- 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
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Examples from the Web for dot-com
The story of a dot-com billionaire who died in the World Trade Center attacks after revolutionizing the Internet.This Week’s Hot Reads: Sept. 17, 2013
September 16, 2013
The groundbreaking Internet grocery business flew high in the dot-com boom, then imploded in 2001.Get the Door. It’s … Amazon?
July 26, 2013
Almost as soon as Romney ended his day-to-day role at Bain, the dot-com boom crashed and the economy went into recession.Bain: The Debate You Have When You Don't Have Ideas
July 14, 2012
It was a bastion of dot-com excess that managed to survive into the 21st century.The Google Religion
July 15, 2011
“There was an unmistakable echo of the dot-com boom Thursday on Wall Street,” Liedtke began his LinkedIn dispatch.The Media's Crazy LinkedIn Comparisons
May 20, 2011
“I hope I get remembered as more than the chronicler of the dot-com boom, though,” she said.Makers
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