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.com

Part of the Internet address of many companies and organizations. It indicates that the site is commercial, as opposed to educational or governmental.

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The phrase dot-com is used to refer generically to almost anything connected to business on the Internet.

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The explosive growth of wealth connected to the Internet in the 1990s is often said to have created many “dot-com millionaires.”
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