Meaning of “cybersquatting” in the English Dictionary

"cybersquatting" in British English

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cybersquattingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈsaɪ.bəˌskwɒt.ɪŋ/ us /ˈsaɪ.bɚˌskwɑː.t̬ɪŋ/
cybersquat
verb [ I ] uk /ˈsaɪ.bəˌskwɒt/ us /ˈsaɪ.bɚˌskwɑːt/ plural -tt-
cybersquatter
noun [ C ] uk /ˈsaɪ.bəˌskwɒt.ər/ us /ˈsaɪ.bɚˌskwɑː.t̬ɚ/

(Definition of “cybersquatting” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cybersquatting" in Business English

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cybersquattingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈsaɪbəˌskwɒtɪŋ/ us

a situation in which someone pays to officially take 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 name:

The lawsuit claims both cybersquatting and trademark infringement.
cybersquat
verb [ I ] -tt-

The registration must be renewed or someone else can claim or cybersquat on your address.
cybersquatter
noun [ C ]

In many cases, the domain name that has been reserved by the cybersquatter has already been trademarked or service marked by another organization.

(Definition of “cybersquatting” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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