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?
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17th June 2003
I'm pretty sure it was originally "commercial", but these days it's pretty much interchangable with .net...
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).
Maybe they should start a ".psl" or something like that for personal websites...
I thought .com was short for community? Thats what I heard somewhere.
.com means comfusing.
commercial is correct, Net, for network, Org for Organization, each country has it's own as well, NL, RU, US, UK, BR, AR etc.