- 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 dotcom
“Greenwald did come here under the aegis of [Dotcom],” says John Armstrong, political columnist for The New Zealand Herald.Greenwald, Assange, and Snowden Join Forces with Kim Dotcom in New Zealand Election
September 17, 2014
Josh Harris was a dotcom millionaire who became famous for crafting a Big Brother-style artistic experiment.A ‘Truman Show’ For Today: The Return of Josh Harris
July 11, 2014
With the exception of the dotcom boom, all of the trust fund surprises have been in the wrong direction.You're Doing it Wrong: Social Security Life Expectancy Calculations
January 7, 2013
As the dotcom bust receded and the leverage inflated the next boom, the wager looked like a good one.Wall Street’s Middle Class Suffers as Business Changes
November 12, 2012
Sultan reportedly made millions off the sale of the site she cofounded during the dotcom boom.Jennifer Sultan’s Arrest for Gun Running Caps Long Fall From Internet Success
July 20, 2012
- a company that conducts most of its business on the internet
- (as modifier)dotcom stocks
C20: from .com, the domain name suffix of businesses trading on the internet
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