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dot +‎ com, from the DNS suffix .com.


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dotcom ‎(plural dotcoms)

  1. An Internet address for a website; a website with such an address.
  2. A company whose business is based around a website or primarily via the Internet.
    • 2013 July 20, “The attack of the MOOCs”, The Economist, volume 408, number 8845: 
      Dotcom mania was slow in coming to higher education, but now it has the venerable industry firmly in its grip. Since the launch early last year of Udacity and Coursera, two Silicon Valley start-ups offering free education through MOOCs, massive open online courses, the ivory towers of academia have been shaken to their foundations.
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