from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • abbr. commercial organization (in Internet addresses)

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • abbr. An Internet top-level domain.
  • abbr. A command file. See also .exe.
  • n. Alternative form of dot-com.


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  • One day, when there were enough personal computer users, it planned to extend its services online, but the marketing advantage of adding the .com was irresistible.


  • Credible Internet sources tend to be on government or educational sites ending in “.gov” or “.edu” rather than “.com.”

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  • If the name you want is taken, try variations, such as adding a middle initial, a city name, or trying “.net” instead of “.com.”

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