dot com ?

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  1. michelin man

    michelin man IDB Construction

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    The definition and first known usage of the phrase dot com ?

    this is for school and i have no clue where to look????
     
  2. Musaca

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    com = command
    net = network
    org = organization
    gov = goverment
    info = information

    From webster.com :

    Main Entry: dot-com
    Pronunciation: 'dät-"käm
    Function: noun
    Usage: often attributive
    Etymology: from the use of .com in the URLs of such companies
    Date: 1994
    : a company that markets its products or services on-line via a World Wide Web site
     
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    michelin man IDB Construction

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    thank you
     
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    COM = Commercial. Most companies are already commercial so I could see the mixing of "company = com" but it looks like its really "commercial = com"

    Supporting docs:

    ftp://ftp.isi.edu/in-notes/rfc1591.txt
    http://searchwebservices.techtarget.com/sDefinition/0,,sid26_gci213511,00.html
    http://searchwebservices.techtarget.com/sDefinition/0,,sid26_gci211817,00.html

    In theory, "dot com" could have a couple meanings. The first being the ".com" definition meaning a top level domain (TLD), but also as "dot com" as all the companies that perished after the "dot com" bubble burst. Both have very different definitions. Google searching will be your friend.
     
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