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- abbreviation Internet An Internet
TLDdesignated for use with individuals' real names, nicknames, screen names, pseudonymsor other personal names.
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Today, .com establishes a certain credibility in a way that its feeble cousins such as .name, .biz or .info certainly don't; if you see an individual or organisation with, say, a .net website, you just naturally assume that they didn't have the foresight, clout or cash to be able to get hold of the .com.