift heavy weights for exercise

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More