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or dotcom

[dot-kom] /ˈdɒtˈkɒm/
a company doing business mostly or solely on the Internet.
of or relating to such a company or to the business it conducts.
Origin of dot-com
1995-2000; from the pronunciation of .com, suffix of domain name in most commercial Internet addresses
Related forms
dot-commer, dot-comer, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • “I hope I get remembered as more than the chronicler of the dot-com boom, though,” she said.

    Makers Cory Doctorow
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dot-com definition

See .com.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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