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cybersquatting

(ˈsaɪbəˌskwɒtɪŋ)
n
(Telecommunications) 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
ˈcyberˌsquatter n

cy•ber•squat•ting

(ˈsaɪ bərˌskwɒt ɪŋ)
n.
the registration of a commercially valuable Internet domain name, as a trademark, with the intention of selling it or profiting from its use.
[1995–2000]
cy′ber•squat`ter, n.
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cybersquatting

[ˈsaɪbərskwɒtɪŋ] ncybersquatting m
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A second route for relief against cybersquatters is arbitration under the dispute resolution policy of ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers).
Gheyath explained that reserving the domain name was meant to protect the rights of the authorised entity entitled to this domain, protect the intellectual property rights, and safeguard the domain from cybersquatters.