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dot-com

(1) A commercial Internet domain name that uses the dot-com (.com) suffix at the end of the address; for example, www.computerlanguage.com is the domain name of the publisher of this encyclopedia. Since dot-com domains were used by all major corporations, the Internet became known as the "dot-com" world. See Internet domain name, dot-com company, dot-com bubble, not-com and dot-con.

(2) The .com domain spelled out in an email address on a website to prevent a spambot from identifying it. For example, instead of "alex@computerlanguage.com," the address is written as "alex at computerlanguage dot com." See spambot.
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Many companies jumped on the dot-com bandwagon in the mid-to-late '90s to create online brokerage businesses to sell insurance.
Fuckedcompany became the Nelson Muntz of the dot-com bust, pointing and laughing with malicious glee as company after company crashed and burned.
It's a lesson many dot-coms learned the hard way as they burned through cash in an attempt to quickly gain market share.
The value of most dot-coms is intellectual property, such as customer lists, licensed technology and engineering teams.
The rest--the "pure play" dot-coms that bet on sufficient consumer interest in travel, pets or auctions, could very soon be knocking on portal doors begging to be let in--or bought out.
Putting references to The Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again" aside, participants agreed that survival in the dot-com industry hinges on the same basic business principles as survival in more traditional industries.
It is amazing how many dot-coms were started during the past few years with no apparent objective beyond "having an IPO and cashing out.
As of early January 2001, the state of the dot-coms was as follows:
Hiring the best Dot-coms depend on talented people.
All other dot-coms in India are horizontal portals; along with news, they offer other features such as e-mail, chats and entertainment.
Of course, one reason that dot-coms are rethinking their strategies is that they simply have less money to spend.
We expect several megamergers and substantial equity or debt investments over the next year between dot-coms and major traditional enterprises.