dot-com or dot·com [dot-kom] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a company doing business mostly or solely on the Internet.


  1. 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 addressesRelated formsdot-com·mer, dot-com·er, noun Examples from the Web for dot-com Contemporary Examples of 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

    Sarah Stodola

    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

    David Frum

    July 14, 2012

  • It was a bastion of dot-com excess that managed to survive into the 21st century.

    The Google Religion

    Josh Dzieza

    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

    Gary Rivlin

    May 20, 2011

  • Historical Examples of dot-com

  • “I hope I get remembered as more than the chronicler of the dot-com boom, though,” she said.


    Cory Doctorow

  • dot-com in Culture dot-com

    See .com.

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