What does .com mean? 7 replies

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Dr.Fritz

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#1 11 years ago

Just a question I was wondering. What does '.com' mean?

I can figure out like, .gov, .edu, and such but what is the meaning of .com?




Ensign Riles VIP Member

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#2 11 years ago

I'm pretty sure it was originally "commercial", but these days it's pretty much interchangable with .net...




Bs|Archaon

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#3 11 years ago

It does mean commercial, but since anyone can buy one it doesn't mean that in practical terms. Things like .co.uk are similar, but usually for specific countries (eg a UK hosting provider will offer .co.uk but a Spanish one would offer .co.es).




Greenvalv

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#4 11 years ago

Maybe they should start a ".psl" or something like that for personal websites...




086goinfast

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#5 11 years ago

I thought .com was short for community? Thats what I heard somewhere.




Masskiller9

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#6 11 years ago
Aeroflot

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#7 11 years ago

.com means comfusing.




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#8 11 years ago

commercial is correct, Net, for network, Org for Organization, each country has it's own as well, NL, RU, US, UK, BR, AR etc.