Definition of dot-com in English:

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Pronunciation: /dɒtˈkɒm/


A company that conducts its business on the Internet: tons of dot-coms went out of business
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  • New companies that work solely through the Internet, especially the dot-coms, have a distinctive style.
  • However, pure-play dot-coms are challenged to attract customers during the holidays without breaking the bank.
  • In the light-speed world of dot-coms, few corporate managers have time to wait for a warehouse to be built.


1990s: from '.com' in an Internet address, indicating a commercial site.

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