cybersquatting
[ sahy-ber-skwot-ing ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Early 21st century derived from "squatting", which is the act of occupying an abandoned or unoccupied space or building that the squatter does not own, rent, or otherwise have permission to use
Synonyms
  • protecting
  • occupying
  • dominating
  • seizing
  • annexing
Antonyms
  • releasing
Definition
the registration of a commercially valuable internet domain name, as a trademark, with the intention of selling it or profiting from its use
Example
A) Cybersquatting was a secondary source of income for the advertising agency. B) Some consider cybersquatting to be unethical, but Bob considers it part of the business.
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