Definitions

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  • n. A company whose business is based around a website.

Etymologies

From the DNS suffix .com (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • FAKE CRISIES: “Britain did pretty well surviving the Asian crisis, the American recession, what we call the dotcom bubble.”

    The Brownies just keep on coming

  • The company -- yet another dotcom from the Stanford University factory -- was formed by brothers Jeff and Bobby Beaver when they started making custom T-shirts for friends on campus.

    Top secret T-shirts

  • A quasi-defunct dotcom is doing a reverse-takeover deal with the world-famous NYC peeler-club Scores to take the titty bar public and expand it into a giant, national chain.

    Boing Boing: January 6, 2002 - January 12, 2002 Archives

  • Debbie's started recounting her adventures in dotcom land in her comic strip.

    Boing Boing: March 18, 2001 - March 24, 2001 Archives

  • There’s an element of truth here – for some – but it makes me wonder, how did I not feel this pressure when I was editing a music website back in dotcom boom 1.0?

    March « 2009 « Innovation Cloud

  • The first decade of this century started with the so-called dotcom bubble.

    The Guardian World News

  • It's clever enough, with mildly wacky touches that recall dotcom offices, circa 1999.

    Fast Company

  • Bianchini seeks "people who have been through high highs and low lows," she says, recalling the dotcom bust in 2001.

    Business and financial news - CNNMoney.com

  • In short order, TCP/IP communications protocols, which allowed multiple networks to connect, led to the formation of what then came to be known as the Internet, and shortly thereafter, a unique addressing system, using suffixes like the famous long ago "dotcom" came into widespread use.

    Rory O'Connor: Happy Birthday, Mr. Internet!

  • As far as I've noticed, and I've been following this since the last really systemic world-wide contraction in the early seventies -- the bubbles of the Savings and Loan crisis and the 'dotcom' crash are bumps-in-the-road by way of comparison -- somewhere between zero and very few analyses in the popular press are presenting a complete picture of what characterizes our collective present day economic activity around the globe.

    Paul(as in Krugman)and Wendell(as in Berry)and Deborah(in lieu of Rupert), Oh My!!

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