Dotcom


Dotcom

A company that embraces the internet as the key component in its business. Dotcoms are so named because of the URL customers visit to do business with the company, e.g. www.Amazon.com. The “com” stands for “commercial.” By contrast, websites run by companies whose primary motivations are not commercial, such as nonprofit companies, often have domain names ending in “.org,” which is short for “organization.”

The dotcoms took the world by storm in the late 1990s, rising faster than any industry in recent memory. Despite the fact that most internet companies were losing money at alarming rates, they were given huge valuations on the stock market - but it didn't last for long. The Nasdaq surged to a historical high in March of 2000, and within a few years most of the dotcom sector was wiped out.


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  • dotcom — Ⅰ. dotcom UK US (also dot com, also dot.com) /ˌdɒtˈkɒm/ US  /ˌdɑːtˈkɑːm/ adjective [only before noun] ► E COMMERCE, INTERNET relating to companies that do most of their business on the internet: the dotcom boom/bubble/crash »Shareholders are… …   Financial and business terms

  • DotCom — Als Dotcom werden Unternehmen bezeichnet, die insbesondere im Zusammenhang mit dem Internet Dienstleistungen anbieten. Der Begriff leitet sich aus den auf „.com“ endenden Internet Adressen ab (engl. „dot“ = Punkt). Er wurde zuerst durch den… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Dotcom — Als Dotcom werden Unternehmen bezeichnet, die insbesondere im Zusammenhang mit dem Internet Dienstleistungen anbieten. Der Begriff leitet sich aus der Top Level Domain „.com“ ab, wobei der Punkt englisch „dot“ gesprochen wird. Er wurde zuerst… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • dotcom — UK [ˌdɒtˈkɒm] / US [ˌdɑtˈkɑm] noun [countable] Word forms dotcom : singular dotcom plural dotcoms a company that uses the Internet to sell its products and services …   English dictionary

  • Dotcom — Dọt|com 〈f. 10; meist ohne Artikel; EDV; kurz für〉 Dotcomfirma [<engl. dot „Punkt“ + com, kurz für commerce „Handel“] * * * 1Dọt|com, das; s, s [engl. dot com, nach der Abk. .com in Internetadressen (im Engl. gesprochen: dot com; dot =… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • dotcom — noun Dotcom is used before these nouns: ↑boom, ↑company, ↑crash, ↑entrepreneur, ↑era, ↑mania …   Collocations dictionary

  • dotcom — /dɒtˈkɒm/ (say dot kom) noun 1. a company trading over the internet. 2. a company involved in the information technology industry. –adjective 3. of or relating to a dotcom. 4. (of a company) trading over the internet. Also, dot com, dot com,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Dotcom — com  Cet article concerne le domaine de premier niveau « .com ». Pour l extension de nom de fichier « .COM » des fichiers exécutables sur DOS, voir .com (MS DOS). .com est un domaine de premier niveau générique non… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • dotcom — noun A company whose business is based around a website …   Wiktionary

  • Dotcom — kommerzielle Internet Firma , benannt nach der Domain Endung .com (Beispiele sind Amazon.com, Geocities.com, YAHOO, Pixelpark, ebay) …   Acronyms


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