Origin of dot-comfrom “.com”, a typical ending for commercial Web addresses
- Of or relating to business conducted on the internet: dot-com advertising.
- Of or relating to a company whose products or services deal with or are sold on the internet: a dot-com brokerage firm.
Origin of dot-comPronunciation of .com
dot-com - Computer Definition
(1) A commercial Internet domain name that uses the dot-com (.com) suffix at the end of the address; for example, www.computerlanguage.com is the domain name of the publisher of this encyclopedia. Since dot-com domains were used by all major corporations, the Internet became known as the "dot-com" world. See Internet domain name, dot-com company, dot-com bubble, not-com and dot-con.
(2) The .com domain spelled out in an e-mail address on a website to prevent a spambot from identifying it. For example, instead of "email@example.com," the address is written as "alex at computerlanguage dot com." See spambot.
dot-com - Investment & Finance Definition
One of the terms to come into common usage the quickest, it refers to any number of Internet companies that began in the later half of the 1990s during the technology and Internet boom. It takes its name from the companies that included a “.com” at the end of their name. As the technology bubble burst and dot-com companies were discredited, many firms that were still in business changed their names to get rid of the “.com.”